Hazlehurst Community Primary School

Growing Together

Hazlehurst Community

Primary School

Growing Together



This week most of the reading suggestions are linked to our English writing activities. I will add the Collins Link to the bottom of this page as there are so  many books to choose from at varying levels. If you prefer to read the books you may turn off the sound and read the pages yourself. Happy reading! 


Monday-Click on the link to read this fun book  

One of the country’s favourite witches is back with a fun and reassuring take on the challenges of lockdown during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Winnie and Wilbur Stay at Home by Valerie Thomas & Korky ...

scopeforimagination475473462.wordpress.com › winni.

Tuesday-All about wombats-Reading Task for English

Wednesday-Diary of a wombat-Listen or read the story to link for this weeks writing task.


Thursday- Diary of a kangaroo. See attached PDF below.

Friday- Choose your own book.


Don’t forget recommended reading websites:

Oxford Owl



If you have trouble with the link-try this:

How to access free Collins Big Cat ebooks

Access 330+ free KS1 ebooks from our primary reading programme

Go to Collins Connect and click on the Teacher portal and enter: 

Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password: Parents20! 

and click Login. 


Diary of a Kangaroo-Thursday reading

Monday-Spelling and grammar work. Support for spelling. Possessive apostrophes. An apostrophe ( 's ) can be used to show that one thing belongs to or is connected to something.

Spelling Term 3A -week  5 -Possessive apostrophes

Use this short fun video to support learning.


This week we will be working from this lovely book, but first of all we need to find out about wombats.

Tuesday- Have you ever wondered what a wombat is? Read the information about wombats and answer the questions.

Wednesday- Time to read the story

Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French is a peek into the weekly routine of a wombat. Wombats are cuddly-looking, slow-moving Australian animals who spend their time eating, digging and sleeping. This particular wombat encounters a slight change in his routine when his new neighbours, a family of humans, move in next door. He quickly learns about carrots and all the ways to acquire them.

Listen to/watch the reading of Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley



How good are you at spotting verbs.

Remember verbs are action words. This story has been written in the past tense because it is a diary. I have spotted 28 verbs in total in the text. Mute the sound and play the story again (you can pause if it is going to fast). Use the worksheet to make a list of all the verbs that you spot, then write the present form of each verb. Good luck!

Write some sentences in the past tense about what you have been doing today.

OR complete the sentence practise worksheet.

Thursday-Re-read the story again to help you with the structure of the text. This lesson may cover 2 days. You might like to make your own story book or just write it in your work book. Make sure you leave room for some pictures.  


  • You are going to write the diary entry of an animal who causes all sorts of trouble for a family. Decide which animal will feature in your story. Record this on My Animal Diary Planner. Maybe you have a grumpy cat or an overactive pup, a slow turtle or a chirpy bird.
  • Have fun thinking of the three things your animal does that cause big trouble for the family. What does it like to eat?
  • Look at the Diary Suggestions for some ideas if you get stuck.

Things to think about:

  • Make sure you use the layout and language features of a diary.
  • Keep your writing in the past tense. Include verbs written in the past tense. (adding ‘ed’)
  • Write in full sentences and use conjunctions to link ideas.

My letter from last week if you have not had the chance to catch up yet. Feel free to write back.

Friday-Complete and illustrate your story.

Today I would like you to check your stoy carefully, read it aloud to your family. Can you improve it anywhere or use better words. Finally, add pictures to your story and read it aloud to your family


I look forward to reading your super stories.

Remember your spelling test today-Good luck! 

NEW-A variety of fun literacy activities to choose from.

Remember-BBC supermovers is excellent to support learning with fun grammar songs.

BBC Bitesize has daily phonics and spelling games and activities.