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Reading: The Boy Who Grew Dragons Chapter 13



LO: To write a poem using the past and present progressive verb forms.

  • Watch the teaching video.

Design and produce a shape ‘action’ poem using either past or present progressive form verbs.  


  • Children design and produce a shape ‘action’ poem using either past or present progressive form verbs.  
  • Children should come up with a setting for their poem (anything from their bedroom to the garden to school or a jungle). They then need to decide what they are doing or were doing. This is the context for their poem.
  • Children then write a series of sentences that describe the action in their poem either in the present progressive form, or in the past progressive form.
  • Remind children that they will need to use am/is/are with the verb for present progressive form; and they will need to use was/were with the verb for the past progressive form.

Children decide on the layout of their poem, considering how this is reflective of the subject. For example, it might reflect the actions or the setting.


Warm Up

Today we are going to practise doubling numbers.

Go on Hit The Button and select doubles.


Choose from the list on the left. Again, start with what you know and then try a step further. We shall build on this tomorrow.


Main Activity

Today we are recapping on our knowledge from Year 2 Summer Term on comparing lengths.

Please watch the video lesson.

Please work through the Wednesday Power Point to make sure you understand what was mentioned in the video.

Complete the Wednesday activity. This can be printed out or write answers in your home learning book. Please don’t copy all of the questions out, just write your answers. Use any jottings and methods you would like to work out your answers in your book too, just like we do at school!

Check your work alongside the answers.


If the above work challenged you then you do not need to do this activity. Look at the Wednesday Extension Activity challenge yourself to answer some of the problems.

Maths Wed 3rd March.mp4

Still image for this video

Pose the question to the children: Am I always responsible for my actions? Short circle time discussion on this. Then watch the video: https://youtu.be/8ImSSg9ZY60

Pause at 1min 27sec to discuss / answer question: should the frog agree to carry the scorpion? Record chns answers in a yes/no tally on wb. Continue with video to see what happens.

Pause when scorpion and frog sink to answer the questions:

Who was responsible for what happened – the frog or the scorpion?

What did the scorpion mean when she said it’s in her nature?

Chn to discuss as whole class.

Continue with video for 2nd scenario.

Pause at 3min 54 for the next question:

Could Karim have stopped himself from breaking his promise?

How is Karim’s promise different to the scorpions promise?


In PSHE books chn to answer the question:

Am I always responsible for my actions?


In PE today we would like you to work on your coordination, footwork and jumping skills.

You will need to have enough space to set up a course which will enable you to carry out these skills safely. 

Have fun and be active!


Click on the video below for more instructions.