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Rossington St Michael’s C of E Primary School

Learning to be the best that we can be with the love of God

Monday 20th April 2020

Hello Lower Key Stage 2,

We hope you all had a lovely Easter!

For daily challenges and work from now on please see your class teacher's class dojo message and refer to your own class pages. For now, there will be no more daily challenges put up here. You can send your work through to the email address or to make it quicker and easier for your class teacher to see it, send through Class Dojo.

We've loved everyone's responses to the challenges, well done for staying focused.

Year 3 & 4 English Challenges

Hello and welcome to the English challenges page for years 3  & 4. Everyday, Mr Sell will be doing his best to provide interesting and challenging tasks, so be sure to keep checking the page reguarly for updates. Please feel free to get in touch through the guestbook below or by writing an email to We would also love to see  some pictures of your work by tweeting us @RossingtonStM.


More common exception words this week but I've picked some really tricky ones! Far too many getting 6/6 last week for my liking. Top tip for grownups, read the word aloud in a sentence to help give it context. Once again, let me know how you get on in the comments below!

Friday 03.04.20

Mr Sell has a poetry challenge for you all today. He would like you to have a go at writing an acrostic poem all about our school! An acrostic poem is where you write down the name of someone or something down the left hand side of your page and each letter becomes the start of every line of your poem.  Mr Sell has provided an example below, this took him 5 minutes so yours is bound to be loads better!

Thursday 02.04.20

Today, Mr Sell would like you to practice the fundamental skill of READING! Grab a good book, maybe one that you have recommeded, find yourself a cosy corner and just spend 10 minutes really getting into your story. Afterwards, can you then recount the events of your book to the nearest available grown up? Just don't get TOO comfortable or you'll end up like Mr Sell.

Wednesday 01.04.20

Yesterday, Mr Sell went for his one daily session of exercise. A lovely stroll through the nearby woods! Can you take a look at the image below and write 5 key questions that you have about what you can see? What would you like to know about what has happened here? How has this happened? Remember your capital letters and question marks, good luck!

STRETCH YOURSELF: Can you include some prepositions from the attached doc below?

Tuesday 31.03.20

Mr has been thinking that one small positive about the current situation is that he can have 5 minutes to sit down with a good book. The problem is where to start! Can you remcommend Mr Sell a book to read in no more than 100 words? Remember to include the title, author and give a reason why you like it so much. This could be a book that you've read at home, something you've borrowed from the library or maybe even one of the colour coded books that you've borrowed from school.

Monday 30.03.20

Back by popular demand! Well, a bit of demand. Sort of.  Mr Sell has re-opened the random story generator! Can you please write a short story, of no more than 100 words, using the picture as a prompt? There might be one or two in Year 3 who show an interest in this one...

Can you include an expanded noun phrase, a fronted adverbial and a tricky conjunction? Mr Sell will give you a GOLDEN HOUSEPOINT (when we get back to school) if you can also corrently use some inverted commas. Good luck!

Friday 27.03.20

I were practicing my cartwheels yesterday and found that they was really difficult! Hmm, that doesnt sound quite right does it? If only there were some way of practicing how to correclty use was and were.  Maybe completing the tasks attached will help?

Mr Sell

Thursday 26.03.20

Mr Sell decided that it would be a brilliant idea to spring clean his kitchen and empty out all of his cupboards (It turns out that this was a terrible idea). He had to carefully lift out all of his pots and pans, quickly check the use by dates on the jars and gently put everything back again.

Can you write some brilliant sentences that use adverbs? They can be about anything you like, maybe something that you have been upto so far this week?


Cheerfully, I brushed my teeth although I was late for school!

I fell out of bed suddenly because my alarm was so loud.

Wednesday 25.03.20

Mr Sell has been busy in the kitchen baking a rather splendid banana loaf. Luckily, it didn't sink in the middle! This could be because he had a set of simple, easy to follow instructions!

Can you have a go at writing some instructions for Mr Sell? They could be for something else that he could cook, or even an activity that he might enjoy doing instead of marking books. Keep it simple and have no more than 10 steps as he is easily confused. A checklist of features has been attached below to help you out. Good luck!

Tuesday 24.03.20

Mr Sell would like you to go on a scavenger hunt around your house and find 10 random objects. Collect them all together and use them to produce some expanded noun phrases. For example, a long, thin pencil!

STRETCH YOURSELF! Can you put these into a sentence? The long, thin pencil was laying on the table.

STRETCH YOURSELF FURTHER! Can you write a sentence that includes a conjunction? The long, thin pencil was laying on the table because Mr Sell needed to write a letter.

Monday 23.03.20

Mr Sell has been flicking through the pages of his random story generator again. Can you write a short story, of no more than 3 paragraphs, using the image below? Can you include an expanded noun phrase and a fronted adverbial? Good luck!


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Lily Rose(a couple of years ago)

Jacob and the prince Once upon a time there was an ordinary boy called Jacob who had an ordinary life who lived with an ordinary family and went to an ordinary school. One day the teacher told Jacob and the class about the royal family, their history and that they were coming to visit the school. Everyone was extremely excited except Jacob who sometimes got mistaken as the prince so he vowed that he would not take a bath again for an entire year so he didn't look or smell like royalty. On the day of the visit Jacob put on his smelliest clothes so he wasn't mistaken as the prince. When the royal family arrived the prince said, ”What is that vile smell?” Jacob shouted, “That is me!”. The prince went over to Jacob and said to him it is like looking in a mirror and that we could be twins. As the queen turned around she was shocked when she saw jacob and the prince together.the queen then started to explain that Jacob and the prince were actually twin brothers who were seperated at birth and that Jacob was given to a family that couldn't have children Jacob and his twin brother the prince became best of friends and promised to continue to keep in contact and see each other as much as possible. And the prince even moved to Jacobs school to be close to him.

Hollie(a couple of years ago)

Hi its Hollie I know what plural and singular is now. My sentences are. The elephant was huge. We were going to the zoo. Who was at my birthday party? I was telling my mum that my brother was been annoying.

Lola(a couple of years ago)

Lola got 6/6 on her spellings this morning. Thank you for all the activities (and photographs) you are putting on for the children!

Mr Sell(a couple of years ago)

Thank you to everyone who has sent in pictures of their work. Hollie's pizza and Darcie's cake look brilliant! In answer to your question Hollie I am not fussy and will eat just about anything on my pizza, even pineapple! I trust that you have saved me a slice?

Harry(a couple of years ago)

I got 6/6 on today's spelling test.

Alex S(a couple of years ago)

Here are my two best adverb sentences! Yesterday I did Joe Wicks workout energetically! My guinea pigs joyfully played on the grass for the first time this year because it was sunny. Hope you are keeping well Mr Sell!

Darcie(a couple of years ago)

Darcie enjoyed making a cake, we used what ingredients we had, luckily it turned out, will send a picture.

lily rose griffiths(a couple of years ago)

Here are my instructions. How to wash your hands? These instructions will keep your hands healthy. Go to the sink . Turn the hot tap on. Wet your hands using hot water because it kills bacteria. Then use soap to rub(20 seconds) in between your fingers and front and back of your hand so that it is completely covered. Now using the hot water wash of all of the soap off your hands. Last dry your hands using a clean dry hand towel. Now you have a pair of clean hands .

Lily(a couple of years ago)

lily rose did 10 different objects which were pen perfume hairbrush toy cake toothbrush a book body spray colour pencils a water bottle and a t-shirt

Mia w, Poppy w(a couple of years ago)

Both got 6/6 for spellings

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