Dinnington Community Primary School


Reading Activities 30.3.20 - 3.4.20


Poem of the Day


Good morning! Today's poem is an extract from The Jumblies by Edward Lear. 

  • What do you think that the Jumblies look like? Can you draw a picture of one in your yellow home learning book?
  • Can you learn the poem off by heart?
  • Do any of the words rhyme in this poem?
  • Can you write the next verse of the poem? What do you think tha Jumblies will do?


The Jumblies       

by Edward Lear


Far and few, far and few,

Are the lands where the Jumblies live.

Their heads are green,

And their hands are blue,

And they went to sea in a sieve.







Good morning Key Stage One! Here are a few characters from some of my favourite picture books. 

What can you tell about their character from how they look and what they are doing? How are they feeling? What makes you think that? 


When you write your answer in your yellow home learning book, make sure that you use because!

Gruffalos...try not to use happy or sad.


I think that the witch is cheerful because she is smiling.










Hannah's dad

1.4.20 Poem of the Day

Today's poem of the day is 'Look at the Train' by Kathy Henderson.
How does she show that the train is moving really quickly?
Can you learn this poem off by heart?
Why not have a go at writing your own poem about a train, a car or even a plane?


Reading Comprehension - Ronald the Rhino 


Today we are going to be working on our reading comprehension. Most of the Gruffalos will be able to read this text independently, but Superworms and Tiddlers might like to get a grown-up or an older brother or sister to read it to them. 


There are 3 levels of questions, so think carefully about which level you want to have a go at. Don't worry if it's too tricky, just choose a different level. 


REMEMBER! Read the text first, then read the questions thinking about the key words. Gruffalos might want to have a go at answering the questions in their yellow home learning book. 




Poem of the Day


Good morning Key Stage One! Here is today's Poem of the Day. This poem uses alliteration which is when you use words that begin with the same letter or sound.


Have any of your teeth fallen out yet? Can you learn this poem off by heart? Can you write your own poem using alliteration


This tooth


I jiggled it

jaggled it, jerked it.

I pushed it,

and pulled and poked it.

But –

As soon as I stopped

and left it alone,

this tooth came out

on it’s very own!



by Lee Bennett Hopkins


Reading books

Good morning Key Stage 1,  

We have set some different books for you on epic books.


Have a read of one today.

  • Write down or tell someone in your family:
  • Did you like it?
  • Who was the main character?
  • Was it fiction (story book) or non fiction (information book)?
  • What happened?
  • Can you suggest it to a friend?
  • What was your favourite part?


This is the link:


Tiddlers and Superworms your class code is: qjt0669

Gruffalos your class code is: diu5541