EXPLORING THE ISLAND (Week 3)
Hi again! Off we go with Part 3 of the story with a week's worth of activities. The activities are designed by expert teachers and fulfil the objectives relevant to this terms learning. We think there are about 2-3 hours of stuff per day on the curriculum + the extra activities and challenges. Below is a suggestion of how to structure the week - but it is only a suggestion! If you send us any work or videos/photos, you give us consent to use it on the website.
1 Watch Part 3 - Exploring The Island
2 Online Quiz
3 Literacy Reading
4 Maths - Ariel's Spell
1 Literacy Creative Writing
2 Science Activity Island Life, labelling plants
3 Maths Activity :
What's a name worth?
1 Rewatch Exploring The Island
2 Literacy Grammar Exercise & Punctuation Exercise
3 Science Island Life, lifecycle of a flower
1 Literacy Update character list
2 Literacy Extras - Wordsearch and Crossword
3 Science. Island life, science investigation
4 Art - Making "cuppet" puppets
1 Literacy Retelling the next part of the story
2 Maths Challenges
3 Music Writing a song
4 Do the weekly challenge and send your entry into us!
Right! This week all our directors drew their own illustrations to help tell the story.....
Next, take the quiz...
WEEK 3 SPECIAL CHALLENGE
This challenge is on the to-do list for day 5 - but we thought we'd give you a look now. Guy Henry has set you a challenge, watch his message and see what you can do.....
Send your film to The Primary Shakespeare Company at
If you send us video, you give us permission to show it on our website. The competition will be open until the end of May 2020, the winners will get to see their film on our site AND will win £50 of book tokens for themselves and £100 for their class! AMAZING.
DAY 1 LITERACY
Click on the picture below to download your literacy activity for today - there's one for year/grade 3&4 and one for year/grade 5/6.
DAY 1 MATHS - Ariel's Spell, problem solving and conversions
Maths problem solving - can you help Ariel create a spell?
DAILY TEMPEST DANCE WARM UP
In the first video, Luke will teach you all the elements you need to do the warm up. When you're ready, watch the second video and away you go! If you want to film yourself doing the warm up you can send it to us and we might even add you to the video! If you send us video, you give us consent to use it on our site.
DAY 2 LITERACY - PLAY SCRIPTS
There are 3 things you're going to need for todays literacy activity :
1 The Instructions
2 The Planning Template
3 My Play Script
Click on each one to download it and get going!
DAY 2 MATHS
Todays maths exercise is all about adding large numbers......
DAY 2 SCIENCE
If you want to see a grid of all the objectives you'll be fulfilling, you can download it here
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HOW TO USE PDF WORKSHEETS
Quick video tutorial on using PDF worksheets!
Here are a couple of warm ups and tongue twisters from Barry and Debs - have a go, see if it improves your performance!
Island life - Labelling a plant. Download the tasks here.
Ok, so it's time to revisit the story, press the button to go back up to the video of Exploring the Island to remind yourself of what happens.
DAY 3 LITERACY
Today we've got punctuation and a grammar exercise, click on the picture to download.
DAY 3 SCIENCE
Continuing with Island life, we're looking at the life cycle of a flower....
THE MAGIC CASE
EXTRA ACTIVITY -
DAY 4 ART - PUPPETS
Here's another crossword for you - if you're keeping up with the story, this should be easy! Click to download.
See how quickly you can complete the word search. Click to download.
DAY 4 SCIENCE
Island Life -
DAY 4 LITERACY
DAY 5 MUSIC
DAY 5 EXTRA MUSIC
Mark has created a Caliban Song Exercise for you....
NOW FOR THE SPECIAL CHALLENGE!
Make your film and send it to The Primary Shakespeare Company at
If you send us video, you give us permission to show it on our website. Please get an adult to send them to us and confirm it's OK to show them.The competition will be open until the end of May 2020, the winners will get to see their spells come to life AND will win £50 of book tokens for themselves and £100 for their class! AMAZING.
Each week one of our celebrity patrons will task you with a special challenge. This competition is open to everyone in the whole world! If you send us a video entry, you grant permission for us to use it on our website. You can see the prize listed below the video. Guy Henry has issued the third challenge. Watch his video, it's a tricky task, and we can't wait to see your work. The address to send it into is below the video. GOOD LUCK!
WELL DONE - YOU'VE COMPLETED WEEK 3
Check in again on Monday for the next episode of the story, and loads more activities! Stay safe and we'll see you soon.
Oliver Hymans has come up with an amazing video on how to make "cuppet" puppets, watch and see!
DAY 5 LITERACY
DAY 5 MATHS
It's your turn again. How would you tell the next part of the story. You've seen our version and read the script. It's time for you to get going on your very own version, using everything that you've learnt so far this week.
Here's a few challenges you could do - download and have a go.
A full music lesson, write a Caliban drinking song! Created by composer Rachel Leach.
You need to add to your CHARACTER LIST from last week. Which new characters have entered the story since then?
We asked our directors how they might make the story of "Exploring The Island". Here's what two of them came up with....
Download a PDF of the instructions here....