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Week 2

30th March - 3rd April 




Daily – Keep a log of what books you read. How many different books can you read?


Visit the Read Write Inc website - 





Daily – Keep a diary of what you get up to whilst you are at home


Day 1

Read “Deep in the Rainforest” poem

Ask your child these questions:

  • What does the poet do to make the rainforest come alive in our imaginations? - She uses our senses to describe what it might be like:
  • What can we see? Hear? Smell? Touch? Taste?
  • Why are some lines repeated? What effects does it have?


Draw a story map of the poem


Day 2

Read the poem again. Why do you think the poet used the senses to describe the rainforest?


Complete the senses grid (if you have a printer feel free to print out the grid and write the responses on it. If not please write your responses in your homework book).


Challenge: Can you add a verb? Eg I saw a parrot swinging. I heard a tiger growling.


Day 3

Show your child the painting by Henri Rousseau – Tiger in a Tropical Storm:

(These responses can be recorded in homework books if you would like)

  • What can you see in the painting?
  • Which colours are used?
  • How does the painting make you feel?
  • What can’t you see in the painting?
  • What do you want to know?
  • What do you think this painting is called? Why?


Day 4

Listen and look at the images:

Ask if they can listen to the sounds and look at the images and tell you where we are – in the rainforest.

We can’t go to the rainforest so we have brought the rainforest to Balderton.

What sounds did we hear? What did we see?

Look at a rainforest picture – what can we see, hear, etc?

Complete the senses grid for this new picture.

Extend by adding verbs and adjectives to describe in further detail.


Day 5

Today the children are to have a go at writing their own rainforest poem. Recap senses and look at the sense grids that have already been completed.


There is a writing frame included. If you have a printer your child can write their responses on the sheet, if not then please use the homework books. 


Challenge: Can you perform the new poem that you have written? Feel free to video this to share with the class when we are back at school or email me at to show me your great work :)