Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

We are Golden and we SPARKLE


18.5.20  Week 5


This week we are going to be using our planning to write our very own chapter of the story, 'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark!'  I hope you have been enjoying the story as much as I have.  The next chapter, 'Chapter 5 Dark is Fascinating' is below too, so make sure you have a good read for inspiration and to be able to answer the questions about the text in your reading booklet.  I'll be modelling some writing lessons too, so click on the videos to help you write a fantastic chapter about Plop.  



Monday:  Reading

Read Chapter 5

Answer questions on Page 5 of comprehension booklet


Tuesday: Reading

Nocturnal or Diurnal


Wednesday:  Writing

Modelled Writing- Introduction.


Thursday: Writing

Middle- New Setting.  Follow Miss Lee’s Modelled writing lesson Part 2


Friday: Writing

Ending Follow Miss Lee’s Modelled writing lesson Part 3!


Present your story neatly and send me a photo!


Chapter 5 Dark is Fascinating

Modelled Writing Introduction/Beginning

Modelled writing Middle

Our own Chapter

Our Home Learning

11.5.20  Week 4



This week we are going to start to think about planning our own chapter of the story.  This week we will read Chapter 4 'Dark is NECESSARY'.  Do you know what necessary means?  Talk to your grown ups.


When thinking about your own chapter- we need to think about what we think about the dark.  You could use Dark is ....  to think about some ideas.   So far Plop has met lots of different characters... who could Plop meet next in your chapter?

Our Learning Journey for the week 11.5.20



Monday:  Reading

Read Chapter 4

Who said…?  Identify characters from the text for the chapters read.  Answer questions on Page 4 of comprehension booklet


Tuesday: Reading


Who do you think Plop might meet that will help him?


Wednesday: What do you think about the dark?

Dark is …

Think about what name you could give a chapter in the book. What do you think of the dark?  Would this persuade Plop?


Thursday:  Modelled Story Plan/ Map

If you were to write a chapter yourself, who would Plop meet?  Plan your own chapter, ready for next week.


Friday: Spellings/ Handwriting/ Presentation

Present your story map neatly and send me a photo!


Practice spellings from your spelling list

Handwriting joins sheet


Story Plan

Plan your own chapter with Miss Lee!

Chapter 4 The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark

Our Learning Journey for Week 11.5.20

4.5.20  Week 3


This week we are continuing our learning, using 'The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark!' by Jill Tomlinson.  Chapter 3 is called 'Dark is Fun' and Plop meets a boy scout.  Have you heard about boy scouts?  Ask your grown ups if you aren't sure.


Chapter 3 Dark is Fun!

Our Learning Journey for this week...



Monday:  Reading

Read Chapter 3, using the video with Miss Lee and answer the questions about Chapter 3, ‘Dark is FUN!


Tuesday: Grammar

Complete the sentences to describe Plop, using the word bank given.


Wednesday: Grammar/ Writing

Compare Introductions:

Highlight adjectives used in a text to see which is more effective


Thursday:  Modelled Writing

Follow the lesson from Miss Lee online to write your own description of Plop.  Use the example, word bank and your knowledge of adjectives to make it SPARKLE


Friday: Complete a final copy, in your neatest handwriting.  Send Miss Lee a picture of your work and be proud!


Modelled writing Character description Plop The Barn Owl

Miss Lee has braved the camera to complete a modelled writing lesson to support your writing on Thursday! I hope it is helpful!

27.4.20  Week 2


In chapter 1, Plop meet a little boy who told him 'Dark was Exciting', because he got to see fireworks in the dark!  Plop was excited to see them too!  What can you remember about Plop- where did he live?  


This week we are going to continue to read 'The Owl who was Afraid of the dark- Chapter 2 is called 'Dark is Kind'.  I wonder- how do you think the dark could be kind?  Plop meets a little old lady, who tells him all about why she thinks it is.  I hope you are enjoying the story so far laugh

Miss Lee reading Chapter 2 of 'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark'

TASK 1: Draw a picture of where Plop lives.  Can you think where he might have flown to meet the characters in chapter 1 (the little boy) and chapter 2 (The little old lady)?  Maybe you could draw them on your picture too.


TASK 2: Explore Chapter 2- using the New Chapter sheet below.  What can you find in the text?


TASK 3:  Answer the comprehension questions about Chapter 2:  Dark is kind.



Week 2 Learning Journey

Summer 1  Week 1 20.4.17


This half term we will be using the book 'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark' to base lots of our learning on.  Below is a link to Chapter 1 of the book.  


The book is about a baby barn owl called Plop... who is afraid of the dark!  This is quite tricky for an owl, who are mainly nocturnal and like to hunt for their food during the darkness.  

Task 1:  Can you draw Plop and label him, using your own powerful adjectives?


Task 2:  Can you research and find out some information about Barn Owls?  What do they eat?


Task 3:  Answer some questions about Chapter 1, using the comprehension question sheet below


The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark

Reading Books


Oxford Owl has access to hundreds of eBooks for you to access at home.  You can also view lots of eBooks through Twinkl.  Click the link to see some of our favourite characters.


Spelling and Handwriting


These sheets will help you practise your spelling and handwriting in one!  Try to join some of your letters if you can- ready for a SPARKLY pencil laugh