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1. Read a poem
• Read the poem: I have had an awful day.
• What things cheer you up when you are having a difficult day? Make a list of them and keep them somewhere safe to remember.

2. Learn about the Perfect Form
• Use the PowerPoint or Revision Card to learn about the Perfect Form.
• Cut out the Mixed Sentences. Stick the Past Tense sentences onto Chart 1. Stick the Perfect Form sentences onto Chart 2.
• Write in the blank columns of each chart.
Show your answers to a grown-up. You can check them at the end of this pack.

3. Now for some writing
• Think of ideas for a new poem: I have had a dreadful day.
• Write out your poem carefully, setting it out with a sad and a happy face.

Fun-Time Extras
• Can you send your poem to somebody else?
• Can you interview people to find out what cheers them up on a
bad day?

Measure perimeter



  1. Listen to the following song: ‘Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside’ ( ).
  2. Using a postcard-sized piece of cardboard or paper. On the front draw a picture to make a seaside postcard. On the back, write something about the seaside.
  3. Now look at the PowerPoint Slide and see accompanying notes (under the slide) for locations and information. With a partner or family member describe the photos using as much of the given vocabulary as possible. How do these pictures make you feel? What would it be like to visit these beaches?
  4. Using the template of the British isles – can you label the countries on the map. Additionally are you able to identify where there are beaches around the country – how many of them have you been to? Were they all the same? Can you tell me whether the beaches you know of or have been to are North, East, South, West (South-East, South-West, North-East or North West) from where you live?
  5. Extra-Challenge: take a photo of any seaside item that you have. Can you find both human (e.g. bucket and spade) and natural (e.g. shell) items?

Postcard Edits



This is an extra learning experience about Oceans as this links in nicely with our learning about beaches in geography. First thing - before we start think about all you know about oceans. 


Some questions to begin to think about Oceans: 
• What does the ocean mean to you? (Discuss with a partner or family member) 

Have you ever visited the sea, and if not, would you like to? What did you do at the seaside? Have you ever travelled across the sea or been on a boat trip?


• Using a large piece of paper, with your partner or a friend write down all the things you can do at the seaside in one colour, here are some ideas: swimming, building sandcastles, going on a boat, exploring rockpools, eating fish and chips, fishing etc.


• Writing down on the same sheet in different colour pen - what other roles do the oceans play in your lives? 


• Look at the fact sheet ‘Why do the oceans matter?’ Add five new facts to you sheet of paper in a third colour.

Were there any facts that particularly surprised you? How easy was it to choose just five facts? Has this activity made you think differently about our oceans?


• Now reflect on the fact that every one of us depends on oceans for a healthy planet. Discuss the idea of interdependence and how all living things are connected in a web of life. If we overfish the seas then they will not be able to give us as much food to eat and other species will suffer too.

Draw a poster calling on people to protect the seas. You could choose to illustrate one of the facts from the fact sheet and think of a catchy slogan to go with it.