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 This week we are looking at the famous sea heroine - Grace Darling 

Monday - There are 3 different activities so choose the best one for your child. Read and answer the comprehension questions.



Watch this bbc schools recount of Grace's story.


Expanded noun phrases.

Describe in a full sentence using a noun phrase the nouns below:

Grace     The lighthouse    Grace’s dinner      the storm      the waves    the boat      the survivors

Please make sure you punctuate a list of adjectives correctly using commas then use and for the last description.

Simon was crafty, mischievous, daring and cunning cat.  

EXT look up different synonyms (A synonym is a word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or a phrase). Explore and extend your use of vocabulary.

i.e scared, petrified, frightened, distraught

brave, intrepid, courageous, fearless, bold

  Wednesday  Metaphors 

Stating that something is something else. 

Grace was a brave night battling an army of waves. - Grace was not a knight and the waves were not an army. 

Create your own metaphors to describe the nouns used on Tuesday 


Thursday Similes


Must have 'as' or 'like' - similes are saying something is similar to something else. 

The wind was howling like a wolf. 

Create your own similes to describe the nouns used this week or any you wish to select from the story. 




Retell the story of Grace Darling.


Use expanded noun phrases

Include 1 simile and 1 metaphor

Punctuate using full stops and capital letters

Ask a question

Join the ideas together with a conjunction

Use interesting vocabulary. 


Use an exclamation sentence starting with how or what

Use speech marks appropriately

Use paragraphs

Use synonyms to varied the language you use. 

Use fronted adverbials 

Variate the sentence starters