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In terms 5 and 6 we would normally be studying The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo. If you can try and read this book or any other by Michael Morpurgo. We will be setting you some tasks related to both the author and his books.

The first task is to find out as much as you can about Michael Morpurgo and produce a short biography about his life. Here is an excellent website to get you started:


You can produce your work on the computer or write it on a piece of paper. There will be a template on Purple Mash for you to work on if you prefer. In the meantime get researching!

Week 2

We hope you are enjoying reading your Michael Morpurgo book. A couple of ideas after you have read a few chapters is to: write a short paragraph summarising a chapter, draw a picture, write a character study, describe the setting, design a new cover for the book or make a dictionary page for any unusual words you come across.

Remember any work can be sent by email to the class emails.


If you are reading The Butterfly Lion below is a comprehension activity for chapter 1.
Picture 1

Week 3 

Hopefully you are enjoying reading The Butterfly Lion. In the third chapter: Timbavati, the story moves to Africa. This week we would like you to research the continent of Africa and put 10-15 facts on the sheet below. You can either type or hand write this.


Week 4

This week we would like you to choose an African animal for example a lion, a mamba snake or a gazelle and research it. You will be writing a non chronological report but initially we only want you to do the research.

Organise your information under the following subheadings:



Fascinating Facts



You will need 4-5 facts under each of your headings.

Good luck!

Week 5

Hopefully, now you have your notes on your chosen animal. We would like you to put your information together into a non chronological report under the subheadings you were given. It is really important that you expand your points and use a variety of connectives and sentence openers. Look at the sheet provided for ideas and the photos I have taken of previous pupils' work. You can either type or handwrite your work and decorate it if possible. If you want to email your teacher your first paragraph to check you have the right idea then please do. Good luck.