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These activities are based on the book - Holes by Louis Sachar (PDF document available here)


Remember to write the date and title for each activity as they will be marked on your return to school.

Activity 1

Children read to chapter 13 and create a character profile for ‘The Warden’ including: personality, appearance and actions.

Activity 2 – Chapter Summary

Read chapter 14 and 15 – Write a short ‘Chapter Summary’ for each chapter.

Activity 3 – Story Continuation

Read chapter 16 and 17 – STOP AT Stanley was down in the big hole’

Children are to write a continuation of the story. What might happen next?

‘Stanley was down in the big hole……..

Possible ideas:

He is joined by a yellow spotted lizard, Stanley finds something else, the warden punished the boys.


Activity – 4 – Design a map of Camp Green lake (link to Art)

  • Design a map of Camp Green Lake using the information in the text. Imagine Stanley has been digging and found an underground town – include this in your design and be creative.


Activity -5  – Character profiles continued

  • Create character profiles for at least 3 characters – including evidence from the text.

Activity -6  – Book review

  • ­continue reading till the end and write a book review of the entire novel. Remember to include:
  • A short summary
  • Your overall opinion on the book
  • Your favourite part and character
  • What you think could have been different
  • Was the ending as you expected it to be?
  • Five star rating

We would expect the children to produce good quality work and writing and therefore the expectation is they are spending the required amount of time (not all activities should be completed at once). The children should take time to self-edit and improve work to the best of their ability.


Remember you can access– Spelling Activities (aim to do one task per day)



Our topic this half term has been ‘Healthy Bodies’.  Here are some extension projects for them to complete. We would like this to be recorded so that children can present their findings to the class when they return. This can be as a:

  • Poster
  • Presentation
  • Leaflet
  • Fact sheet

Project # 1- Which Foods Contain the Most Sugar?

Choose a selection of food items from the food cupboard, fridge and freezer.

Read the food labels and Identify the nutritional label and record the amount of sugar that each food contains.

Once you have gathered the information, record the sugar contents on a bar chart – food vs sugar in grams

Evaluate the data you have collected

Q - How will your findings change what you eat?

Project #2 - Which supermarket  is  most cost effective?

Think of a three- course meal for four family members.

Create the recipes for a starter, main meal and dessert.

Think about what ingredients you will need to make your recipe and write a shopping list of items. Research how much the ingredients will cost using a supermarket website of your choice. (Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s etc)

Q - Where is the most cost effective place to buy the ingredients?


Project # 3 - A Balanced Diet 

Think about the food a toddler might eat compared to an adult athlete.

Choose five different types of people (e.g. a child, teenager, athlete, teacher etc.)

Draw a plate of food that will ensure each of the individuals are eating a healthy, balanced diet.

Underneath each plate, you must justify why you have chosen these foods. Eg  I chose this for the toddler because …..

Q - Can some people have more of one type of food group? If yes, why can they?


History and Art

The topic next half term is ‘Changes in Britain since 1948’.  Children will be required to choose a decade of their choice (1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s) and research what life was like to live in that period.


This will include:

  • Main events and changes
  • Inventions and technology
  • Home and work life
  • Population
  • Fashion and Music


The expectation is that the children will record their findings and present to the class when they return.