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Starter – Target 8, 9

Main Activity – Targets 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9

Lets read some more of the story....

It was getting very cold and I wished I’d brought a coat. Suddenly I saw one hanging from a tree branch. However, in order to get the coat, I had to leave the footpath and follow a different route.


Do you think you should go and get the red coat?

I would like you to think about all of the possible reasons for and against you changing your route to get the red coat.

Think about….

  • How the boy is feeling?
  • Where the coat is?
  • What he’s meant to be doing?
  • What could happen?
  • What his mother had told him?

Create a table like the one provided below by either drawing it or using a computer.

Think carefully about all of the possible reasons for and against.


Success Criteria:

  • Use capital letters and full stops.
  • Use apostrophes for contraction and possession where necessary.
  • Use a range of sentence starters instead of using ‘I think that’ and ‘I don’t think that’ for each and every sentence. 
  • Use conjunctions to expand on your ideas.
  • See if you can incorporate some common exception words and make sure that they are spelt correctly.
  • Join your handwriting.


Modelled Example;



  • I think that I should go and get the red coat and put it on because I am cold.


  • If I doesn’t put on the coat I might catch a cold or become ill.
  • I don’t believe that I should get the red coat and put it on because it doesn’t belong to me.


  • The coat is hanging on a tree branch therefore, in order to get it down I would need to climb the tree which could be dangerous.




PDF Link to the Literacy Task above

Log of House Points

  • Maple 8627
  • Beech 7121
  • Oak 7115