Watch the video clip from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. If you had a magic wardrobe, where would you want it to take you? Why? Who would you bring with you?
Would you believe me if I told you that I have a wardrobe that takes me to magical places? I have been a jungle explorer for many years. I have explored the Cloud Jungle in Peru, the wild jungles of Borneo and even the Ancient Waipoua Forest in New Zealand. However, six years ago, I bought a beautiful wardrobe at a market and when I got it home, I discovered that it was not just beautiful, but magical too! Every week, on a Sunday evening, if I step into the wardrobe, I’m transported to a magical jungle that is out of this world. Come and discover these new lands with me!
Visiting a jungle
Exploring jungles is very exciting. Every time I go through my wardrobe and discover a new one, I write in my ‘Jungle Log’. It is a bit like a diary and it is where I write down what has happened on my visits. Here is my entry from my visit to the Atlanti Jungle in Oreno, an amazing place where the sky is yellow and the soil pink.
Jungle Log: 18th April, 2020
Today has been an amazing day of discovery! I woke early and got ready for my trek into the Atlanti Jungle. I was excited and couldn’t wait to see what lay ahead of me. I packed my rucksack and put on my sturdy walking boots. I made sure my camera was working because I wanted to record as much of the day as possible. I left the camp at 6am.
First, I trudged through the dense forest and collected samples of the plant life. My favourite was a thorny bush. It had tiny, yellow flowers growing on it, which smelt like ice cream! Next, I studied some of the mesmerising insects that were crawling up the rough bark of every tree. One insect looked like a caterpillar but had 2 sets of wings and tiny hands on the ends of its 20 legs. Excitedly, I photographed as many creatures as I could because I wanted to show my explorer friends what I had discovered.
After a short tea break, I measured the circumference of the tallest trees to work out how old they were. One measured 10 metres around and was so tall that I couldn’t see the top of it. It reminded me of the beanstalk in a famous children’s story. Next, I trekked to a clearing and found a beautiful plunge pool. The water was turquoise and tiny neon fish were splashing on the surface. I tried to catch one, but they were too fast for me. Then it was time for a rest. I lounged on pink grass, soaking up the purple sun beams and listened to the strange jungle noises around me.
Finally, I headed back to camp because the sun began to set. It sets quickly in Oreno and I was worried I might get lost. When I got to my tent, I unpacked my rucksack and stored my plant samples safely. I’m really looking forward to where my wardrobe will take me next week!
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‘It’s good to be me’ Write down what is good about you; what makes you a good person? Why is it good to be you?
In English this week you are looking at The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe and imaginary worlds. Can you design and make your very own wardrobe using recycled materials that could transport you to an imaginary world?
Here are definitions for some of the words in my diary:
- Choose four words and draw pictures to show the meaning.
- A synonym is a word with a similar meaning. Can you find some synonyms for these words?
discovery trek sturdy trudged circumference dense mesmerising
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Can you create a Fact file all about yourself using the categories below?
Favourite food, drink, film, TV show, football team, Teacher, subject at school
Can you design and sketch your very own imaginary world that you could go to if you were to walk through your wardrobe? What features, animals and characters would you include in your world?
Read the diary again. Underline any other words you don’t know the meaning of. Can you find out what they mean? You could ask someone else in your home to tell you, use a dictionary or search the internet.
What can you remember from yesterday?
Does mesmerising mean ‘something that is boring’ or ‘something that is really exciting’?
Is turquoise close to the colour blue or close to the colour red?
Does trek mean ‘to run quickly’ or ‘to go on a difficult journey’?
Does discovery mean ‘something you do all the time’ or ‘finding something for the first time’?
Challenge: Now write some sentences using any of our new words. Here is an example:
The sky looked turquoise this morning.
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Draw around your hand on a piece of paper, can you write down all the things you are looking forward to about going back to school?
Draw a circle in the middle of a piece of paper, now can you draw and colour in what you would see if you were looking at your imaginary world through a telescope
Read the text again carefully and answer the following questions:
- Which jungle is going to be explored?
- List two things the explorer did before he left camp
- Give two reasons why the explorer left early at 6am
- Which word in the text means the same as prickly?
- What did the tiny, yellow flowers smell of?
- The fish in the plunge pool were hiding. True or false?
- What useful things might the explorer have in his rucksack for exploring?
- Why did the explorer measure the trees?
- The explorer says: It reminded me of the beanstalk in a famous children’s story. What story do you think he is talking about?
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Can you write down 3 goals that you would like to complete when you go back to school? Why have you chosen these goals?
Now that you have created your very own imaginary world, can you now think about what character might live there? Could you sketch and paint this character on a piece of paper? Remember use your imagination!
Imagine you are in the Jungle described in the diary. Write a description of the setting. What can you see, hear, smell, taste and feel? Include expanded noun phrases.
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Yesterday you wrote down 3 goals that you would like to achieve when you go back to school. Today can you discuss and write down what might stop you from achieving those goals? Then can you have a discussion about how you may overcome these struggles?
Now that you have created the main character that lives in your imaginary world, can you go outside and use natural resources such as twigs, leaves and stones to create an animal that might live in your imaginary world?