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Today's learning focus is a reading lesson: Daisy and the Trouble with Life by Kes Gray.There are 3 learning activities, you can complete just 1 or as many as you would like.

Start by watching the video extract from 'Daisy and the Trouble with Life' on 

BBC English Thursday 23.4.20


Activity 1: Answering questions about the story

Read through the short extract from 'Daisy and the Trouble with Life' either on the BBC Bitesize website or on the document below. Then see if you can answer these questions


  1. Look at the beginning of the extract. What does Daisy thinks being grounded means?

  2. Where were Daisy’s trainers?

  3. According to the text, who is Gabby?

  4. What did they dig last Saturday?

  5. What is the cat called?

  6. Did the cat do what Daisy wanted it to?

  7. Which animal does Gabby think they should have magicked the cat into?

  8. What two things are Gabby and Daisy going to try next?


Activity 2: Summarise what is happening

Can you summarise what happened it the extract above by creating some phrases?

A phrase is a group of words that go together. For example, 'secret sister Gabby'.

Read through the extract again (in activity 1) and see how many you can come up with.

Here are some to get you started:

  • not allowed to jump
  • secret sister Gabby


Activity 3: Predicting what might happen

Read this other extract from 'Daisy and the Trouble with Life' then do the activity below it.


My mum says if I keep frowning and the wind changes, my face will stay that way. Well, she should have thought of that before she grounded me. It’s totally her fault I can’t go out to play with Gabby and it’s totally her fault I’m having to frown so much.

I mean, just think. If it had been windy this morning when I opened the front door, my face might have turned into the worst frowning face in the world. For ever!

And who would have been to blame?

It wouldn’t have been me.

It wouldn’t have been Gabby.

It would have been Mum! It would have been totally all Mum’s fault. And our front door’s.

OOH dear . . . I need to go some-where again. Back in a minute!


Where do you think Daisy is actually going?

Use the start of the sentences below and see if you can come up with some ideas of where she might be going. Remember, she is grounded.

  • She might be _ _ _ _ _ _

  • She could be _ _ _ _ _ _

  • Maybe she is _ _ _ _ _ _

  • What if she is _ _ _ _ _ _


True or false? In your maths books, work out if these questions have the correct answers or not. Prove your answers using the different methods we have learnt.


28 + 12 = 40

31 – 17 = 17

6 x 2 = 12

30 ÷ 10 = 3

1/3 of 18 = 8

Wider curriculum (computing)

Information technology is all around us in our everyday lives. It's in our pockets. It helps us pay for our food at the supermarket. We take it on holiday to take photos and record our memories digitally. 



What example of information technology do you have in your house?

Draw and label some of the technology found in your home. Record it in your workbooks.