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Literacy Homework

Please find below a mini literacy project for the Spring term:


Time Machine Project

Part 1:  Draw a time machine.

Imagine you are a scientist.

You have just invented a time machine – well done! Now draw a diagram of your time machine. Use labels to show the details. Draw a diagram of the inside and the outside. Make it as colourful as you can.

What types of noises do the buttons make when you press them? Are there any flashing lights?

Do you need to write some instructions on how to use the time machine?

What will you call your time machine? I might call mine “Miss Mills’ Machine of Mystery”

Are there any special features of your time machine?


Time Machine Project

Part 2: Where are you going to go?

Choose a place to go in your time machine. I might go back to the time of the dinosaurs.

Write about what happens when you get into your time machine. What is your journey like? How do you feel about travelling through time? Does it make your head spin? Does your tummy feel funny?


Time Machine Project

Part 3: You arrive.

Write about what you can see as you step out of the time machine. Remember to include smells, sounds and feelings.

Is it day or night?

Can you see any people or animals?

Are there any buildings?

You can include a drawing as well as writing.


Time Machine Project

Part 4: You meet some people.

You go to investigate some strange sounds and you meet some people from the time you are visiting. They wonder who you are and are a bit scared of you.

You have to try to talk yourself out of a lot of trouble.

Write out your conversation, remember to use speech marks.

Do you make friends in the end or do you have to run away?


Time Machine Project

Part 5: You find an important object.

You find an object that is very important in the time that you are visiting. Draw a picture of it.

Make sure that it is realistic, for example you won’t find a jet powered car in the time of the dinosaurs!

Where and how did you find the object?

Will you take it with you?


Time Machine Project

Part 6: You have an adventure.

You are asked to help with an important task.

What adventure are you going to have? For example I might be asked to go and help rescue a trapped baby dinosaur.

Write the story of your adventure.

Remember to include a beginning, middle and end.


Time Machine Project

Part 7 You have to leave.

Write the story of your last few days.

How do you feel? Are you sad or excited?

What souvenirs would you take back with you?

Why do you have to leave?

What happens when you get back into the time machine? Do you get home safely? Or do you have another adventure in a different time?