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Topical Tuesdays: Too much? - Key Stage 2 News Story and Reading and Writing Activity Sheet from The Week Junior

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No one wants to be a quitter, but what if you don’t enjoy an activity or hobby as much as you used to? Finding the courage to let go can boost your confidence and free up time to spend on something that makes you happy instead. This resources pack includes an article from The Week Junior magazine, along with a sheet of activities designed to get children thinking, talking and writing about what the story means to them.


Everyone should have a hobby. But do some parents and carers compel their children to do too much? Should there be a limit placed on how many out-of-school activities, such as sports or music, that children are allowed to do per week? Or should parents and carers be providing as many after school opportunities as possible? Won’t they just slip into easy inactivity unless they are provided with things to do? What do you think?

Writing skills

Imagine you have spotted an activity that you would really like to do outside of school. Write a persuasive letter to your parents or carers, asking to be given the opportunity to at least try it out.


Write a diary entry for a day on which you have tried a new activity – it can be anything you want, so feel free to use your imagination about what the activity is.


Compile a list of 5 – 10 activities that are available to children of your age in your local area. Give a brief outline of what they involve and, ideally, arrange them in the order in which they appeal to you.

Find the entire series of Topical Tuesday resources to download in our Topical Tuesdays collection.

What is The Week Junior?

The Week Junior magazine looks at current affairs and helps children make sense of the world, provides context and clarity to complex issues, improves general knowledge and encourages discussion and debate.

To find out more about The Week Junior and to download its free resources, please go to The Week Junior website.

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