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Week 6 - wb 1st June

"The Dark Castle Mystery" Chapters 1, 2 and 3

Log into Purple Mash, read the chapters and complete the writing tasks that have been set.


Chapter 1 task - 'Plague Poster' - Make a poster to warn people about the plague.

Chapter 2 task - 'Cedric's Diary' - Pretend you are Cedric. Write a diary entry to express your thoughts and feelings about the arrival of Mac and Bella at the castle.

Chapter 3 task - 'Plague News' - You are a newspaper journalist reporting about the plague. You need to inform people about what is happening and the possible causes. Use evidence from the story and be as objective as possible.

Genre focus: Diary

Each lesson will follow a very similar structure:

  • Introductory quiz - what do you already know?
  • Video - video lesson to teach you the skill (pause the video when told, which will allow you time to complete the main activity)
  • Main activity - apply your skills to the task (return to the video when you've finished to go through the answers)
  • Quiz - what have you learnt?


Click on the image to take you to the online lesson.


Diary Lesson 3: Identifying features



Diary Lesson 4: Informal language



Diary Lesson 5: Writing a diary entry