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Lane School

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Week 8 - wb 15th June

Please log in to Purple Mash and check your 2dos.  There are three writing tasks linked to the story 'The Dark Castle Mystery'.

  • The Plague: My theory - How has the plague been spreading? Write a letter to a friend in another village explaining your theory about how the plague is spreading.
  • Locked in the stocks - Mac and Bella are trapped in stocks with a hungry wolf approaching. Write the next part of the story. How will they escape from this dangerous situation?
  • Write a book review about The Dark Castle Mystery.

Kindness poems

We have taken inspiration from the beautiful book, 'The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse.  The text and illustrations convey powerful messages.  The following images are based around the theme of 'Kindness'.  We would like you to write your own kindness poems.

Can you include any of the following figurative language features?


  • Emotive language
  • Metaphors
  • Similes 
  • Repetition
  • Personification
  • Onomatopoeia