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Week 8 - wb 15th June

Over the next few weeks we are going to explore a brand new story by one of the most famous authors of all time! In line with our topic of "eggs and legs", all the activities we will be looking at will relate to the Roald Dahl classic 'James and the giant peach' which can be downloaded a chapter at a time (Chapter 2 is underneath this section). All that is left to say is enjoy and keep on reading!

Activity 1

Miss Stone says "can you read chapter two of 'James and the Giant Peach' again and number the different events from the story in the order that they happen? (e.g. number 1 in the box next to the statement that happens first in the story). When you have them in order can you talk about each event and retell the key parts from the chapter?" (Don't worry if you can't print the document, each statement has been given a letter so you can just write the number when it occurs e.g. statement a = ?).

Activity 2

Miss Cooper says "Can you read chapter two and think about the main characters we more introduced to called Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker. What do we know about them? How do you know that? Which part of the text gives you that information? After you have found this information can you think about how they might be feeling or what they are like as people? Do they like James at all? Do they even want him there? Using all this information Have a discussion to try and predict what Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge might do next in the story (don't forget to explain 'why' e.g. I think that they will get James to do even more horrible jobs around the house like clean out the toilets because they don't want him there and it will serve as a punishment for asking to go to the seaside)."

Activity 3

Mr Moss says "can you look at the sheet and find the synonyms on it within the text?" (Reminder: a synonym is a word that means the same as something else e.g. talk=discussed) there are clues on the pdf telling you which page the word is on. As an extra task you could highlight words that you don't know and research what they mean too (maybe confirm your understanding by putting it in a sentence that you created yourself!).

Activity 4

Miss Philpot says "draw a line down the middle of a page and name one side true and the other false. Can you use the text to find out if each statement is either true or false and place it on the correct side?" Clue - If you read the statement first and then look for the answer in the text. Challenge - If you wanted an extra task why not create some of your own true or false questions about the text and ask somebody at home to find the answer.

Activity 5

Miss Stone says "can you read the peice of text below taken from the book and list all of the adjectives that Roald Dahl uses to describe Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker? One of his best features as a writer was his ability to describe his characters and settings so there are lots in this section! Once you have done that as an extension why not try to come up with your own description of James's Aunts using all different adjectives to describe their horrendous personalities?".