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English Week Beginning 20.4.20


Read or listen to Chapter 1 ‘The Firework-Maker’s Daughter’ by Philip Pullman

Link for chapter 1


Activities from Chapter 1 


Firework  Names – Make up some of your own fireworks, give them an imaginative name and describe how they move, what shapes they make and what colours you will see when they explode.


Advert – Design a poster for your new fireworks.  Think about how to make it eye catching.  Make sure you have all the information on your poster if someone wanted to buy them.  Send me photos of your posters.


Letter to Lila’s Father- Write a letter as if you were Lila, to her father, explain to him why you should become a firework-maker.  What skills do you have?  Persuade him to give you an opportunity to show what you are capable of.  Explain why it is important to you to become a firework-maker. 


Elephant Talk – Imagine you had an animal that you and only you could talk to.  What animal would it be?  Why would it only talk to you?  What things might it say? Who would you have to keep it a secret from?  What adventures could you have with your animal?


Adventure Story – Write a short story about an adventure you and your talking animal go on.  Remember to have a beginning, middle and an ending.  (This should take a couple of days – one to plan and another to write your story)

Use a story map to help you plan your story.  Remember to use interesting adjectives (describing words),  adverbs ( ly words), similes ( when you directly compare two things using as or like) , alliteration ( when you use a group of words that all begin with the same letter)  and exciting verbs (doing words)