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Ben Nevis - Friday

A message for the weekend

Dear Ben Nevis class,

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend. I am so proud of you for working so hard. Keep sending in your photos and videos, they really do brighten up my day :)

Keep positive, stay safe and give yourself a big pat on the park for all the wonderful work you are doing!

Best wishes,

Ms Holdaway


This week we are reading...



 Charlie Cook's Favourite Book by Julia Donaldson

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book

Reading Task 

Would you recommend this book to a friend? 

How many stars would you give it out of 5? Why?

Have a go at writing a book review to explain your ideas.

Here is a template to help you.

I know that lots of you have been doing lots of great reading while we have been away from school. It would be fantastic if for each book you read, you wrote a review just like this one!


Writing Task 

This week, you have been planning your own story based on a character from 'Charlie Cook's Favourite Book'.

Today, I would like you to use all those fantastic ideas to write your story. 

Have a read of the beginning of my story and see if you can spot all the writing tools I have used.

Can you spot my 2A sentences?

Can you spot my alliteration?

Can you spot my punctuation? (!, ?, .)

Can you spot my BOYS sentences?

The Kind Knight and the Dangerous Dragon 

Once upon a time, there was a kind, caring knight who lived in a far away kingdom. He was known throughout the land for being a brave dragon slayer but he had a deep, dark secret. He had never killed anything in his life! The knight was far too kind to ever hurt anything. He much preferred to read amazing stories.

One day, the king told him to go and catch the ginormous, green dragon who lived up on the tall, towering mountain. The knight was too scared to say no so he set off on his journey.

Note: If you do not feel confident enough to start your own story, why not have a go at finishing mine? What do you think happened next? 


I would like you to have a go at writing your story and putting it into your own book!

We have made little paper books when creating our dictionaries for our 'Light up the World' topic.

Here is a reminder of how to make a paper book:

How to make a paper book

Have a go at copying out and illustrating your story. You could even add page numbers and a blurb (a little explanation or taster of the story) on the back cover. Please send me any photos of your book or even a video of you reading it!



Special Task 

Charlie Cook loves stories and I know that all of you do too! It is so important that you practise reading, but also great to listen to stories too!

This weekend I would like you to have a go at listening to some stories.

Michael Rosen is a very famous author who is a wonderful storyteller. He changes his voice to tell the story and really keeps you gripped and interested! When I was little he was one of my favourite storytellers!

Here are some stories told by him for you to listen to:

Michael Rosen No Breathing

Michael Rosen Babysitter

Michael Rosen Chocolate Cake

Which is your favourite? 

Can you have a go at reading or telling one of your favourite stories in an exciting way like he does?


There are also lots of stories to listen to on the BBC website:

BBC Audio Stories