TrullChurch of England VA Primary School

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Wednesday 10th June


Please visit White Rose Maths Hub and look at Summer Term week 7 lesson 3. Today we are looking at substitution. 

Quick SPaG


One of the things that writers love to explore is what's going on in a character's mind. Whenever we write great portal stories, we should try to put ourselves into the shoes of the character, to try to imagine how they must be feeling as they discover this passageway to a new world. How must Alice have been feeling as she fell through the never-ending tunnel into Wonderland? 


First, think of your character - it's easier if you base this on someone you know. 

• What are they called?

• What do they look like?

• What sort of a person are they (miserable/friendly/kind/aggressive)?

• What do they say?

• What do they do?

• How do they treat other people?

• How do other people treat them?


Now compose a short piece of descriptive writing based on seeing a mysterious door through the eyes of your character.  To do this, we will use a simple opener to drop the reader straight into the action:  
Samantha stared…

Ali hesitated… 

We will also try to use some of the tools we explored in The Snow Walker’s Son. If you were in school yesterday and didn't do the activity, you might like to have a quick look at what we did and have a read through of the short extract from The Snow Walker's Son. Look at this example: 

Samantha stared. There, rising out of the cliff, was an unfamiliar door; its metallic panels were tarnished in rust.  Paint flaked off the brittle walls that made up its frame and the door handle rattled in the bitter breeze. Slowly, Samantha gazed all around her, took a deep breath and stepped forward. 


Here are the tools that the writer used: 


★ Now imagine your main character is walking along the road when they come across a mysterious doorway.  Describe this through their eyes.  Use the model above to help you. 


Today we are learning about reversible and irreversible changes. There are three videos to watch and three activities to complete. Click here to access the lesson.