Literacy Homework

The alien landing was a peculiar happening . Perhaps a little paranormal. All of Bristol was buzzing and flocking to Leigh woods to feel the scorch marks, to see the flattened grass and bushes. But not one of the excited tourists actually had any idea what the real cause was . So, if you are one of the tourists that witnessed the ‘crash sight’ here is the real deal. What actually happened . The real cause. So here it is —–

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Magisterium The iron Trial by authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Call has no idea what he’ll come up against in THE IRON TRIAL but he knows that if he passes the test, he’ll become a student of magic at THE MAGISTERIUM.

Only, all his life, Call’s been has been warned to stay away from magic, so he tries his best to do his very worst-but fails at failing.

Now he must enter the Magisterium, and it’s even more sensational and sinister than he could ever have imagined . . .

The Magisterium and The Iron Trial is a gripping tale full of magic, mystery and adventure. I’d recommend it for ages 8 and above. if I Had to rate it out of 5 I’d say 5.

Book review on Soul Eater by Livia

I am writing a book review on Soul Eater by Michelle Paver.

This book includes lots of adventure and mystery. This is the third book out of six in the chronicles of ancient darkness series. We started to read Wolf Brother [Book  One] at the end of year five but didn’t finish it. I would say that you read book one and book two before reading this, those who are intrested. I have read the whole series and think they are amazing books.

The story is set 6000 years ago in north west Scandinavia[Norway, Denmark, Sweden]. It includes old beliefs, legends and myths which make the story intresting. It is based on a boy named Torak who goes on a quest to vanquish an evil group of people. He makes friends who will change his life on the way. His quest takes him to the perilous lands of the far north, where he has to battle the snow and ice to save his best friend from the grip of the soul eaters. This book contains lots of excitement and friendship.

The other books in the series are: Wolf Brother[Book One], Spirit Walker [Book Two], Soul Eater [Book Three], Outcast [Book Four], Oath breaker [Book Five], Ghost Hunter [Book Six].

I hope you enjoy this book as much as I, and the many others who have read it, did.

The dream snatcher part1


There are footprints in the snow,sunken marks picked out by the moonlight. They weave a path through the forest, round the ring of ancient oak trees and on towards the wooden hut. But there they stop, and smoke curling out of the chimney is the only sign that anyone is inside. Seven cloaked figures sit round a table, their hoods pulled up despite the fire crackling in the grate. At first, they whispers fade, heads drop and lips curl back. A chant begins. There are no words, just grunted sounds scratching at the back of throats. One of the figures pushes back her hood and long grey hair falls about her shoulders. ‘Not this!’ she cries. ‘You said it wouldn’t be this …’ She shakes her head and makes as if to stand. ‘I-I won’t do it. It’s not right!’ But the others surround her, closing in like hungry shadows. They force the old woman towards the fire and, though her legs scrabble beneath her and her arms grope for the table, the flames loom closer. ‘Not my hands!’ She sobs. ‘Please, no!’

Interview with Tom and Jez by Amelia Asare (literacy homework)

So, what were you boys doing in the forest that day?

Tom: Well, we thought we should just pop down to the woods, climb a few trees, catch a few fish.

Jez: Yes, we just wanted to get a bit of fresh air and exercise.

Did you have any warning of what was about to happen later on?

Jez: No, not at all. On the outside it was a perfectly normal summer day.

Tom: We had no idea that something that mysterious was about to happen.

So, can you tell us exactly what happened?

Tom: So, this flashing light sort of appeared about half a mile away and we had no idea what it was. It zoomed through the forest and we really wanted to find out what it was. We followed it further into the woods and we knew it had to be aliens.

Jez: Then lights were suddenly flickering all over the place and we called out to see who was there but no one replied. We saw what looked like this massive spacecraft and we panicked. Then we saw a door and this shadow twitched.

What can you tell us about the events that followed this?

Jez: All I can remember is waking up. I remember looking on my watch and realising we had been asleep for about 24 hours!

Tom: Yeah, and all the bushes and grass had been flattened and all the trees looked like they had been torched with a flamethrower.

Did you tell the police or maybe a doctor?

Tom: Yes, both. We talked to the police but they just thought we were wasting their time.

Jez: When we talked to the doctor they said we had hamnees or something. Amnesia, that’s it!

So, the interview with these boys leads us to wonder; is there really life out there?

The lost family

Once upon a time there lived a little boy could Jack who was 10 years old and had 7 sisters that annoyed Jack. His family went camping for one night but when jack opened his eyes his  family had gone .

One day later  he heard on the news that a family had going missing.  7 girls and a mum and dad. They had been gone for 2 days and they were last seen on Friday the 13   in a camping site .

Two days later jack looked everywhere. jack put the news on there was an update on the story . They found 7 girls but no parents. They said they have a little brother called Jack. If you seen him please contact now.

Up date on the story: the parents have been found but jack hasnt yet. Please contact if you have seen him.

Jack ran as fast as he could. As he got to the contact place, he gave his family a huge hug and went  home. Jack learned to never go camping in the woods .

The end OR WAS IT …..

Mr Walker is now reading….

Mr Walker is now reading Who Let the Gods Out? by Maz Evans. It is a funny adventure book about a boy called Elliott who has a hard life; his mum is ill and they are very poor. The house is going to be taken away on Friday. All seems lost until he meets Virgo a God who is on a mission to Earth…which leads to some ‘out of this world’ adventures!

Clairetaker is reading….

Claire – our amazing caretaker – loves reading and her current book is called The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd. It is the story of a group of friends who go to London. Their friend goes up the London Eye but does not come down….will they every see him again? A great adventure story by the author who came up with the idea for A Monster Calls…

Mr Ramsbottom is reading….

Summer book #1: Midnight for Charlie Bone, by Jenny Nimmo

I’m excited to read this one! I love the Harry Potter books and I’ve been told I may like these too. I read another book – Henry and the Guardians of the Lost – without realising it came later in this series; I didn’t understand some if it. Now I understand why! I’m going from the beginning of the series now – it should make more sense!

Mr Walker is reading…..

I have just started Wonder by R J Palacio after hearing great things about it from the children – and Mr Thurston – last year. I know that there is a film coming out soon of the book and I like to read the book first. I think it is going to make me emotional as it is about a boy whose face is disfigured and how he copes with life being different.

Book recommendations

Who Let The Gods Out by Maz Evans

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  Elliot’s mum is ill and his home is under threat, but a shooting star crashes to earth and changes his life forever. The star is Virgo – a young Zodiac goddess on a mission. But the pair accidentally release Thanatos, a wicked death daemon imprisoned beneath Stonehenge, and must then turn to the old Olympian gods for help. After centuries of cushy retirement on earth, are Zeus and his crew up to the task of saving the world – and solving Elliot’s problems too?

Beetle Boy by M G Leonard

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Darkus is miserable. His dad has disappeared, and now he is living next door to the most disgusting neighbours ever. A giant beetle called Baxter comes to his rescue. But can the two solve the mystery of his dad’s disappearance, especially when links emerge to cruel Lucretia Cutter and her penchant for beetle jewellery? A coffee-mug mountain, home to a million insects, could provide the answer – if Darkus and Baxter are brave enough to find it.  

Cogheart by Peter Bunzl 

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When 13-year-old Lily’s inventor father vanishes after a Zeppelin crash, Lily’s determined to hunt down the truth behind his disappearance, helped by Robert, the local clockmaker’s son, and her wily mechanical fox Malkin. But shadowy figures are closing in and treachery lurks among the smoky spires of London – along with a life-changing secret. Be swept away by airships and flabbergasted by dastardly plots in this extraordinary and wildly imaginative debut, bursting with invention and adventure.

The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson

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Twelve-year-old Matthew is trapped in his bedroom by crippling OCD, spending most of his time staring out of his window as the inhabitants of Chestnut Close go about their business. Until the day he is the last person to see his next-door neighbour’s toddler, Teddy, before he goes missing. Matthew must turn detective and unravel the mystery of Teddy’s disappearance – with the help of a brilliant cast of supporting characters.

Millions by Frank Cottrell-Boyce

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 Two brothers, Damian and Anthony, are unwittingly caught up in a train robbery during Britain’s countdown to joining the Euro. Suddenly finding themselves with a vast amount of cash, the boys have just one glorious, appalling dilemma – how to spend it in the few days before it becomes worthless.

Torn between the vices of buying a million pizzas and the virtues of ending world poverty, the boys soon discover that being rich is a mug’s game. For not only is the clock ticking – the bungling bank robbers are closing in too. Pizzas or World Peace – what would you choose?


The Girl Of Ink And Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

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Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella dreams of the faraway lands her cartographer father once mapped. When her friend disappears, she volunteers to guide the search. The world beyond the walls is a monster-filled wasteland – and beneath the dry rivers and smoking mountains, a fire demon is stirring from its sleep. Soon, following her map, her heart and an ancient myth, Isabella discovers the true end of her journey: to save the island itself.

We love READING in year 6!

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We love reading in year 6 and we were so impressed on the transition days by your great attitude to the class libraries and to reading. We want you to POST a BLOG with the books that you have read over the summer. Photos would be amazing too – I wonder where you might read?

The teachers have received a challenge (from Mr Ramsbottom) to read as many children’s books over the summer as they can! We all have to come back on the first day in September and talk about the ones that we have most enjoyed.

Mr Walker, Miss Dite and Mr Ramsbottom are competing to see who can read the most and find the best books to recommend to you lot in September. Mrs Cates, Miss Jordan, Miss Wells and Mrs Bennett (your amazing LSA team) have a stack of books to read too so they can help find the right authors for you.

We shall update this blog with photos of us reading over the summer which might inspire you to take a book on holiday or spend an afternoon getting into a story.

To help we shall blog some recommended books for you to read – don’t worry if you don’t have many we can lend you as many as you like in September.

Y6 Teachers