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Welcome back everyone! I hope you all had a lovely half term and a well-deserved break.


In English today, we are going to take a look at a new text.


The book is called “Kensuke’s Kingdom” by Michael Morpurgo.


You should all now have a copy of this book and today’s tasks which were delivered to you. Below, I have uploaded a copy of what your tasks are if you would prefer to have a read over them and complete them online.


The tasks below (each task sheets are under each explanation) can be typed up on the word document or you can write it in your exercise book using the PDF sheet to support you. Additionally, you can write it on the worksheet provided and take a picture of it and email it into the distance learning.


There are a total of 3 tasks to complete.


Task 1:

Take a look at the front cover (see image on the word document) and use your inference skills to predict what the book is going to be about. Write a small paragraph to explain your prediction - there are some questions for you to answer which may help you with your ideas.

Task 2:

After you have made your prediction, read the blurb on the back of the book (image on word document). Make a note of any questions you may have (for example: Why is Michael on his own? Where are his parents?), if your predication has changed or any vocabulary that interests / stands out to you.

Task 3:

Read chapter 1 of Kensuke’s Kingdom –The Peggy Sue

‘We’ve got our redundancy money…and the car money. Not a fortune, but enough. What to do with it? I could put it all in the bank, like the others did. But what for? Just to watch it dribble away till there was nothing left? Or, I thought, or I could do something really special with it, a once – in- lifetime thing.’

Michael’s father chooses to but a yacht so the family can sail around the world.


Write a paragraph explaining what would you do with the money and WHY?