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How to Make Teachers Disappear
You will need:
•One tooth from a tiny frog
•Three hairs from a snake’s eyebrow
•The tongue of a slimy worm
•Fluff from a bat’s belly button
•Eight drops of blood from a witch’s finger
•Twenty chicken’s toenails wrapped in cobwebs


What to do:
First, get all of your ingredients together and chop them into little pieces. Put them into a pot and place it over a burning, hot fire. Stir them together with a long, wooden spoon until the mixture goes thick and sticky. Finally, pour some into a glass and wait for it to cool. Give to your teacher and wait...

 

Quick Questions

1. Number these instructions from 1 to 3 to show the order they must happen in.
___ Pour the mixture into a glass.
___ Chop up the ingredients into little pieces.
___ Stir them together with a wooden spoon.

 

2. Which two adjectives has the author used which mean the same as ‘small’?

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3. Do you think that someone could get all of these ingredients? Why?

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4. How many chicken’s toenails do you need for the recipe?

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Tuesday

 

Troll’s Troubles
Dear diary,
I love my little house underneath the bridge in the valley but I get very grumpy when I hear grubby, little goats trotting over the top of it when I am trying to sleep. One morning, three goat brothers made a plan to cross my bridge; they knew it would make me cross. One at a time, they bashed their hooves across the bridge. When I went outside to tell them to be quiet, the biggest goat pushed me with his horns and I fell off the bridge into the river. I was furious! I think I’m going to move house.
Dave the Troll

 

Quick Questions

1. Why does the troll get grumpy when people cross the bridge?

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2. Number these events from 1 to 3 to show the order they happened in.
___ The troll decided to move house.
___ The three goats made a plan.
___ The biggest goat pushed the troll.


3. Where does the troll live?

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4. Find and copy two adjectives in the text which mean the same as ‘angry’.

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Wednesday

 

What Happened to Captain Scott?
Captain Robert Falcon Scott set out on his journey to the Antarctic in 1910, using mechanical sledges. When those sledges failed, he had to rely on the few dogs he had taken to pull him, his men and their equipment.


When they finally reached the South Pole in January 1912, they discovered that a team of explorers from Norway had arrived before them.


Scott and his team had to travel back 800 miles through freezing temperatures and ice. They had poor clothing and very little food and sadly, they died. Many months later, a search party found their bodies and buried them in the snow.

 

Quick Questions

1. Why did dogs have to pull Scott’s sledges?

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2. Which word has the author used in the second paragraph to show that it took a long time for them to get to the South Pole?

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3. How do you think Scott and his men felt when they knew someone had got to the South Pole before them?

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4. Where were Scott and his team finally buried?

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Thursday

 

Stowaway Stefan

The weather was terrible. I needed somewhere to hide; anywhere would do. I crawled inside a wooden crate, filled with straw and potatoes. The shelter was much needed - I was soaked to the skin and beginning to shiver. The next thing I knew, the crate lifted into the air, swaying backwards and forwards like a child on a swing. The box dropped to the ground with a thump and, as it did, the lid flew open. I plucked up the courage to peer over the edge of the box. I was in the bowels of a mighty pirate ship and an ugly face was looking back at me.

 

Quick Questions

1. What do you think might happen to Stefan next?________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

2. How might Stefan have been feeling at the start of the story? Give evidence from the text to support your answer.

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3. What was in the crate that Stefan hid in?

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4. 'I was soaked to the skin . . .'

     What does this phrase mean?

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Friday

 

All about Africa
Africa is a continent which is bigger than the United States of America, Canada and India put together. Africa is home to 54 countries and more than one billion people. In Northern Africa, you can trek through the Sahara desert; it is the largest and driest hot desert in the world. You can also visit the world’s longest river, The Nile. Millions of people visit Africa on holiday to see its famous pyramids and go on animal safaris. In Africa, you will find some of the largest mammals on the planet. Among them are the elephant, the giraffe and the world’s fastest land mammal, the cheetah.

 

Quick Questions

1. Number these facts from 1 to 3 to show the order they appear in the text.
___ You can trek through the Sahara desert.
___ Millions of people visit the famous pyramids.
___ Africa is home to 54 countries.


2. Find and copy two mammals from the text that you may find in Africa.

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3. Why might people come to Africa to look at animals on a safari?

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4. ‘ You can trek through the Sahara desert.’
In this sentence, what does ‘trek’ mean?

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