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Thursday 4th March

Today, we will be celebrating 'World Book Day' - a time for children of all ages to come together to share the joy of reading for pleasure.  Our chosen book across the school is 'Alice in Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.  Feel free to join our Zoom meetings today dressed as your favourite book character or maybe wearing a novelty hat?

'Alice in Wonderland' - The story

Reading Comprehension - Making inferences (Please read the text on page 7 then answer the questions on page 8).

Your task today is to  pick two of the following activities to complete:

a) Write your own setting description to create suspense.  For example, this could be a fantasy setting like a school of witchcraft and wizardry,  or an abandoned house in a spooky setting or maybe a deserted fairground.  The choice is yours but remember to use all of the techniques we learnt about when writing our suspense narrative for Victorian London.

b) Author Study:  Write an author study of Lewis Carroll.  If beautifully presented and informative, we will display it in the Year 6 library.

c) Write a book comparison:  Compare the story of 'Alice in Wonderland' to a similar book that you have read, e.g. 'The Wizard of Oz'.  How are they the same? How are they different?  What techniques have the authors used?  When were the stories written?

d) Write a book review:  After reading the story of 'Alice in Wonderland', please write a book review.  Remember to include a summary of the plot (without giving the ending away!), the setting and characters, who do you think would enjoy reading this book and what star rating would you give it?

Wondermaths (Mathsmagic?)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a book all about maths.  Lewis Carroll was a mathematician and it is filled with little puzzles and in-jokes for maths fans.  So for today's maths, let's have a look at some weird and wonderful puzzles.  Included are eight tough puzzles including Mr Reynolds' favourite, the ludicrously difficult Eight Queens puzzle.  Pick at least two of a challenge level to suit you and see how you get on!

Make a Mad Hatter's Hat

Use your creative skills, to make a Mad Hatter's Hat or a hat of your own design that you would wear to Alice's teaparty.  We look forward to seeing your creative designs on the afternoon's Zoom meeting!  

Alternatively, you might prefer to colour and decorate the images below.