Good morning everyone! We hope you’re staying safe and well.
Last week you started developing a main character or protagonist – the person the story is about.
Now we would like you to think of the obstacle and, probably, the antagonist.
An obstacle is the main thing that the character really wants. The antagonist is the person or creature that stands in their way. The more a character wants something and the stronger the obstacles, such as antagonists, in their way, the stronger your story will be,
The secret to a good antagonist is that they should be similar to the main character in lots of ways but completely opposite in others:
Think about your protagonist and your antagonist.
1. How are they similar? How are they different? Can you draw a table showing your Protagonist and your Antagonist to make those similarities and differences obvious?
2. Describe your antagonist. What are their chief characteristics? What do they look like, what do they speak like, how do they move? Sometimes it’s effective to compare characters to animals – if they were an animal, what would they be?
Once you have jotted down some ideas, have a look at the forms below for the Wellington writing competition.
Have a look at the video on Ratio and Fractions and try the questions.
We know the website was down for some of yesterday. If it’s down, or if you zoom through these challenges and are raring for more, try:
School – at night?! Yes, this project will require you to look out of the window and spot the Moon. Give it a go tonight… it might take you a while though because tonight is what’s called a New Moon. This means that the Moon is in shadow and so it is dark. If the sky is clear, you might not be able to make out the Moon but you will be able to make out a gap in the sky. If you’re really stuck, apps like Google Sky Map can help you out.
This month, we would like you to create a diary of the Moon phases. Each night, try and spot what shape the moon is and draw it as best you can.
For the daytime though, make a spider-diagram of everything you currently know about the Earth, Moon and Stars… this is the base of knowledge we’re looking to improve on over the next term!