Wednesday 1st April -Year 5
Happy April Fools Day Year 5!
Here are your tasks for today:
This is an extract from Kensuke’s Kingdom where the main character, Michael, is stranded at sea with his dog Stella. Answer the questions below the text.
Eventually, I fell silent and my legs just would not kick any more. I clung to my football, my head drifting into sleep. I knew I mustn’t, but I couldn’t help myself. My hands kept slipping off the ball. I was fast losing my strength. I would go down, down to the bottom of the sea and lie in my grave amongst the seaweed and the sailors’ bones and the shipwrecks.
Then, suddenly, like a song of hope and celebration, I heard barking across the water…
However, though my mind twinkled with joy, I still felt tired. My legs were numb. I leaned on my football for a moment – just a moment, just to rest my head and my legs. I felt my mind drifting. I floated way into sleep, into my dreams. And in my dream I saw a boat gliding towards me. The Peggy-Sue! They had come back for me! I knew they would. Strong arms grabbed me. I was hauled upwards and out of the water. I lay there on the deck, gasping for air like a landed fish.
Someone was bending over me, shaking me, talking to me. I couldn’t understand a word that was being said. But it didn’t matter. I felt Stella’s hot breath on my face, her tongue licking my ear. She was safe. I was safe. All was well.
I was woken by a howling, like the howling of a gale through the masts. I looked about me. There were no masts above me, there were no sails. No movement under me either, no breath of wind. Stella Artois was barking but some way off. I was not on a boat at all but lying stretched out on sand. The howling became a screaming, a fearful crescendo of screeching that died away in its own echoes.
I sat up. I was on a beach, a broad white sweep of sand, with trees growing thick and lush behind me right down to the beach. Then I saw Stella prancing about in the shallows. I called her and she came bounding up out of the sea to greet me, her tail circling wildly. I struggled to my feet.
I was weak all over. I looked about me. The wide blue sea was as empty as the cloudless sky above. No boat. Nothing. No one. I called again and again for my mother and father. I called until tears came and I could call no more, until I knew there was no point. I stood there for some time trying to work out how I had got here, how it was that I’d survived.
Stella, of course, was unconcerned about all the whys and wherefores. She kept bringing me sticks to throw. Then the howling came again from the trees and the hackles went up on Stella’s neck. I had heard the howling before on a visit to London Zoo – gibbons.
“Don’t worry, Stella,” I told her, stroking her ears gently. “It’s only gibbons. They won’t hurt us.” But I couldn’t be at all sure that I was right.
- Look at the paragraph beginning ‘I was weak all over…’ How can you tell that Michael is distressed?
- What does the phrase ‘a fearful crescendo’ tell you about the howling?
- How does Stella’s behaviour change when she hears the gibbons?
- What impression do you get of the beach where Michael wakes up?
- ‘But I couldn’t be at all sure that I was right.’ This tells us that Michael felt…
- ‘Someone was bending over me, shaking me, talking to me. I couldn’t understand a word that was being said. But it didn’t matter.’
Why do you think it didn’t matter that Michael couldn’t understand?
What is a reversible change and an irreversible change?
Give examples of both. What are the differences between them?
Draw a poster explaining/showing the differences and put it into your home learning pack.
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Mrs Millard XX
15 thoughts on “Wednesday 1st April -Year 5”
Good morning Mrs Millard,
1.It says in the text that he called until tears came out and he could call no more it shows he is distressed.
2.The fearful crescendo means that the howling is getting louder and it sounds like the dog is scared.
3. The hackles on her back stood up that means she is angry.
4.It gives me the impression that it is a very lonely,empty and quiet.
5. He might feel unsure of what he is saying because he didn’t know if he was right.
6. Because it wasn’t really happening so he didn’t hear what the person he was dreaming about wasn’t really there.
1 it said in the text that he called until tears dropped
2 the cescondo means that the howling is getting louder and louder.
3 the hackels on her back means she is really angry.
4 l think it is quite and no nose and just quite.
4 he is probably confused because of what he said.
5 it was a dream but he did not know it was a dream and the person he was dreaming about was not akchley there.
Great answers Lydia,
Great work – as always!
In question 4, your answer was good but remember to refer back to the text at all times – what made you think this?
Mrs Millard X
Morning miss l have read the text and done the work on kensuki Kingdom on a piece of paper
Thank you George – I look forward to seeing this! Hope you and your family are keeping well.
hello Mrs Milliard,
This is my reading for today ,
1.In the text it has some short sentences one of them is No boat.
2.The fear of crescendo means the howling gets louder.
3.The hackle on her neck means so is angry or alarmed.
4. It gives me the impression that the beach is dark , lonely and scary.
5.He might of thought that he was right and he might feel confused that he is not right.
6.He didn’t care about what he said is because i wasn’t really happening it was in he’s dream.
Thank you Jessica and well done for completing the blog regularly. I hope you and your family are all well.
2) Tell me more about the ‘fearful’ bit.
Keep working hard!
Mrs Millard X
1 it says that he called until tears came
2it means the howling got louder
3the hackles on her neck means she is angry
4It makes me feel worried because he is alone on a beach with a dog
5he could of felt unsure
6he didn’t care probably because he thought it was a vision
Good afternoon Mrs Millard,
this is my science for the 1st April 2020 ,
A reversible change is when something like a chocolate bare you can melt it and it will go back to a normal chocolate bare.
A irreversible change is when something like butter or cheese you can melt it and it wont go back to thew normal cheese or butter.
The difference between them is that one can go to its original size while the other stays melted
What do you think happens to the chocolate bar if you keep hearing it after it has melted?
Hello Mrs Millard this is my reading.
1. It says he called until tears came.
2.It means the howling got louder.
3.The hackles on her neck mean she went angry.
4.I feel bad because he doesn’t have his parents to guide him.
5.Michael was unsure.
6.I think he didn’t care because maybe he thought it was a vision.
I did a diagram of ice turned into water at home and put it in my learning pack.
Well done. Tanisa has created a older to organise all her work from the pack and the blog into different subjects.
If you use a cake mixture like egg milk flower sugar u cant get it back when the cake has already been baked.