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Writing task: First day at school
Imagine that you are Sara Crewe (from Reading comprehension: Sara Crewe) arriving at boarding school on your first day. You are dressed in clothes that are far too extravagant for school life, sad because your father has had to leave you and anxious about what school is going to be like. Write a few paragraphs about entering the school and meeting the headmistress, Miss Minchin.

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Writing task: Describing a mermaid lagoon
Imagine that you have been walking in some woods and found a lagoon. You can see mermaids swimming in it. Describe what you see as fully as you can.

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Writing task: A trip away
Imagine that you are travelling alone somewhere. How are you travelling? How do you feel about the journey? What kinds of things do you see? See if you can include good adjectives, verbs and adverbs and a range of punctuation in your writing.

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Rhetorical questions worksheet
A rhetorical question is one that we ask without expecting an answer, either because it has an obvious answer or because we have asked the question to make a point, to persuade or for literary effect. Now see if you can write a conversation between a teacher and a child. Make sure you include questions, some rhetorical and some not.

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Reading comprehension: The Tinder Box by Hans Christian Anderson
Read this extract from The Tinder Box by Hans Christian Anderson then carefully answer the questions below.

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Reading comprehension: Peter and Wendy by JM Barrie
Read this extract from Peter and Wendy by JM Barrie then carefully answer the questions.

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Reading comprehension: more Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde
Read this second extract from The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde and then answer the questions.

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Reading comprehension: The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde
Read this passage from The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde then carefully answer the questions below.

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Reading comprehension: Martin and Margot by Amy Le Feuvre
First read this extract from Martin and Margot by Amy Le Feuvre, then carefully answer the questions.

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Reading comprehension: Sara Crewe by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Carefully read this passage from Sara Crewe, an early version of A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, then answer the questions.

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Re-ordering words to make sentences worksheet
Each of these groups of words makes up a sentence. Can you re-order them to reveal the sentence? You could cut the words out to help you.

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Logic puzzles worksheet
Get your thinking hat on and see if you can work out these two logic puzzles. Warning: They are tricky!

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Identifying onomatopoeia worksheet
Onomatopoeia is when a word sounds like the noise it describes. Can you write a poem using onomatopoeia? Here are some subjects that you could choose from.

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Connectives exercise worksheet
Connectives are words that join two parts of a text. Look at this passage and use some of the connectives in the table to fill in the gaps.

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11+ cloze test: Through the Looking-Glass
Can you work out where these words belong in this text?

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11+ cloze test: The wood at night
All these words belong in this text. Can you insert them correctly?
11+ Cloze test: A Little Princess
Can you work out where these words belong in this text?

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Antonyms worksheet
Antonyms are words that have opposite meanings. See if you can pair each word below with its opposite. You may need to use a dictionary to check some definitions

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Pencil control: trace the lines worksheet
Can you trace the dotted lines below and in the picture?

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Handwriting numbers 1 to 10 worksheet
Can you write the numbers 1 to 10 in your best handwriting?

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