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Etymology skills worksheet
Etymology is the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history. Complete the worksheet Deduction in reading comprehension, then choose five of the Oliver Twist words you highlighted and fill in this worksheet with the meanings you guessed.

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Deduction in reading comprehension worksheet
The following extract is from the second chapter of the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Oliver has recently gone to live in a workhouse. Firstly highlight any words you don't understand and see if you can work out what they mean. Then summarise what is happening in each paragraph.

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Capital letters revision worksheet
Do you know all the occasions when capital letters should be used? Read the following sentences and circle any letters that should be capitals.

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Apostrophes for possession and omission worksheet
Apostrophes are used to show possession (belonging) and omission (missing letters). To show possession for singular nouns, the apostrophe goes before the ‘s’. To show possession for plural nouns, the apostrophe goes after the ‘s,’ if the plural is formed using an ‘s.’But to show possession for irregular plural nouns (women, men, children, mice), the apostrophe goes before the ‘s’. Read the following sentences and circle the correct word.

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Adding adjectives, similes and metaphors to your writing
The boy walked through the field.... a bit of a boring sentence, yes? Can you make it more interesting by first adding an adjective, then a simile and then a metaphor.

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Active and passive sentences revision
Can you spot the difference between an active and passive verb? Read the following passage and underline all the active verbs, then circle all the passive verbs.

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Y6 SATs enrichment activities, TheSchoolRun
SATs have become synonymous with drilling and fact-based learning and children can find them boring and sometimes even demoralising to prepare for. This learning pack is a collection of enrichment activities aimed at getting children to use their imaginations and think about test management and success in a very different way.

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Reading comprehension: THE SHEPHERD BOY AND THE WOLF
Read this passage about a boy who cries wolf, and then answer the questions below.

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Reading comprehension: the bride
Great Expectations is a novel written by Charles Dickens in 1861. In this passage the protagonist Pip visits an old lady who lives nearby, Miss Havisham. She was abandoned at the altar by the man she was about to marry and has spent the rest of her life indoors, still wearing her wedding dress.

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Year 6 Cloze test: the storm
This is a passage from The Swiss Family Robinson, a novel written in 1812 by Johann David Wyss. It is about a family who are shipwrecked and have to survive on a tropical island and is written from the point of view of the father, William. Some of the words in the text are missing. Can you complete the text by filling in one missing letter per box?

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Year 6 Cloze test: the Caterpillar
Alice in Wonderland was written in 1865 by Lewis Carroll. It is a story about a girl called Alice who falls through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world. Some of the words in the text are missing. Can you complete the text by filling in one missing letter per box?

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Year 6 Cloze test: Mowgli in the jungle
The Jungle Book was written in 1894 by Rudyard Kipling. It is about a boy called Mowgli, who grows up with wolves. In this passage Baloo, a bear, and Bagheera, a black panther, show him the ways of the jungle. Some of the words in the text are missing. Can you complete the text by filling in one missing letter per box?
Reading comprehension: the stream in the storm
This is a passage from the The Water Babies, written in 1863 by Charles Kingsley. It is about a young chimney-sweep called Tom who falls into a river and becomes a water baby. Read the passage then have a go at answering the questions below.

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Reading comprehension: the strange adventure
This is a passage from the The Water Babies, written in 1863 by Charles Kingsley. It is about a young chimney-sweep called Tom who falls into a river and becomes a water baby. Read the passage then have a go at answering the questions below.

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Reading comprehension: the man cub
The Jungle Book was written in 1894 by Rudyard Kipling. It is the story of a little boy called Mowgli, who grows up with wolves. He is helped by a black panther called Bagheera. Read the passage then have a go at answering the questions below.

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Reading comprehension: the cruel child
This is a passage from the The Water Babies, written in 1863 by Charles Kingsley. It is about a young boy called Tom who works as a chimney-sweep. He falls into a river and becomes a water baby. In this passage, Tom has found a caddis that is growing safely in a cocoon. Read the passage then have a go at answering the questions below.

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Reading comprehension: Mowgli and the villagers
The Jungle Book was written in 1894 by Rudyard Kipling. It is about a little boy called Mowgli, who grows up with wolves. In this passage, Mowgli has ventured into the village. Read the passage then have a go at answering the questions below.

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Reading comprehension: bad temper
Anne of Green Gables was written in 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery. It is a story about an elderly brother and sister called Matthew and Marilla who adopt an orphan girl called Anne. In this passage, Marilla’s friend Rachel has come to see her and is meeting Anne for the first time. Read the passage then have a go at answering the questions below.

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Reading comprehension: arriving in London
Great Expectations is a novel written by Charles Dickens in 1861. In this passage the protagonist, Pip, is being taken to see the room that he is renting by Mr Wemmick. Read the passage then have a go at answering the questions below.

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Reading comprehension: Anne’s room of dreams
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery is a classic Canadian novel about an orphan adopted by an elderly brother and sister, Matthew and Marilla, who live on a farm called Green Gables. Read the passage then have a go at answering the questions below.

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