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This week we are reading James and Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. Miss Godfroy and Miss Ahmed are reading it to you on Youtube! If you missed the first 2 chapters, check the 'Extra Reading' folder with the other subject folders on our main Year 3 page.



Tuesday - 

Chapter 3 & 4 Reading Activity: 

Read the description below for making the crocodile tongues magical at the end of Chapter 3.


One thousand long slimy crocodile tongues boiled up in the skull of a dead witch for twenty days and nights with the eyeballs of a lizard! Add the fingers of a young monkey, the gizzard of a pig, the beak of a green parrot, the juice of a porcupine, and three spoonfuls of sugar. Stew for another week, then let the moon do the rest!  


Can you write your own weird and wonderful recipe for a magic potion? Think about what you want the magic to do, write a list of ingredients and describe in detail how to create the powerful magic. Try to use some Roald Dahl-like words and phrases, e.g. ‘the eyeballs of a lizard’


Wednesday -

Chapter 5 & 6 Reading Activity:

At the beginning of chapter 5 James is feeling ‘terribly excited’. But his mood changes to feelings of ‘unhappiness and despair’. What happened during this chapter that caused James’ feelings to change? 


Can you find out what excited, unhappiness and despair mean and write three sentences using each feeling? Thinking about when you might be feeling these different feelings.


Thursday -

Chapter 7 & 8 Reading Activity: 

Create another awful aunt for James, following these questions:


-If the aunt was an animal, what animal would she be? Why? 


- If the aunt was a vegetable, what vegetable would she be? Why?


-What does she do and what does she talk about? Why? 


- What is the aunt’s name? (you could use one of your above answers to help you) 


Explain your answer. Draw a picture of the new Aunt and write some words to describe her around the picture.


CHALLENGE: use a simile/ metaphor to describe the new aunt that you have created. 


Simile: comparison using ‘like’ and ‘as’. For example, She was as brave as a lion. 


Metaphor: used to make a comparison between two things that aren’t alike but do have something in common. For example, Her tears were a river on her cheek. 


Friday -

Chapter 9 & 10 Reading Activity:


At the end of chapter 9, James discovers the hole in the giant peach. Write a ‘for’ and 'against' for James going inside the hole. What would you do?


Think about the reasons why James should go into the peach. (He can be away from his evil aunts) 


Think about reasons why James shouldn’t go into the peach (He might get stuck in the peach)