A message from Mrs Timmings to all the children to explain some of the things that will be different when we all come back to school in September
We all need a little patience some times!
This is a poem from one of my favourite books of short stories and poems called Funny Stories. This one is a poem created by Roald Dahl based on the story of Snow White.
This is a story from one of my favourite books - a collection of short stories and poems. This story uses a lot of “play on words” and other words used in place of the proper ones. I hope it makes you smile. Mrs Davis
What do you think to the end of the book? Would you have liked a different ending? Write a book review, upload to J2E and share it with your teacher or myself! Do you feel sorry for Jock and his mother because they did not know Mr. Andrews was a criminal? Will the Famous Five stay friends with Jock when their camping holiday ends? Draw a picture of a scene from the book, upload to J2E and share it with your teacher or myself! What book will you read next? There are lots of Famous Five adventure stories!
Anne is lost and alone on the moors! Will she ever find Mr Luffy to get help? Wooden-Leg Sam phoned Mr. Andrews to "come and catch you all in the tunnel." Julian, Dick and Jock are walking back out of the tunnel and Mr. Andrews and his men are walking in! What will happen when they meet? What is going to happen to George and Timmy? They are hiding inside a truck attached to the spook train behind a movable bricked-up wall! The wall was closed! How will they escape? Predict what may happen next!
Explain why George was so upset with Julian, Dick and Jock? Dick said the train definitely left Olly's Yard so why did it not arrive at the other end of the tunnel at Kilty's Yard where Julian was waiting for it? Where did the spook train go? Why does Mr. Andrews want to send Jock to his sister's house for two weeks? Why does Mr. Andrews want Mr. Luffy to send Jock home? Will George ever get to be a part of the adventure with the boys? Predict what may happen next in the story.
Did Julian, Dick and Jock really see the spook train? If so, what was it doing in the middle of the night? Do you feel sorry for George because the boys went without her to the disused railway yard and she wanted go with them? Why does Mr. Andrews not want Jock to play with the Famous Five? What does Mr. Andrews have in his lorries? Do you think the Famous Five and Jock will go back to the disused railway yard? Do you feel sorry for Sam because he was so frightened by the spook train that he hid?
Why did Mr. Andrews react so angrily about the children going near the disused railway yard? Why are the trains 'creeping out of that tunnel in the darkness'? Why did Mr. Andrews take Jock to the library 40 miles away and leave him all day when he knew he was meeting the Famous Five? What do you think Julian, Dick and Jock will find if they go to the disused railway yard in the middle of the night? Will they see a spook train and will Jock find an adventure? Predict what may happen next.
Do you think Wooden-Leg Sam is mad? Do you believe him when she says, "Spook-trains, I tell you. Trains that come out of that tunnel at night all by themselves, and go back all by themselves"? Why does the shepherd tell the Famous Five not to go "down there" to the railway yard because "that's a bad place, that is"? Why does Jock's stepfather, Mr. Andrews "know nothing about being a farmer" when he owns a farm? Why does Jock's family have so much money and farm machinery? *NEVER PLAY NEAR RAILWAY TRACKS!*
By Michael Rosen and Quentin Blake
By Cindy Neuschwander