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Varjak Paw is a story by SF Said. The main character, Varjak Paw, is a pure bred Mesopotamian Blue and he lives in the Contessa's grand mansion with his extended family. He is not often allowed outside and has never been further than the garden wall. Strange things start to happen at the mansion, making the Elder Paw worried that something is going to happen to his family. He tells Varjak to find help in the form of a dog, but to do this he must venture into the outside world.
Will he succeed in his mission and will he be able to save his family?
Term 6 has been truly amazing. I've loved swimming and i have loved the book, Varjak Paw. My favourite part was when Varjak first saw a cat with one icy blue eye and where the other eye was meant to be was an empty socket!
My favourite part of Term 6 was Sports Day. I took part in the sprint, hurdles and relay. I got a medal for the relay and I won the sprint in the first race and came second in the next race.
During Term 6 I have enjoyed reading the book, Varjak Paw. The parts I really enjoyed were when Ginger Tom came and took Varjak down and nearly killed him. I have also enjoyed going swimming because it cools me down and when Mr. Britton takes me out to do some harder things, like breaststroke and butterfly. I find it fun too!
This term I have enjoyed our book, Varjak Paw. My favourite part was when Varjak climbs the wall to go and get a dog from the streets and take it home to Elder Paw and save his family from the black cats. Overall my favourite thing this term has been King's Oak Academy because I like being in secondary school.
In Term 6 we have done lots of fun topics, like Varjak Paw and swimming. My favourite thing was Varjak Paw because I love cats and it's a mystery story, I also liked it because there was a lot of action in it.
This term I have enjoyed Varjak Paw because it is exciting and scary. I also enjoyed my trip to King's Oak Academy because we got to do experiments with fire and play the drums and keyboard.
A great piece of artwork completed at home!
As part of our work on the Iron Man, we carried out a speaking and listening activity called Conscience Alley. Using a Kennings poem, we try to influence Hogarth's opinion of the Iron Man. The boys are trying to convince Hogarth that the Iron Man is unkind and destructive and the girls are trying to convince him that he is kind and helpful.
The girls won and Hogarth decided that the Iron Man is a good person at heart and is just looking for somewhere to live.
As 'Hogarth' walks down the alley, both sides are whispering their lines of the poem to him to try and sway his opinion.
This term we have been reading the story Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley and this has been the basis of all of our work in literacy and our topic work during the afternoons.
Krindlekrax is about a road called Lizard Street and the characters that live there. Ruskin, a young boy with frizzy red hair and glasses that make his eyes look the size of saucers, is the main character and he discovers a dark secret about a creature living in the sewers below them.
"This term I have enjoyed the story of Krindlekrax. It had some really funny parts and we did some really great activities about crocodiles."
"I really enjoyed reading Krindlekrax and I really couldn't stop listening. I really didn't want Mrs. Lowrie or Mrs. Astin to stop reading."
"My favourite part of this term was the art work we did with Krindlekrax because I love being creative."