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Summer Term Week 10 - 29/06/2020

Hi Year 6,


I hope you had a great weekend! Here's your English work for the week. 

Have a great week,


Mrs Roberts







To answer inference and deduction questions


Activity: Complete reading comprehension

To plan a mystery and suspense story.


Activity: Use the planning sheet to plan your mystery story.

To write a mystery and suspense story


Activity: Write the first half of your story

To write and edit a mystery and suspense story


Activity: Write the second half of your story and edit.

Free write!


Read the text and answer the questions for today's activity. The story for the reading comprehension is based around our theme of mystery and suspense. Enjoy! :) 


Last week you were learning all about mystery and suspense stories. This week you’ll be writing your own mystery and suspense story, using all the ideas and strategies that you learnt about last week. If you would like to remind yourself of anything from last week, please go back and have a look.


Today you’ll need to plan your story. Think carefully about what will happen in your story and what you will include in your story to help created tension and suspense. Remember not to give the story away too quickly and to keep the reader guessing.

Below you will see some WAGOLLs (what a good one looks like) of mystery and suspense writing that you can read and magpie some ideas from before you start your plan. Remember that it’s ok to use others ideas as long as you don’t copy their writing!

Use the plan to jot down your ideas for your story. Remember that it’s only a plan and you don’t have to include everything that’s on your plan in your story.



Today it’s your turn to start writing your story. Remember to use the setting description from last week within your story and to keep the reader guessing and use speech in your story to help move the story forward. Don’t rush writing your story – you have two days to write.


Below is a checklist and some other resources to  helpsupport you to write your story. Good luck - I can't wait to read them!



Read through what you wrote yesterday. Quite often we find that when we go back and read our own writing, we pick up on mistakes we made. It helps if you read it some time after you’ve written it because we often read what we think we’ve written when we have just written it and don’t see the mistakes!


Once you have finished your story today, look back at the success criteria and decide whether you have used all of the success criteria points in your writing. Go back and edit your work using your success criteria for guidance.



Today you can choose what you write about. It could be anything: a story, newspaper report, non-fiction explanation text, instructions etc.

It’s totally up to you how you present it. You might like to type it on the computer or present it on plain paper with diagrams and pictures.


If you’re really not sure what to write then here are a few ideas:

  • A time travel story
  • A non-fiction report about your favourite animal or and extinct animal
  • Instructions on how to play your favourite board game or computer game


Enjoy and have fun!

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