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Thursday 25th June


Creating Characters


Authors need to know everything about their characters so they know how they will act throughout the story.

They ask themselves questions like:

  • What's the character's name?
  • How does the character behave?
  • What do they like to do?
  • How old are they?
  • What do they feel and what are they thinking?

Play the following clip (BBC link below) to hear ex-England player Eniola Aluko read an extract from Matilda by Roald Dahl.

Listen carefully to the conversation between Matilda and Miss Trunchbull and think about what each character is like.


Copy and complete the table below. You need to think of four more adjectives (describing words) for each of the characters

Top tip: Thinking about what the characters say and do will help.

Matilda             Miss Trunchbull
1. Brave 1. Mean
2. 2.
3. 3.
4. 4.
5. 5.

Choose five of your points and explain how you know that by referring to what happened in the story. Use the word ‘because’.

For example: I know that Matilda is brave because she stands up to Miss Trunchbull when she shouts at her.

Imagine you are writing a story set in a school, like in Matilda.

You’re going to create a character who would be in that story. It could be anyone - the head teacher, a teacher, a student, a coach, a caretaker.

Complete the ‘Character Profile’ activity sheet. You need to draw your character in the centre of the page and then fill in the surrounding boxes with information about them.

If you can’t print the activity sheet, you can draw your character and answer the questions on a piece of paper instead.

Tomorrow, you are going to write a character description for the character you have created.

Tenths as decimals


One one is made up of ten tenths.

We can visually represent this by separating the whole into tenths. You can see that each square is the same as 0.1.

Therefore, ³/₁₀ as a decimal is 0.3.

Picture 1


On Thursday 25th June 2020, we will be hosting a virtual Sports Day, led by the Sports Team at Harrogate High School and involving children from across our Trust Partnership of eight schools and all Years 6’s who will be joining our two secondary schools in September 2020.

We can’t wait to see the results and we hope you take part in one or more of the five challenges. Good luck!

Have fun with super handwashing colouring and crafts.