Junior School

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Week beginning 06.07.2020

For this week, we will be carrying on with our new book, Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. There will be a transcript or a sheet available for you to read along while you listen. Please follow the link below to take you to the audio recording of the book:


Remember, you can always complete your work in your purple book.

Lesson 1: Features of a balanced argument

Today, we will write up our balanced argument. Use the sentence starters given and read the example of What A Good One Looks Like (WAGOLL) from Friday last week. Use the differentiated sheet for a less challenging task.



Lesson 2: Reading & listening comprehension

Answer the following questions on episode 6.



Lesson 3: Persuasive Leaflet to advertise the theme park

                     ‘Dwellings of Oliver Twist’


Imagine you have just opened a new theme park to give people a chance to find out about the places where Oliver Twist lived.

You need to make a leaflet, to tell people all there is to see and do. Your leaflet should persuade them to visit the park.

You should think about:

  • the places Oliver has been so far
  • reasons why people should come to the centre;
  • what there is to see and do;
  • any other information – address, phone, mobile, e-mail, quotes

Lesson 4: Making a prediction

Listen to and read carefully episode 7. Write a prediction about what you think Rose will do to help Oliver after Nancy warns her that the boy is in trouble. Use the prompts given to help you. 

Lesson 5: Character description


Use the template below to help you write a character description of your favourite character so far in the story. Use the information you've been given already in the story and there are brief character descriptions to help you as well. Make sure you use adjectives and noun phrases, varied sentence starters as well as correct punctuation.