Reading- The Final Miles

Hi Year 6,

You have been brilliant reading this last half term. You have  handed in some super reviews, diary entries, character descriptions, setting descriptions etc.   Here is your final opportunity to gain extra reading miles by writing a review about what you have read  and making it memorable and WOW.

Try to think about different ways to write, for example a report, a story, a diary entry….

Happy Reading (Not on paper, on this Blog)

Ms Janjua

21 thoughts on “Reading- The Final Miles

  1. Diary of a whimpy kid: Dog days

    This book is about this boy called Gregley and his best friend Rowley and it was summer time and Rowley thought it was a good idea to go to this country club where they have pools and drinks but then one day,Rowleys dad came and said that they spent to much and they have to pay it off and the bill was £83.00.So they start a lawn mowing business and they made posters then Greg realises that he actually doesn’t know how to use a lawn mower so when they first got a call to do their job it was actually Gregs grandmas friend and when they did it they were going all over the place then when they got the money Rowley thought he should get some of the share is well which led them to having a fight and then they never talked for the whole summer.

    One day Greg and his mum were shopping when they bumped into Rowleys parents which was kind of awkward then Rowleys mum said that they were going on a trip and that Greg should come along to which was not a good idea and Gregs mum actually agreed.So when they reached there they we they went on rides and everything and when it was time for bed they were shaking each other and then Greg thought it was a good idea to get an elastic band and hurt Rowley with it which led Greg to go home.

    When school came back around Rowley and Greg still wouldn’t talk to each other and Rowley made new friends.

  2. As days went on, Harry got use to the atmosphere. As darkness appeared, Harry was excited but also upset because it was his birthday, but he also knew that the Dursleys were not intreasted or had no feelings for him. Minutes later Harry knew that it was going to be bed time so he went into bed and stayed up till twelve waiting for his birthday. Hours later, Harry had still been awake and as Dudely’s watch beep Harry closed his eyes and made a wish but just as he could there was a big knock then the whole door came of revealing a hidious figure puking the door back in place . As Harry trembled and saw Dudely awake Harry asked the figure a question “who are you?” I’m Hagrid- gate keeper in Hogwarts school.

  3. My library is called cricket.
    I would rate it 10/10 because it describes the different position. Also it says facts for example; the first ever match England won and West Indies won the first ever men’s nation in 1975.

  4. The boy with no face.

    There were they in front of the strong obsidian gate made from the most quality material known to man. A groupe of trouble makers ,a trio made out of roger,randy and Scott. Actually a quad the last one counted as a nobody at least a nobody to them and his name was David .Who’s mind was split into two, to get in good with popular kids or do the right thing and report. But instead made the wrong choice and was forever cursed.

  5. My library book is called football.
    I would rate it 9/10 because it describe the techniques of football in detail also it tells you what kit and gear you need. In addition, it tells you what warm up is best.

  6. Just then, there was a noise of a drill Harry went to look . Harry could see there was a gap and saw that Vernon was drilling a wood to the letter box and said” no more letters coming through this letter box.” Harry looked down. The next day Harry woke up with his aunt saying ” get up get up.” Harry woke up and made breakfast for everyone. Moments later, there was a knock at the door and Vernon looked worried and said “are we expecting anyone.” Just as he could answer the door, letters started to shoot out revealing all of Harry’s letters. Harry started to chase (with Vernon chasing him behind ) after his letters . Uncle Vernon caught up to Harry and said we are going to live far far away.
    Days later, Harry, Uncle Vernon, Mrs Dusley and Dudley lived in a house, which was at the end of a coast.

  7. The Borderlands boarding school rugby team have made it into the European Rugby Championship Tournament.

    They’re enjoying their time in Toulon, France, but Rory and the rest of the team can’t help thinking about each of their parents, serving overseas in the growing conflict in the Central Asian Republic.

  8. Harry Potter is living with aunt, uncle and his half-brorher, who is having a birthday party and he thinks that he has got less presents than his last birthday. So his parents take them to a zoo to get 2 more present. Dudely sees there is a snake and tells it to move but it doesn’t. Then Harry apologises for his behaviour and starts to speak parsoltune to the snake and the snake try to escape to get his revenge on Dudely. Suddenly, Mrs Dursley realised that his son was in the snakes cage. Harry tried to hide his grin but Vernon sees him and punishes him at home (he sends him to his bed). After a while, there was the post which had arrived and Vernon saw that it was a dressed to Harry. Without warning, he opened it and saw that it said Harry Potter had a place at Hogwarts school of witch craft of wizardry. Uncle Vernon ripped it up and thought it was a silly idea because he wanted him to go to a normal school. The next day, the post had arrived and saw that it was for him he opened and trembled but just as he could open it Dudely snatched it and said Harry has got a letter. Uncle Vernon looked surprised and then he looked worried and for that reason he asked both Harry and Dudely to leave the room. Harry went to his room and Dudely went to his bed (upstairs).

  9. As Harry reaches Platform 9 3/4, Harry try to get through the wall,but Dobby is stopping him. So Harry comes up with an idea to the flying car to Hogwarts but as he does the mugles see a flying car and stair. But when they reach Hogwarts there is a shock as Harry and Ron arrive late and get shouted at by Snape. They said that they would suspend him but lucky Dumbledore doesn’t allow it. So as time goes by, Harry finds out there is roumers going by that there is an air of Slytherin and Harry, is presuming that it could be Malford. Harry thinks this because he keeps saying ” you’ll be next you fillfy mudblods.” After a while, Harry thinks he has found a solution and Harry asked Money Murton” where did you die?” She replied next to that toilet.” That gives Harry an opportunity and finds that there is a hidden chamber . When they reach at the bottom of the chamber they find Voldermort awaiting him. Years ago, Voldermort wanted to kill Harry but Harry escaped . So, as 13 years past Voldermort wasn’t scared to kill him so instead he called a basilisk to kill him. As Harry defeated the basilisk he then killed Voldermort by using the basilisk’s tooth and stabbing it into the book. As Voldermort died Genny came back to her former life.

  10. Harry Potter is determined to go back to Hogwarts and see what eventful thing are awaiting him but the only problem is that Harry’s aunt and uncle say no. Uncle Vernon is expecting his boss to come. So, Uncle Vernon tells him to go to his bed so he doesn’t disturb his meeting. When Harry reaches his room, there is an elf called Dobby, who is a house elf. Uncle Vernon warns Harry if I hear a sound “you’ll owl will have to go. As Dobby makes noises and runs around Harry chases after him, but when Dobby sees the visitors he uses magic to spill all the food onto the visitors. ( Dobby does this because it is about Harry going to Hogwarts and Dobby doesn’t want him too because Tom Mavolo Riddle is petrifieing everyone. Then one night (when Harry was asleep) there was a flying car next to Harry’s window and in there was the Weseleys, who told Harry to get into the car and we”ll take you to Hogwarts.

  11. I am writing a review about a book i have read this half term

    The story is set within a school with all chances and odds

    The story is about a boy called Bradely Chalkers who takes journey learning about meaning of respect and friendship and how it can change his life forever.

    The main character of the story is called Bradely Chalkers who is the most misbehaved and violent child in the entire school, who has no friends prefers to be alone away from everybody else, however he meets a boy called Jeff who has very noble characteristic and is the opposite of Bradley, above all odds the two of them became friends and made the impossible, possible

    But also Bradely must overcome his greatest fears on his own not turning to his old self .

  12. There are two kinds of fantasy adventures—those that take place in another world (The Lord of the Rings, The Golden Compass), and those in which the fantasy world exists parallel to and often spills into our own (The Chronicles of Narnia, Pan’s Labyrinth). The Spiderwick Chronicles, which embeds spiritual truth in the guise of mythology, belongs in the latter category. Much more fantastical and far more handsome than the trailers reveal, The Spiderwick Chronicles is a thrilling adventure for children of all ages.

    The Grace family could use a little grace of their own. Dad has run off with another woman and is seeking a divorce, something Mom Helen (Mary-Louise Parker) is trying to hide for as long as possible from her twin sons, Jared and Simon (both played by Freddie Highmore). While Simon is gentle and compassionate, Jared is short tempered and given to bouts of destructive anger. Unable to process his family’s disintegration, Jared is taking it out on those who love him the most.

    Sarah Bolger as Mallory, and Freddie Highmore as her twin brothers Simon and Jared
    Sarah Bolger as Mallory, and Freddie Highmore as her twin brothers Simon and Jared
    Desperate for a new start on life, Helen moves the family from New York to the secluded Spiderwick Estate in rural Vermont, once owned by her great, great uncle Arthur Spiderwick. Peculiar things begin to occur the moment the Graces step into the spooky Victorian mansion—they’re bedeviled by strange disappearances, bumps in the night and mischievous attacks on Mallory Grace (Sarah Bolger). And all accusatory fingers are pointed in Jared’s direction.

    Out to prove his innocence, Jared stumbles upon a secret room that contains “Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You,” a book with a dire warning: to read it is to invite certain death. Like Jumanji, it is not a question of if, but when Jared will crack Pandora’s box. Partly out of rebelliousness and partly out of a reasonable incredulity, Jared delves into the book. Inside, written in Arthur Spiderwick’s own hand, is a primer to a magical universe that exists, invisible, all around us. While his uncle speaks of befriending many of the otherworldly creatures there, he also warns that a malevolent, shape-shifting ogre known as Mulgarath seeks the knowledge to be found within the book’s pages and plans on using it to enslave both the magical and the human realm.

    Soon the Grace children’s eyes are opened to the fantastic truths within the book and the enchanted creatures that inhabit the Spiderwick Estate alongside them. It isn’t long before Mulgarath and his goblin army turn all their dark energies to wresting the book from the house and destroying all inside its walls.

    Jared travels to another dimension with Arthur Spiderwick (David Strathairn)
    Jared travels to another dimension with Arthur Spiderwick (David Strathairn)
    It should come as no surprise that Spiderwick is being executive produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, the husband and wife team responsible for most of Steven Spielberg’s most enduring films. No surprise, because Spiderwick, directed by Mark Waters, is rife with Spielbergian touchstones—a dysfunctional family, an absent father, a supernatural world stocked with fantastical creatures seeping into our own, childlike wonderment, and an imminent confrontation that can be won only by the innocent might of a child.

  13. Captain underpants
    Summary): When naughty George and Harold hypnotise their headteacher, they accidentally create the greatest superhero in the history of their school — Captain Underpants! His true identity is so secret that even HE doesn’t know who he is… but he’s fighting for truth, justice, and all things pre-shrunk and cottony!! If you’re a naghty villain like the diabolical Dr Diaper, watch out! Captain Underpants has wedgie-power on his side, and he’s coming your way.

    What it’s about: The book is about two boys named George and Harold who are really good friends. They like to go in George’s tree house and write comic books about a superhero called Captain Underpants. One day, George and Harold play all kinds of tricks at a football game and they ruin the game. Mr. Krupp, the mean principal at the school, finds out that it was George and Harold that caused all the trouble and he made a video of them doing everything. He makes them wash his car, bring home lots of homework, and cut his nails. George and Harold get a 3-D ring that can hypnotize anyone and they use it on Mr. Krupp to turn him into a chicken, then a monkey, and finally, Captain Underpants. Mr. Krupp takes all his clothes off except his underwear and uses the curtains as a cape. Captain Underpants runs away and stops some bank robbers from stealing money then he gets arrested, but the two boys help him escape. Then Captain Underpants gets mixed up with two robots who take him to Dr. Diaper, an evil man-baby who wants to take over the world. Then the two boys shoot fake doggy doo-doo with their slingshot under Dr. Diaper’s bum. Then there’s a fight between the two robots and the kids and the kids win the battle and save the day with Captain Underpants. George and Harold un-hypnotize Mr. Krupp, but every time Mr. Krupp hears a snap he turns back into Captain Underpants.

    What I liked and disliked about it: I like the part where they bring Dr. Diaper to the police station and tie him to the pole with underwear on his head and put a sign on him that says “Arrest me!” I think that George and Harold are funny and I would want to be friends with them because then they wouldn’t do bad stuff to me because we would be friends. But, I’m nothing like George and Harold. I like the part where they jump on the robots to kill them even more. I think that Mr. Krupp is funny when he’s hypnotized but he’s like a villain when he’s not hypnotized. I like him better when he’s Captain Underpants. I think Dr. Diaper is funny and a villain because he actually is a villain. He’s very mean because he wants to take over the world by using a machine to try to make meteroids fall on people that are good.

    I didn’t like the pictures of Captain Underpants in the comic book because they didn’t look like anything and it didn’t look real – like he actually looks.

    My bottom line: I loved this book because it was very funny. I think that boys my age and older would like this book and I would really like to read more Captain Underpants books.

  14. Book review,A third riotous adventure for Jodi, Maisie, Zach and all the rest in 4J including the fast-paced narrator, Izzy. This time, part of the school is suddenly put out-of-bounds. When 4J have to share a classroom with 6B, the gang discover that the reason that it is closed is …Rats! Could this have anything to do with the new head teacher who keeps his curtains closed ? As ever, the gang is quick to jump to conclusions. If the head is a vampire rat, they must do everything in their power to destroy him! The classroom goes wild in this witty no-holds-barred story.

  15. Title of book:The World Of Norm May Be Contagious.
    Author of book:Jonathan Meres

    This book is about a boy called Norm.Norm lives with his two younger brothers (wich he loaths) his mum,his dad and his dog john (wich he also loaths).

    In the book,Norm wakes up with sweetcorn in his ear.His house was quiet,which was unusual.His family had left to take John to the vet.Whilst he was in his bed,he saw his neighbor Chelsea at the door.Chelsea told Norm about his family going to the vet as he did not know yet.

    After reading his biking magazine,he went to the toilet.On the way to the toilet,he slipped in dog vomit.Whilst he was on the floor examining the revolting dog sick,which smelt like something that had died behind the fridge and remained undetected there for weeks,his family came back.

    One of Norms brothers,Brian,came bursting into the house because he needed the toilet but Norm would not let him go in.Brian started to ask Norm stupid questions like “why did you slip”.
    Norm answered “Your flipping dog threw up on the floor. That is why I slipped.

    When Norm slipped,he hurt his wrist.He had planned to go biking with his best friend Mikey but he was not allowed.His mum had given him a ban on biking until his wrist got better.Norms mum also told him to tidy his room as it was a pigsty.If there was one thing that norm did not do it was tidy up.

    After NOT tidying up his room,he looked for his phone and called Mikey to break the bad news to him.When Mikey had heard what had happened to Norm,he burst out laughing.

    A little later after the phone call,Norms dad told Norm that he needed to get a cauliflower from his grandad. Norm usually cycles to his grandads allotments but since he was banned,he had to walk.It was awkward for him when he saw all the sites on the way to the allotment that are usually blurs when he is biking.

    When Norm FINALLY got to his grandads allotments,his grandad was not there.Norm went round to take a cauliflower a voice said “What do you think you are doing” Norm whirled round and saw a woman with black crazy hair and a stern face.Luckily grandpa came just in time and cleared up the situation. Grandad also gave Norm the cauliflower he needed.

    The problem in this book is a boy who used to be Norms next door neighbor.When the boy and Norm were in school together as little kids, there was a Christmas play.The boy wanted to play the role of Joseph but Norm got the role and since then, the boy has had a grudge on Norm.Because of the grudge the boy “stole” Norms best friend Mikey.

    Who would you recommend this book to: I would recommend this book to children 9+ because it is very funny.

    Favorite part of the book:My favorite part of the book is when Norm threw up all over his dad.

    Book rating:If I had to rate this book out of 10,I would give it a 7.5.

  16. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book in the Harry Potter series.

    Harry is in the summer holidays after his eventful yet exciting first year at Hogwarts school for Witchcraft and Wizardry. He is spending the first part of his summer with the Dursleys and they are expecting a visit from Vernon Dursley’s boss so Harry is expected to ‘be seen and not heard’ ‘to make no noise’ and to ‘shut that bloody owl up’.

    When Vernon’s boss arrives everything goes smoothly, Harry is quiet and in his room… until Dobby the house elf appears. He warns Harry not to go back to Hogwarts, as well as that Dobby makes a lot of noise causing the dinner party downstairs to hear him. As Harry and Dobby venture downstairs, Dobby bewitches Petunia’s prize pudding to fly and tells Harry if he decides to go to Hogwarts he will make the pudding fly into the Dursleys as Harry says he couldn’t possibly not go to Hogwarts, Dobby makes the pudding fly and land on the unsuspecting dinner guests, then Dobby rather inconveniently for Harry, disapparates with a loud crack.

    A few hours later and a letter from the Ministry of Magic arrives giving Harry a warning because he, as an under age wizard, supposedly used magic outside of school. Harry finds himself locked in his bedroom.

    Late at night Harry receives an unexpected visit from a flying car flown by the Weasley twins, Fred and George, and in the back seat sits Ron. They help him escape from the Dursley’s and Harry is overjoyed to find out he is going to spend the duration of the summer at the Weasley’s house, the Burrow. Upon arriving Mrs Weasley is furious at the Weasley children for borrowing Mr Weasley’s bewitched car but after a while they all settle in and prepare to go back to Hogwarts.

    When they arrive at King’s Cross station Harry and Ron attempt to run into the wall but something prevents them, so, in order that they don’t miss out on going to Hogwarts, Harry and Ron decide to take the bewitched car to Hogwarts. When they arrive Harry and Ron expect to be expelled as they land in the forbidden forest and are somewhat coldly greeted by a formidable Professor McGonagall. Thankfully they aren’t expelled and they join their fellow Gryffindors as they all marvel at their more than spectacular entrance; the only one unimpressed is their best friend Hermione, who seems to be the only one apart from Professor McGonagall who could see that they could’ve died or worse: been expelled!

    As the year goes on they are greeted by a new Defence against the Dark Arts teacher. The new teacher is a well-known author in the wizarding world who Hermione idolises but Harry and Ron aren’t so sure about him.

    As the year goes on mysterious instances keep occurring as students become petrified; this is, as Dumbledore expects, the result of the Chamber of Secrets opening again. Harry, Ron and Hermione are determined to get to the bottom of it but shockingly Hermione becomes petrified too!

    This is another great story by J.K. Rowling. It shows how Harry and Ron get on throughout the ‘clever stuff’ without Hermione and how the Chamber of Secrets was supposedly opened before by their biggest friend. It also shows a side of Hogwarts possibly without Dumbledore.

  17. Rating
    9.8/10
    An essential read for the young fantasy reader.
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    Heralded as one of the most enchanting and well written stories of our time The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe was the first published story about the magical land of Narnia.
    Set in London in the Blitz in 1950 four children are sent out of the city and into the country while the war effort is fought by their parents. Staying with an old and mysterious professor the youngest Lucy finds herself falling through a wardrobe and stepping out into the magical world of Narnia. A land blanketed with snow and ice, inhabited by mystical and magical creatures Narnia has fallen under the spell of the White Witch, the self proclaimed queen of the land.
    Lucy meets a faun by the name of Mr Tumnus and the pair become instant friends over tea. Unable to betray Lucy to the white witch the fawn returns Lucy to the wardrobe and makes her promise not to tell anyone about what she has seen. Upon her return she tells her sister and two brothers who refuse to believe her seemingly tall story.
    Several days later Lucy returns to Narnia and is secretly followed by her spiteful brother Edmund. Losing Lucy in the snow, Edmund is found by the white witch who treats him kindly and makes him promise to return with his brother and two sisters with the promise of making him king and all the Turkish delight he can eat.
    Several days later all four children find themselves forced into the wardrobe and into Narnia. They are met by Mr and Mrs Beaver who take them to meet Aslan, the great lion, who will assist the children in defeating the white witch and restoring peace to the land of Narnia.
    For years the story of Wardrobe has been criticized and studied for its supposed religious allegory, stating that the tale of Aslan is the story of Jesus. Lewis always defended this stating that it was never written with any religious alignment or values set in his mind. If people choose to draw that conclusion from it they can.
    Lewis has an outstanding ability to be able to write just enough to give the reader a description of the setting, scene and characters and leave the rest to your imagination. This is a technique that is hard to master and he always manages to pull it off seamlessly. This is one of the best things about his writing technique and makes Wardrobe a lot of fun to read and interpret.
    Arguably one of the finest stories in English literature from the 20th Century C.S Lewis cemented himself as a master story teller and perfected a novel that would survive the test of time and still entertain and educate children and adults everywhere to this day.
    Annthony,10/10

  18. Anne Frank, a Jewish girl living with her family in Amsterdam, was thirteen years old during the summer of 1942. At the time, German forces were occupying The Netherlands (also known as Holland).

    Originally from Frankfurt (Germany), where she was born in 1929, Anne moved to Holland when she was a small girl. Her father – Otto Frank – believed that restrictions on Jewish people in Germany would not bode well for his family. The last picture of Anne in Frankfurt – with her mother (Edith) and older sister (Margot) – was taken on March 10, 1933. Anne was then four years old.

    In Amsterdam, Anne lived at Merwedeplein 37 (on the second floor). The apartment building is still standing and is shown in this photograph. (Number 37 is on the left; number 39 is on the right.)

    Restrictions on Jewish people, put in place by the Nazis, made life very difficult for Anne and all other Jewish people living in Holland.

    During June of 1942, Anne began to keep a diary. Since she did not have a best friend, Anne planned to confide all her deep thoughts and innermost secrets to her new friend – the diary – whom she addressed as “Kitty.”

    On the 20th of June, 1942, Anne believed everything in her life was as good as could be expected given the circumstances of the occupation. Two weeks later, however, her whole world would be turned upside down.

    Anne’s diary entry – for the 20th of June, 1942

  19. The book is about a young boy, who is getting fostered by a family called Mrs and Mr Dyer. The Dyer family go to a summer camp every summer. When George gets fostered he works on a farm (which is owned by the Dyer family) with Thomas, who is Mrs Mr Dyer’s son. Thomas hates George because he is staying and he gets jealous. A few days later, (at night) George and Thomas was about to go to sleep but the George heard a voice calling him from the hillside. As he got scared, he shouted and he woke up the family . When Mrs Dyer woke up, she ran and tripped over and hurt her ankle. At that moment, Mr Dyer phoned the ambulance and they said that she has to go to hospital.The next day, grandad and grandma came over and had asked what had happened. Mr Dyer told them and said can we go and see them.

  20. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ books are all about a kid called Greg who fills in his journal (not a diary!!) of all the misadventures in his life.

    Everything Greg seems to do has hilarious consequences and his family are very funny. In this book it is summer vacation and even though it is nice and hot Greg insists on staying inside hooked up to his video games with the blinds drawn. His mother is tired of Greg being lazy and decides that this summer should be fun and packed with family activities.

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    This book was very good. My favourite character has to be Greg as he can be horrible but the audience always roots for him anyway! I really like the part when Greg’s mum is forgotten by the whole family at a petrol station in the middle of nowhere – it is hilarious.

    I recommend this book to readers around 10-13 who enjoy reading as it is quite easy to read, but it has some challenging words as well.

    I give this a big 5/5 because I enjoyed reading it so much.

  21. Review: Matilda
    he exceptional Matilda is about a smart, easily infuriated little girl who is misunderstood by her parents and loathed by the school’s headmistress. On the other hand her kind and generous teacher, Miss Honey, thinks she is a brilliant academic genius. Matilda has a number of excellent schemes in her head to teach her nasty parents and headmistress a lesson.

    Whilst Matilda is the novel’s central character many readers will be drawn to the larger-than-life, extrovert, humourous and strangely likeable headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. Her unique reprimands to the children, with phrases such as ‘blithering idiot’ and ‘stagnant cesspool’ will leave you in stitches.

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