Reading Challenge

Year 6 Summer 1 Reading Challenge

Hi Year 6, 

Here are your reading challenges for this half term – make sure the responses are of high quality. Look at the minimum amount for each challenge.

Bronze

Your challenge will be based on your home reading book. Your task is to write a sequel to your current book. You must ensure you keep some elements the same (characters or setting) and then choose parts to change. You must: say the title of your current book and write at least 2 decent length paragraphs for your sequel. 

Silver

Read the first extract from a book called ‘Holes’ (use the link):

Year 6 Summer Reading Challenge

It is about a group of boys doing hard labour in an outdoor prison in a desert. Their punishment is to dig a hole each day.

Answer these questions

  1. What do X-Rays comments reveal about his character?

2. What can you tell about Stanley’s character?

3) Write a paragraph that could follow on from this one focusing on developing the character traits that you have identified so far. (Minimum 5 sentences)

Gold

Read both extracts from ‘Holes’ and the Nottinghamshire miners. The link has both photos.

Year 6 Summer Reading Challenge

Your challenge is to write a comparative essay on both passages to explain how dialogue in a story can a) add drama to interest the reader b) reveal character and relationships. Minimum 10 lines.

You may need to look up the meaning of some unknown words in the texts.

Write your responses on the blog. Remember to produce your best quality!

31 thoughts on “Year 6 Summer 1 Reading Challenge

  1. Silver challenge

    I feel like X-ray the character is stubborn because he/she repeats back in a rude manor and kinda makes fun of Stanley.

    I think that Stanley is the guy that has the good heart and is the type of character that you would like to be with because he looks kind.

    There might be out of the punishment because it was a punishment for a limited time.

  2. Silver

    1) I think x-ray is a very mean and selfish person and only cares about his self and he always thinks he’s only right his opinion is right.
    2) I think Stanley is a very quiet and innocent person and tired and weak.

  3. Silver challenge
    1. X-Ray’s comments tells me that he is a mean character
    2. I think that Stanley is confused because he keeps asking so many questions.
    3. ‘Do I have to?’ Stanley thought. I don’t need to.It is tiring. I said it is hard.Why do I have to do the hard work?

  4. Silver challenge:

    1.It tells that X-ray is not very sensible because he said we wants to did a really big hole.
    2.I think Stanly is shy because he doesn’t say anything.
    3.I think Stanly will tell X-ray that it is a bad idea so he might not do it again.

  5. Silver challenge
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    1)The comments that X-Ray say describe his character as a person who always ask question and has a big imagination. I think this because he says in the text “Every kid in the wants to dig a big hole to China.”

    2)Stanley character is that he doesn’t want his friend to be sad.

  6. Silver
    Read the first extract from a book called ‘Holes’ (use the link):
    Year 6 Summer Reading Challenge
    It is about a group of boys doing hard labour in an outdoor prison in a desert. Their punishment is to dig a hole each day.
    Answer these questions
    1) What do X-Rays comments reveal about his character?
    2. What can you tell about Stanley’s character?
    3) Write a paragraph that could follow on from this one focusing on developing the character traits that you have identified so far. (Minimum 5 sentences)

    1)x-ray is very adventurous and always wanting to do something that he hasn’t done before.also,x-ray can be strict somethimes and a bit bossy.when he asks people questions he alsways wants the answer to them straight away.
    2)Stanley is lazy and don’t really care about anyone but himself.

  7. I think x-Ray’s character is a rude and strict one because he just bursded out after Stanley spoke and said no way in quite a rude way and he didn’t want to have fun as he argued with Stanley about which hole is harder to dig in.

    I think Stanley is truthful but he is scared of X-Ray because he wanted to tell them the truth but he didn’t because X-Ray was with him.

  8. He is a trying to make them fear him because he doesn’t seem like a very kind person .

    He doesn’t want X-ray to him so he agreed .

    X-ray pounced at at Stanley. Powerless and scared Stanley screamed in agony. Mercilessly, X-ray carried on . The very next day Stanley was never seen again .

  9. The naughtiest girl in the school

    Elizabeth was such a sweet little girl who would do as she was asked. She had a governess and loved her so much. Her parents (Mr and Mrs Allen) meant nothing to her. They were always travelling and didn’t care much about her. Nevertheless young Elizabeth did not let this hinder her and was brilliant in her studies. She wouldn’t dare let anything in her way of being taught by Mrs Scott. Mrs Scott however hated Elizabeth and wanted to leave her as soon as possible. She didn’t like her because of one thing: she was too clever for her to teach. Pray tell she’s hardly eight she would say every time she got a hard sum right.

    Luckily for Mrs Scott, Elizabeth was meant to go to whytelefe school. All she had to do then was prepare her things and go to work for the two boys in Boston. Someone – Elizabeth- was not happy about the news. She decided to be as naughty as she could so they could send her home. Strangely, she was yet to find out a rather suprising suprise that blocked this action…….

  10. Why dogs have black noses

    Why dogs hate cats
    A myth from nowhere

    Back when there were no humans or dinosaurs there were hundreds of cities filled with cats,dogs and all sorts of animals but the animals which were most friendly to each other were cats and dogs.

    It was coming up to new year and the dogs thought let’s invite the cats to celebrate with us they invited the cats to celebrate with them and the cats accepted so they came to the dogs park and unusually the food was gone the dogs were surprised the cats grinned and said thanks for the food losers.

    • Silver:It shows that he is very mean and trying to be funny

      Stanley is shy.

      Stanley speaks up and x ray finds out that stanley used to be very shy.

  11. Bronze challenge

    After our dangerous 6 years together we finally won the but unfortunately losing many people on our side. We made it home to our farm our house. On in front of the barn we could Albert’s mother crying. “What wrong mother? Aren’t you happy that I brought about thousands of pond home.” Asked Albert.
    “It’s not about that son. It your ffff father.” She said
    “What about dad is he alright?” Asked Albert.
    “He dddied.” As she said she felt more depressed.
    “How?” Asked Albert.
    “You know dad was an alcoholic.” She said,”One day he had too much and he passed and died as he did that. And now there is no one look after the farm.”
    “Well me and Joey will clean and look after this farm as long as we live. We promise.” He said.

    Years passed me becoming farm bourse to a war horse and back to a farm horse is really quite enjoying. Suddenly Albert’s mum was quite ill. Albert did not hesitate and called the hospital. They she had a really bad disease and soon after die. With Fury Albert screamed and shouted no at the top of his lungs. The doctor made go out of the room to calm down. Then the day 4th of May she died. This did not stop Albert to look after the farm as he did promise to look after the for the rest of his life.

  12. Silver challenge:

    3) Stanley thought why does X-ray want to dig a hole in the ground, is not a good idea however X-ray wouldn’t care what he would say. Then Stanley tries to go up to X-ray but he is scared to speak to him. But X-ray will tell Sqiud to not be Stanley’s friend if Stanley goes up to him and tells him to not dig a hole. However Stanley might want to be their friend and dig a hole with Sqiud and X-ray. Stanley doesn’t want to do it but he will.

  13. I think X-ray is not very good he naughty because he said he wants to dig a hole going very far and Stanley is not saying he’s wrong and is just saying yes to whatever X-Ray is saying.

  14. I think that the king and queen will find there three daughters and will make a big feast for them and after that the would of started to visit them and they would become wealthy again. And I think that the king would of learned a lesson to not waste what they need and to do not believe your wealth will last for ever. Another lesson for our kind king DONT SPEND YOUR TIME PLAYING WITH YOUR DICE AND BOARD. And the king might retire after a few years and then one of the 3 daughters will rule fairly with out spending time playing with the dice.

    By Takwa Shanab
    Year 6

  15. GOLDKEEPER

    The next day Sebastian heard strange noises.
    “What could that be,Gerald?”
    Surely(Sebastian was thinking)it couldn’t have been Mr Meeno as he was stranded on a desert island by Ora but still Sebastian was worried. He went down to turville to go have a look on what’s happening the loud bangs got louder. Sebastian put down Gerald and left him in the temple then, Mr meeno was waiting right at the doorstep. His eyes were full with rage and revenge.

  16. Silver

    I think x-Ray’s character is a rude and strict one because he just bursded out after Stanley spoke and said no way in quite a rude way and he didn’t want to have fun as he argued with Stanley about which hole is harder to dig in.

    I think Stanley’s character a and innocent and polite character because he never bursded out while x-Ray was speaking he never argued with him about a silly hole to dig in.

    I think Stanley will stand up and not let x- Ray treat him like that. Shouting at him, so I think he will talk back.

  17. 1) X-Ray is mean and impatient.
    2) I can tell that Stanley is doesn’t like to talk because in the passage he doesn’t talk that much.

    • 3) I think Stanley will stand up for himself. Tell X-Ray that he doesn’t want to listen to him anymore. And I think that Stanley will go tell X-Ray that he has a bad idea and no one should listen to him.

  18. Silver
    1)think X-ray is a very mean and horrible person to be with because he makes selfish statements like he said wants to dig a hole going very far.I also think Stanley Is scared to approve to him that he is wrong so he just aggres on anything X- ray says.

    2)I think Stanley is a nice,calm and not worried person . Also as I said before he doesn’t speak much so that says to me that Stanly doesn’t like to talk much. Because of this I think that Stanly might be scared or frightened of X- ray because of his bad desigion.

    3) I think Stanly will stand up and speak up to X- ray that he is making a bad choice because he won’t let something bad just pass through his eyes. I also think Stanly will speak up and say that you can’t boss me around anymore and that he has enough with the whole situation.

  19. 1) It tells that X-rays is not sensible because he wants to dig a hole also he said all the way to China and Stanley is agreeing with him even though he knows that X-rays is wrong.

    2)I think in general stanly is sensible but he is being a sheep he probably thinks if he doesn’t listen to x-rays he will have no friend so I think he is to scared to say NO.

    3)I think that Stanley won’t speak up to X-ray because normally people like Stanley don’t have courage to speak up to themselves .

  20. Silver

    I think X-ray is not very good he naughty because he said he wants to dig a hole going very far and Stanley is not saying he’s wrong and is just saying yes to whatever X-Ray is saying.

    I think Stanley is a sensible person and is very quiet because he’s not speaking up and I think he is scared of
    X-RAY as he think he is the boss of everyone .

    I think Stanley will not be very quiet he Will tell X-RAY that he is not the boss of Stanley. Stanley doesnt have to listen to X-RAY he can listen to whoever he wants and will tell him it is a bad Idea.

    • SILVER

      3) Stanley went up to X-Ray and said digging a hole is a bad idea but X-Ray didn’t care what Stanley said to him. Then Stanley said to X-Ray “you can’t tell me what to do .” X-Ray said some mean words to Stanley . Stanley wasn’t very quiet as he couldn’t listen to his nonsense . Stanley didn’t want to talk to X-Ray at all . Stanley was very confused when X-Ray said he wants to dig a hole all the way to China . Also China is very far way and it will take a really long time to dig a hole .

  21. Harry potters and the goblet of fire 2

    On the hogwarts express harry was thinking about Cedric digory and how he died in the triwizard tournament last year . He was thinking about hogwarts it was his home he never felt more happy as everyone is the same as him . He got of at the hogsmeade station and was welcomed by hagrid. He talked with hermione and
    Ron all the way till they got to the feast . The water and till the food acame and waited around for the 1st years and there ceremony and welcomed all the new Griffindors.

  22. Silver challenge:
    1) It tells that X-rays is not sensible because he wants to dig a hole also he said all the way to China and Stanley is agreeing with him even though he knows that X-rays is wrong.

    2) I think Stanley is shy because he is not speaking up. This might be because X-rays is mean and bossy. So Stanley would be scared to to speak to him.

    3) I think Stanley will speak up to X-rays and tell him that it is a bad idea and then X-rays will not be his friend anymore.

  23. Bronze challenge

    Descendants

    As Mal celebrated the end of Bens coronation, her eyes lit up… A nefarious noise shuddered the pitch. A screaching noise laughed. Smoke painted the room, in despair was the good left in the room as evil declared the room.

    “Mother what are you doing” shouted Mal with a peculiar look.

    There stood a ferocious beast it was maleficent her viridescent look desceasing the attenders, who were cursed in death.

    Maleficent was turned to a lizard 🦎 as she shrunk to the size of love in her heart.
    Mal didn’t know about it yet soon she’d understand. Her mother was endlessly born.

    • Carrying on from previous:

      Mal’s eyes glittered green she knew she betrayed her mother. A dream only villains gauded speak of. At this period of time, Mal and Maleficent duelled to gain supreme power yet again. She shuddered in defeat, the crowd too mesmerised to speak a word or whisper. Maleficent as a dragon stood tall merciless. Tears crashed down Mal’s eyes the viridescence controlled her every las bone shattered Maleficent would finally take what was rightfully hers.

      REVENGE!!

      There and then Mal gave up, she understood what her mother used to say to her “Remmber je suis le plus puissant méchant il y a”, at that moment in time it was all that made sense.

      Cackling at her final win, was Maleficent. Towering over the atrotious lands with full glory and joy. Thunderbolts of evil crashed through every inch of the field. Screeches of fear loomed miles away.

      One look at her no longer evil daughter or even her daughter at all sent aggression spitefully nagging on each and every vein in her body. Her tail waggling in vandalism. She grabbed a hold of Mal desperately wanting to tear her apart one ghostly roar and then Mal was desceased I guess time always wants to clock back 20 years…

  24. What do X-Rays comments reveal about his character?
    X-ray is really inquisitive and when he asks a question he needs the answer. He wants everyone to agree with his decisions. He tries to persuade the people to listen and understand the point he is making. Also X-ray is strict and serious when it comes to getting the truth out of people or when asking a question.

    What can you tell about Stanley?
    Stanley is quite lazy and doesn’t really care about what is going on.

  25. 1)He is just trying to make the new people scared because he is mean.

    2)He does not want to be mean as he didn’t want to tell x-ray he was wrong.

    3)The next day came,Stanley was worried. He met X-ray again and trying to get away. He got caught…
    X-ray said “you ready yet.”
    “Uhhhhh ye uhhhh yes”stuttered Stanley
    He ra in horror trying to do his work.

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