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Wednesday 20th May


Character study.

We can learn a lot about characters in a story by the things that they say, how they behave and even how the author describes their appearance (what they look like).

Read the text from Monday again (remember, the ‘Answers’ text is the correct one!) and describe the boy Harry meets in the shop by filling in each section of the Character study sheet.

Find as many examples as you can of:

  • Speech (what the boy says)
  • Actions (what he does)
  • Description (how the author describes what he looks like)
  • Reactions of others (how does he make other characters act or feel?)

Look in particular for examples that give the reader clues about the character’s personality.


Then make a sketch in the ‘Drawing’ circle of what you think the boy looks like, using evidence from the text.



Move on to the next part of your story - this is the bit where something goes wrong for your main character - make sure you really make your audience feel sorry for them and worry that the character won't be able to get out of the predicament!



Complete the dot-to-dot activity and crack the Roman numeral code!



Drawing Cartoons with Pete McKee

Have a go at some of famous Sheffield artist Pete McKee’s drawing lessons!

Lesson 1 Part 1 (Faces):

Lesson 1 Part 2 (Ageing):

Lesson 2 (Animals):

Lesson 3 (Drawing in the 3/4):