6) James and the Giant Peach

Book Review
Congratulations Year 3 on finishing the wonderful story of ‘James and the Giant Peach’ by Roald Dahl. We are pleased to hear that so many of you loved reading the book. Your final activity is to write a recommendation for other children. Your recommendation will need to suggest whether you think that other children should or should not read the story ‘James and the Giant Peach.’ Your response will also highlight parts of the story that you either liked a lot or didn’t enjoy very much. Remember to give reasons for whatever you suggest.

5) James and the Giant Peach

Year 3, we hope that you have been enjoying the story of James and the Giant Peach. We think that you’ll agree that this book is about more than James and the peach. If you could change the title of this book, what would you call this story?

* If you were to rewrite a part of the story, which part would it be? What would you change? How would you make it different?

4) James and the Giant Peach

The Yr 3 teachers value books and reading

Values
As we get to know some the characters more, we learn about the things that they value. For example, the centipede’s boots are important to him and grasshopper can play music which is a skill he values. Name something that is very valuable to you and explain why?

* Roald Dahl has included lots of rhyme in the story James and the Giant Peach. It is humourous rhyme and it describes the characters. Write a short verse that describes what it is that makes you prescious. Try to make it rhyme.

3) James and the Giant Peach

The Characters
We have been introduced to a lot of unusual and interesting characters in the story so far. Which character do you like the most? Tell me why.

The Peach
* In Chapter 16, the peach rolls over a cliff and lands in the sea. Predict what will happen next. Some ideas to think about could be:
– Will the peach stay floating across the sea?
– Will James and the insects get along?
– Do they have a plan?
You need to use your imagination to write about what could occur.

2) James and the Giant Peach

The Giant Peach
In Chapter 9, James sneaks up to the giant peach. He discovers a hole. Do you think that he should crawl into the hole or not. Give a reason for your answer.
(Don’t forget to check your spelling after writing your response!)

* In Chapter 10, James is greeted by two unknown characters when he reaches the centre of the peach. Predict what might have happened if one of the aunts had crawled into the peach instead.

1) James and the Giant Peach

Welcome back to Term 4. This term we will be reading another popular children’s novel called ‘James and the Giant Peach’ by Roald Dahl.

As we read the first couple of chapters you may begin to notice how the characters and events are similar or can be connected to other stories that you are familiar with. There could be a connection with characters and events in stories that you have read before or in movies that you have seen. For example, the two aunties can be compared to the two ugly step-sisters in ‘Cinderella’ because they think that they are beautiful. Another reason is because both Cinderella and James are made to do lots of work around the house. Think of a connection to another story that you can make. Share your thoughts and explain how the stories are similar.

Library Term 3

The term we are learning to express our opinions about different topics.  Write a short review of any book that you have read this term.  Briefly describe the book and write about what you liked and disliked.  Try and use the language of opinion in your review.

Term 2

Welcome back to school everyone. We hope you had a fun and happy holiday. Last term we had a great time reading books by Paul Jennings. This term we are going to be learning about a different author, her name is Margaret Wild.   Margaret Wild is an Australian author.   She has won many awards for her books. My favourite book written by Margaret Wild is called ‘Fox’. I would love to hear what you think of this story. After you have read one of her books tells us what you think. Did you like this story? Why/Why not? How did it make you feel? What do you think the author was trying to teach us?

James and the Giant Peach

Hello Year Three. I have been asking you alot of questions about the story James and the Giant Peach. This week you get to ask the questions. Share a question that the story has raised for you. It could be about a character, event or even a word in the book.

* If you had the opportunity to interview the author, Roald Dahl, what question(s) would you ask him?

Don’t forget a question ends with a question mark!

The Letter We’ve All Been Waiting For

In an earlier post I mentioned that the author Margaret Wild has taken some time to read all of your questions. She has been very kind and responded to us in an email. I have added this letter to our blog as a page link. You can click on the page link to open the letter. You may like to make a comment here about her letter after you have read it.