Here are today's activities relating to Chapter 8 of our book. We are really enjoying the book in school - we hope you are too!
We hope you are really getting into the book now. Today's chapter sees Olive starting her postal deliveries and as a result, getting to know the village of Budmouth Point and some of its inhabitants.
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So Chapter 6...here we find out more about one of the most intriguing characters in the story - Queenie and Olive finds something curious in her pocket!
How is everyone finding our new book? It would be lovely if you put a comment on here just to say whether you are enjoying it (or not!) and what your predictions are for how the story will unfold. Today's chapter sees the children get their first glimpse of the lighthouse!
An interesting chapter title! What do you think will happen in this chapter? Who or what will be rounded up?
We hope you are getting into the story now. Did you guess that the nurse thought Olive's mum had died because of the name in the coat? Who was wearing the coat on the night of the bombing?
Chapter 3 sees Olive out of hospital and starting to realise there are a lot of unusual things happening around her family...
Chapter 3: Mothers: Send then out of London p25
1.What does Olive mean when she refers to her ‘darker
2.How does Cliff react to Sukie potentially having a boyfriend? Why?
3.Why didn’t people go on holiday at this point in the story?
4.Who is Jerry?
5.What does Gloria mean when she taps her nose?
6.Why was Olive slightly excited to be leaving?
Task: It is the night before Olive and Cliff leave. Write a short diary entry from the perspective of Olive, Cliff and their mother, conveying the different emotions they would be feeling.
Welcome to our new (and last!) class read Eagles and what a great story it is! We would like you to read a chapter a day and have a go at the activities we will be posting. You can record your work in an exercise book at home, email it to us to see or just simply comment on each day's post to let us know how you are getting on. We love this book and we hope you will too!
Chapter 1: Keep Calm and Carry On
In this first chapter we meet some of the main characters - Olive, Cliff, Suki and
Mrs Bradshaw. When you have read the chapter, test your understanding by answering these questions: