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L.O: To make inferences based on evidence in the text

Turn to your partner: What are your first impressions of the book?

What do the images show?

What does the title make you think?

When do you think the book is set?

What do the colours of the book make you think?


Beth wyt ti'n meddwl?

Read the final chapter of the book below, can you write the next paragraph?

Psst... Time to show off your super sentences!!


As with the sudden discovery of the lowness of his peg, Will noticed now how old and vulnerable Tom looked. It unnerved him at first, for he had always thought of him as being strong. He watched him puffing away at his pipe, poking the newly lit tobacco down with the end of a match.


Will swallowed a few mouthfuls of tea and put some fresh coke on the range fire. As he observed it tumble and fall between the wood and hot coke, it occurred to him that strength was quite different from toughness and being vulnerable wasn’t the same as being weak.

He looked up at Tom and leaned forward in his direction.

‘Dad’ he ventured.

‘Yes’, answered Tom. Putting down his library book. ‘What is it?’

‘Dad,’ repeated Will, in a surprised tone, ‘I’m growing!’