Follow the link to listen to our class read. You should try to allow time to listen to a chapter each day. Sometimes this will be 5 minutes, sometimes 20. Include this in your routine each day, maybe at bedtime or whilst you eat your breakfast.
Maybe you will be even more creative with where you listen to our audiobook. Ask an adult to take a photo and tweet us @kensingprimary #year6homelearning We would love to see what you are up to!
Rumblestar by Abi Elphinstone
Narrated by Nicky Diss
Adventures are unpredictable and often terribly badly behaved – a bit like pickled onions if you’ve ever tried to fork one on a plate – but they have a way of unlocking people and turning them upside down so that all the astonishing things fizzing around inside them start to tumble out…
Eleven-year-old Casper Tock hates risks, is allergic to adventures and shudders at the thought of unpredictable events. So, it comes as a nasty shock to him when he accidentally stumbles into Rumblestar, an Unmapped Kingdom full of magical beasts.
All Casper wants is to find a way home, but Rumblestar is in trouble. An evil harpy called Morg is sending her followers, the Midnights, into the kingdom to wreak havoc and pave the way for her to steal the Unmapped magic for herself. But Casper cannot turn a blind eye because the future of his own world, he discovers, is bound up with that of the Unmapped Kingdoms.
And so, together with Utterly Thankless, a girl who hates rules and is allergic to behaving, and her miniature dragon, Arlo, Casper embarks upon an adventure full of cloud giants, storm ogres and drizzle hags. Can he, Utterly and Arlo, the unlikeliest of heroes, save the Unmapped Kingdoms and our world from the clutches of Morg and her Midnights?
Live a life filled with adventure with Abi Elphinstone in this brand NEW series where a whole new world is waiting to be discovered…
Monday 22nd June 2020: 20 minutes total (afternoon activity)
Begin by looking at the front cover, the title of the book and then read the information below:
10 minutes: Discuss with the people around you (or make notes if you are alone) what you think the story is going to be about. What do you think is going to happen?
Now listen to the prologue (9 minutes):
Listen to a chapter of the book each day. Sometimes the chapter will be 10 minutes long, other times it will be 25 minutes but you should try to build time into your weekday routine to listen to it.
The chapter for each day will now be on the afternoon page to support you in building this into your afternoon routine. If you are already listening to the audiobook every day in the morning, or at bedtime, or if this suits your routine better- that is great!
Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror by Natasha Farrant
Narrated by Becky King
Here are eight princesses for the Rebel Girls generation: bold, empowered, full of curiosity, adventure and determined to be true to themselves. Natasha Farrant’s original stories are set in different times all around the world, blending modern and traditional. ‘Mirror, mirror on the wall… what makes a princess excellent?’ When the enchantress flings her magic mirror into our universe, reflected in it are princesses who refuse to be pretty, polite or obedient. These are girls determined to do the rescuing themselves. The Arabian princess of the desert protects her people from the king with the black and gold banner; Latin American Princess, Tica, takes a crocodile for a pet; a Scottish princess explores the high seas; African Princess, Abayome, puts empathy and kindness above being royal; and in a tower-block, Princess saves her precious community garden from the hands of urban developers. Complemented by detailed, jewel-coloured artwork, these beautifully imagined stories are a twist on familiar princess tales.
Monday 1st June 2020 Intro (11 seconds)
Monday 1st June 2020 Chapter 1 (4 minutes)
Tuesday 2nd June 2020 Chapter 2 (20 minutes)
Wednesday 3rd June 2020 Chapter 3 (18 minutes)
Thursday 4th June 2020 Chapter 4 (20 minutes)
Friday 5th June 2020 Chapter 5 (24 minutes)
Monday 8th June 2020 Chapter 6 (18 minutes)
Tuesday 9th June 2020 Chapter 7 (24 minutes)
Wednesday 10th June 2020 Chapter 8 (25 minutes)
Thursday 11th June 2020 Chapter 9 (24 minutes)
Friday 12th June 2020 Chapter 10 (5 minutes)
Friday 12th June 2020 'Outro' (25 seconds)
A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison
Three magical objects with the power to change their fate.
Will they be enough to break the curse? Or will they lead the sisters even deeper into danger?
On the mysterious, marsh-bound isle of Crowstone, three sisters – Betty, Fliss and Charlie – live imprisoned by a curse that has trapped their family for generations.
But each of the sisters holds a secret, three magical objects passed down to them, each with a different enchanted property: an old carpet bag, a nest of dolls and a gilt-framed mirror. Together they hope to use their inheritance to defeat the curse upon them.
When they encounter a stranger, a prisoner, who claims to hold secret knowledge about the curse he’s willing to trade – for a price – the sisters must decide who to trust and discover whether the objects they keep hold the key to their freedom or a path to unimaginable peril.
Monday 20th April 2020- Prologue (5 minutes)
Tuesday 21st April 2020- Chapter 1 (25 minutes)
Wednesday 22nd April 2020- Chapter 3 (17 minutes)
Thursday 23rd April 2020- Chapter 4 (10 minutes)
Friday 24th April 2020- Chapter 5 (18 minutes)
Monday 27th April 2020- Chapter 6 (10 minutes)
Tuesday 28th April 2020- Chapter 7 (17 minutes)
Wednesday 29th April 2020- Chapter 8 (20 minutes)
Thursday 30th April 2020- Chapter 9 (11 minutes)
Friday 1st May 2020- Chapter 10 (24 minutes)
Monday 4th May 2020- Chapter 11 (13 minutes)
Tuesday 5th May 2020- Chapter 12 (25 minutes)
Wednesday 6th May 2020- Chapter 13 (13 minutes)
Thursday 7th May 2020- Chapter 14 (17 minutes)
Friday 8th May 2020- Chapter 15 (22 minutes)
Monday 11th May 2020- Chapter 16 (10 minutes)
Tuesday 12th May 2020- Chapter 17 (30 minutes)
Wednesday 13th May 2020- Chapter 18 (26 minutes)
Thursday 14th May 2020- Chapter 19 (30 minutes)
Friday 15th May 2020- Chapter 20 (28 minutes)
Monday 18th May 2020- Chapter 21 (30 minutes)
Tuesday 19th May 2020- Chapter 22 (33 minutes)
Wednesday 20th May 2020- Chapter 23 (17 minutes)
Thursday 21st May 2020- Chapter 24 (16 minutes)
Friday 22nd May 2020- Chapter 25 (10 minutes)
Half term: (commencing 25th May 2020) Over half term try to catch up on any of the book that you have missed, and finish Chapter 26 (15 minutes) and the Epilogue (9 minutes). Then try to write a review or tweet the author @MHarrison13
The boy who made the world disappear by Ben Miller
Harrison tries his best to be good. He doesn’t steal, he always shares with his sister and he never cheats at board games, but Harrison also has a BIG flaw … He can’t control his temper! So when he’s given a black hole instead of a balloon at a party, Harrison jumps at the chance to get rid of everything that makes him cross. But when it’s not just things he hates that are disappearing into the black hole but things he loves, too, Harrison starts to realise that sometimes you should be careful what you wish for…
Monday 23rd March 2020: Prologue (4 minutes)
Tuesday 24th March 2020: Chapter 1 (15 minutes)
Wednesday 25th March 2020: Chapter 2 (4 minutes)
Thursday 26th March 2020: Chapter 3 (6 minutes)
Friday 27th March 2020: Chapter 4 (14 minutes)
Monday 30th March 2020: Chapter 5 (11 minutes)
Tuesday 31st March 2020: Chapter 6 (10 minutes)
Wednesday 1st April 2020: Chapter 7 (8 minutes)
Thursday 2nd April 2020: Chapter 8 (8 minutes)
Friday 3rd April 2020: Chapter 9 (10 minutes)
Try to finish the book. Listening to Chapters 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and the Epilogue would take you about 75 minutes (1 hour 15 minutes). You can choose to do this in one go, or a little each night.
Write a review, a 'Blurb' or make a poster about this book? Tweet it to us @kensingprimary and tag the author @ActualBenMiller !