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20 October 2014
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The Stolen Statue Adventure
The Stolen Statue Adventure covers the National Curriculum at: KS2 English, levels 4 - 5.
National Literacy Strategy: Word / Sentence / Text Level work.
Groups of pupils explore the home page of the Digger and the Gang site, making notes about the different characters and activities available. Pupils have a strict time limit to complete their work. Groups then exchange notes. Which features of note-taking (e.g. sub-headings, summary, key words, bullet points, diagrams) have different groups used?
Suggested questions for class discussion
How do the different characters feel when they hear the footsteps?
What other words can you think of that use a prefix?
What is the meaning of that prefix?
If you were writing this story as a novel, how would you describe the maze? Which was the trickiest puzzle to solve? Why?
Extension Work
Pupils compose a postcard from a member of Digger’s Gang, giving news of their adventure.
How many words that use a prefix can pupils include?

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