This week, Varjak meets the first cat that is not a member of the Paw family, as he takes shelter in a hut during a violent storm. He is cold, wet and covered in filthy slime.
Your task for Monday is to listen to the chapter being read and then discuss it with someone at home.
Tuesday 26th January 2021
We've now met our new character - what do you think of her? I wonder what role she is going to play as the story progresses. My first impressions are that she doesn't seem very friendly towards Varjak.
Your task for today is attached - your job is to imagine that you are the cat whose hut Varjak has decided to take shelter in. Read the task and guidance carefully, and I look forward to reading your responses.
Wednesday 27th January 2021
Let's see if we can see a change in the female cat's attitude towards Varjak over the chapter, by studying how she speaks to him.
Thursday 28th January 2021
Varjak Paw clearly likes to dream - let's think about what he might be dreaming about whilst he is sleeping in the hut...
Friday 29th January 2021
To end this week, let's take some time to look at the different words that are used in the text to describe the way in which the characters communicate; verbally and by using body language.