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Wednesday 1st July 2020- Comprehension

Harry Shepherd opened his eyes and gazed up at his bedroom ceiling. He crinkled his eyes up and yawned, then rubbed the sleep from them and sat on the edge of his bed. The previous evening his mum had opened the window slightly, letting a gentle breeze through. Mrs Shepherd knew that her son preferred it when the house was cool at night.

However, when Harry sat on the edge of his bed, his room was not cool: it was freezing! Harry shivered, pulling his Spiderman duvet over his bare legs. “What on Earth?” he muttered to himself. There was a gale blowing through his bedroom window. Thinking that it must be an extremely windy day, Harry walked over to his wardrobe and pulled out a jumper. Pulling the jumper down over his head, Harry strolled over to the open window. He drew back the red curtains expecting to see the leaves blowing all over their garden. Maybe even the garden furniture had blown over like it had last time the weather was bad.

The sight that met Harry as he gazed out of the window was certainly not what he had expected…


Question time!

Answer the questions below in full sentences in your writing book.


What did Harry see what he looked out of the window?

How do you think he felt when he looked out?

Why might Harry not have realised what was happening sooner?

Of all the possessions you have in your house?

Which are the most important to you?

If you could afford to buy everything that you ever wanted, what would you buy?

Would buying all of these things mean that you were happy?


Perfect picture!

Can you draw a picture of where Harry’s house might eventually land?