Sats English Paper Ks1

Topics: Vincent van Gogh, Sunflower, Flower Pages: 13 (1745 words) Published: June 19, 2013
Sunflowers

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Contents

Billy‘s Sunflower .............................................................. A story by Nicola Moon

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So Many Sunflowers!......................................................

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Vincent Van Gogh .................................................. Information about the artist

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Making a Paper Sunflower................................. Instructions

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Useful words
wrinkled

droopy

autumn

withered

gust

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Billy‘s Sunflower
By Nicola Moon
Billy had a beautiful sunflower that he’d grown from a seed. It was taller than Billy. It was taller than his big sister Laura. It was taller than his mum. It was even taller than his dad. Every day Billy looked at its bright green leaves. Every day he admired its golden yellow petals. Every day he looked up at its tall straight stem. “My flower is as tall as the sky,” he told his friends. Practice questions A What did Billy grow from a seed? a daisy a rose

a sunflower B How tall was Billy’s sunflower?

a buttercup

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C

Who else was in the story with Billy? Tick 3 Ben Laura Dad ____ ____ ____ Mum Dan Louise 3

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One day Billy noticed something different about his flower. The bright green leaves didn’t seem so bright. The golden yellow petals weren’t quite so golden. And the tall straight stem wasn’t quite so straight. “What’s wrong with my flower?” he asked Dad. “Perhaps it needs water,” said Dad, as he rushed off to work. So Billy watered his flower.

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How had the leaves changed? They weren’t quite so straight. They didn’t seem so bright. They didn’t seem so big. They weren’t quite so golden.

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What did Billy ask Dad?
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But the next day it was worse. The bright green leaves were wrinkled and droopy. The golden yellow petals were turning brown. And the tall straight stem had bent over at the top.

Billy looked up at his sad, brown sunflower.

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Which part of the sunflower was turning brown?
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Which part of the sunflower had bent over at the top? the stem the roots

the petals

the leaves

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“What’s wrong with my flower?” he asked Laura. “It’s autumn,” said Laura, and ran off to play with her friends. “What is autumn?” Billy asked the girls. Sally said, “It’s when leaves turn brown.” “And days become shorter,” said Clare. “And flowers die,” said Laura.

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Why did Billy want to find out about autumn? because Laura was playing with her friends because it was cold because he was worried about his flower because the days were becoming shorter

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What did the girls tell Billy about autumn? Write 2 things. 1 ........................................................................................................................................................................... 2 ...........................................................................................................................................................................

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Billy ran indoors to Mum. “My flower’s got autumn and it’s getting shorter and turning brown and Laura says it’s going to die!” he cried. Mum dried his tears. “Autumn is when the world gets ready for winter,” she explained. “The winter would be too cold and dark for your flower.” Billy felt really sad. “I don’t think I like autumn,” he said.

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Why did Billy run inside to Mum? He was too cold to stay outside. He didn’t have any friends. He wanted to show Mum the flower. He was upset...
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