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The Intruder” by James Reeves


Two-boots in the forest walks,

Pushing through the bracken stalks.


Vanishing like a puff of smoke,

Nimbletail flies up the oak.


Longears helter-skelter shoots

Into his house among the roots.


At work upon the highest bark,

Tapperbill knocks off to hark.


Painted-wings through sun and shade

Flounces off along the glade.


Not a creature lingers by,

When clumping Two-boots comes to pry.

The Tyger by William Blake


Tyger Tyger, burning bright, 

In the forests of the night; 

What immortal hand or eye, 

Could frame thy fearful symmetry?


In what distant deeps or skies. 

Burnt the fire of thine eyes?

On what wings dare he aspire?

What the hand, dare seize the fire?


And what shoulder, and what art,

Could twist the sinews of thy heart?

And when thy heart began to beat,

What dread hand and what dread feet?


What the hammer? What the chain, 

In what furnace was thy brain?

What the anvil? What dread grasp, 

Dare its deadly terrors clasp! 


When the stars threw down their spears 

And water'd heaven with their tears: 

Did he smile his work to see?

Did he who made the Lamb make thee?


Tyger Tyger burning bright, 

In the forests of the night: 

What immortal hand or eye,

Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

Slugs and Snails

Did you know that there are over 35,000 different species of slugs and snails in the world?

Factors in common

They move on a large, muscular foot.

They have simple eyes, sometimes on tentacles.

Their mouth is on the underside of their head.

They eat decaying plants.

They like a damp habitat.


Snails have external shells for protection.

Slugs have a raised part over their heads called a mantle.

Snails hibernate by closing the entrance to their shells.

Slugs do not have eyelids.

Some snails hibernate in summer.


Write a paragraph about each animal based on the information given. Then research the animals and write a second paragraph with your new information.

Finally, make a scientific drawing of each animal and annotate some of its main features.