Year 6


12 January

A Dickensian Christmas

In Sycamore class we wrote a setting description from a Christmas Carol using Dickensian language. This is a section from the passage I wrote:

Scrooge walked down the street in a melancholy manner, snow crunching underfoot as he moved. He was a morose and solitary man and he did not take an interest in listening to carol singers (who cowered away when he came) or laughing and calling out a joyful “merry Christmas” like everyone else. He kept walking swiftly. Chimney sweeps whistled jolly tunes as they worked on the rooftops; young children ran along, rolling their hoops; carol singers sing Deck the Halls and people stamped their feet loudly upon the cobbled pavement stones to keep themselves warm. When destitute street urchins hugged their knees and slid their icicle fingers into their thin cotton pockets, grumpiness glided over Scrooge like ice on the river Thames.

Soon, Scrooge got to his counting house. A dusty, heady smell filled the air when he opened the door and stepped inside. The wooden floor creaked when he stood on certain floorboards. Unwanted books (that had yellow pages they were so old!) lay around on desks and bookcases while Bob Cratchit scribbled furiously in a corner. “Carry on!” Scrooge called out when Bob looked up. By Mia w

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