English Homework:
Journey of a Five Pound Note

©1998 Gareth Pitchford

Your homework this week is to write a story. In the story I would like you to imagine that you are a five-pound note. It sounds a bit strange, doesn't it? But just think what happens when you hand over your five-pound note to a shopkeeper. It stays in their till until they give it to someone else as change. Where does it go then? Well, it stays in that person's pocket until it's spent in another shop.

Write your story as though you are the five-pound note. Tell me about a complete day in your life. You can write about whose pockets you've been in, what you've been spent on and where you've been. Some good or nasty things could happen to you during the day. Maybe you get lost at one point.

Bring your story into school with you.