'Journey to the River Sea'
This adventure novel is set mainly in Brazil in the twentieth century.
The author, Eva Ibbotson, conveys her image of the Amazon river which helps the children with their geographical understanding of the area. Year 6 enjoyed the exciting story of Maia, an orphan studying at a boarding school in England, who travels to the Amazon to live with her distant relatives. The Carters exploit and abuse Maia but Maia becomes close to her governess and passionate about the Amazon. Maia meets a mysterious boy and embarks on an incredible journey.
Writing linked to the text has included: a diary entry, narrative story endings, descriptive paragraphs, predictions, poetry and non-chronological reports about an aspect of the Amazon. The children in Year 6 have produced some excellent pieces of work. Please take time to have a look below.
During the Autumn term, Year 6 dove -head on- into the world of Marvel. Year 6 children learnt all about the history of Marvel, Stan Lee, Heroes and Villains, the world of comics and movies as well as the secret organisation known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Children successfully researched, planned and wrote a variety of English genres including: a high level description of a villain; a creative comic strip; a formal letter of persuasion to S.H.I.E.L.D to apply for a the position of a new Superhero and an exciting Marvel homework project that clearly demonstrated the children's enthusiasm and passion for the topic - awesome! Cross curricular work looked at real life heroes such as Martin Luther King, Malala Yousafzai and even Jamie Oliver. We also got hot and sweaty during superhero boot camp in P.E.
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