Autumn 1 Topic
Autumn 1 Core Text
While a young boy enjoys a summer's day, his thoughts constantly return to his father, who is digging for coal deep under the sea. An atmospheric, haunting story - The Bookseller Stunning illustrations by Sydney Smith, the award-winning illustrator of Footpath Flowers, show the striking contrast between a sparkling seaside day and the darkness underground where the miners dig. This beautifully understated and haunting story brings a piece of mining history to life. The ever-present ocean and inevitable pattern of life in a mining town will enthral children and move adult readers, as a young boy wakes up to the sound of the sea, visits his grandfather's grave after lunch and comes home to a cosy dinner with his family, but all the while his mind strays to his father digging for coal deep down under the sea.
We will also be using animated short films.
Autumn 2 Topic
Autumn 2 Core Text
Harry Potter has been raised by his horrible relatives, Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia, who treat him with disdain while lavishing attention on their spoiled son, Dudley. On the eve of his eleventh birthday, Harry receives news that changes his life: he is being summoned to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry is astonished to learn that his deceased parents, James and Lily Potter, were both wizards, and that they died trying to protect infant Harry from a Dark wizard named Voldemort. He also discovers, much to his own discomfort, that he is famous in the wizarding world; Voldemort’s attack on Harry has not only left a lightning-shaped scar on Harry’s forehead, but has taken away Voldemort’s power as well.