6NF have settled into life in Year 6 incredibly well. They have fostered a ‘Passion for Reading’ and undertaken some outstanding learning in our English topics. We have been studying the book “The Savage” by David Almond and illustrated by Dave McKean. This dark and sinister graphic novel has inspired a range of writing, imitating the suspenseful narrative of the author.
Our diary entries are written from the perspective of an evil bully named Hopper. Whilst writing these diary entries, we tried to show empathy towards this character and unpicked all his struggles in life. We also explored the devices an author uses to create suspense and tension. To vary our writing styles, we studied journalistic tone and wrote newspaper articles reporting the strange and bizarre goings-on in Saltwell as a result of the antics of the Savage.
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