Tansley Primary School

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Author Study




During the Summer Term we will begin looking at Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.



Michael’s family decide to travel around the world in a boat. Twelve-year-old Michael is washed up on an island in the Pacific and struggles to survive on his own. Whilst there, he meets somebody. But will the stranger help Michael?


This book is VERY exciting and will grab the children’s attention from the get go! Our strong and creative links with Topic and Science will mean the children’s learning will be cross-curricular and their sticky knowledge will be transferable between subjects! We will look at predictions, character and setting descriptions, balanced arguments/debates as well as a newspaper report.