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St Cuthbert's Catholic

Primary School

Literacy

For our first text in year 5, we used 'Perfectly Norman' By Tom Percival. This lovely story is about a boy who grows wings. He tries to hide them with a big coat which makes him miserable. He finally realises that the coat is making him miserable, not the wings and he unveils them to the world. Other children have been hiding their wings to and his revelation releases them. The children took weeks to familiarise themselves with the narrative and language, grammar etc. They were able to link the story to our project and concept words. They then wrote some beautiful transformation stories of their own.
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