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.
Perfectly Norman was a starting point for our Pie Corbett transformation stories
Re-enacting the narrative from Perfectly Norman
Perfectly Norman re-enactment.
Norman's friends reveal their wings
Norman shows how important it is to be you!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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