The Silver Sword 🗡
Our next genre will be using The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier. We looked at this reading extract in our reading lessons and are now revisiting it during writing. The children will complete their sentence stacking lessons and then produce a final piece. Our final piece will be written from Joseph’s point of view after he had escaped the Nazi prisoner of war camp.
Our first unit of work will be influenced by the book, Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll. February, 1941. After months of bombing raids in London, twelve-year-old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother Cliff are evacuated to the Devon coast. The only person with two spare beds is Mr Ephraim, the local lighthouse keeper. But he's not used to company and he certainly doesn't want any evacuees. Desperate to be helpful, Olive becomes his post-girl, carrying secret messages (as she likes to think of the letters) to the villagers. But Olive has a secret of her own. Her older sister Sukie went missing in an air raid, and she's desperate to discover what happened to her. And then she finds a strange coded note which seems to link Sukie to Devon, and to something dark and impossibly dangerous.