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Safe Harbour

4th, 5th and 6th class are enjoying reading their novel at the moment, Safe Harbour by Marita Conlon-McKenna. It tells the story of Sophie and Hugh, who are evacuated from London to Greystones during the Second World War.

Here is some of the work we have completed so far. 4th class drew images the children saw from a train in Wales. 5th class picked four sentences they liked from the novel and illustrated them and 6th class wrote a description of the character Sophie.

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3 Responses to Safe Harbour

  1. Lorna says:

    Sounds like a very interesting book – good for historical knowledge too. I wonder is it similar to Carrie’s War – also about a WW2 evacuation but from London to the English countryside. One of my favourites is Goodnight Mister Tom but it’s more suited to sixth class/first year I’d imagine.

  2. Davina says:

    This is a great novel to do with the senior classes! It looks like the children enjoyed reading it too. I once did Carrie’s War & Tom’s Midnight Garden with a senior class and they’re great books too!

    • Lorna says:

      Actually, now that I remember, i did Carrie’s War with year 7’s in the UK who were 11 but Goodnight Mister Tom with older kids, year 9 I think so they’d be 13. It’s a great book.
      Reading Famous Five with my 2 at the mo (all my old ones), really oldfashioned and charming, they are loving them. I wasn’t sure that they would after Harry Potter but there’s plenty of adventure in them too.

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