Our lead text:
We have carefully chosen this book as our lead text because Treasure Island is an excellent model of a quest story, crafted to keep children on the edge of their seats. Like all adventure stories, there is a certain format and there are key ingredients which Y6 replicate in their own writing. Robert Louis Stevenson even wrote this book whilst gazing at Brownsea Island from his holiday house in Poole! He’s an author who is special to our locality. This text is also a good way to tackle the theme of healthy and unhealthy relationships and to show our oldest learners an example of when all is not what it seems in a relationship when there is an imbalance of power. We can not over emphasise what a beautiful book this is!