Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Why this particular book and not something else?
The quality of discussion around the conscience and one’s moral compass is truly amazing in Y6 this half term. This book really gets our Y6 children talking! We know humans need food, water, warmth and shelter to survive, but do we also need love and moral guidance? The focus on this book isn’t horror or gore; no – this book prompts our Y6 children to consider the importance of love and nurture as a key factor in healthy development. Frankenstein opens up the best conversations about our moral responsibilities and illustrates to Y6 that a life without responsibility leads to problems. This is such a great book! On top of this, Frankenstein is just perfect for framing our scientific leaning about the heart and the circulatory system this half term, as well as our research on electricity. Everything fits so well in this unit. And if that wasn’t reason enough to call this book a beautiful Muscliff text, did you know that Mary Shelley is buried here in Bournemouth?