Our Lady and St Swithin's

Catholic Primary School

Love, Live and Learn

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Love, Live and Learn

Y5 English



This half term, we are looking at the text 'Henry's Freedom Box' by Ellen Levine. This book explores Henry's dreams of freedom from slavery and injustice. When his family are sold away from him, he risks everything to do what he knows is right.. He mails himself to freedom! This is a narrative account based on a true event, and has been a fantastic book to explore. Year 5 have been working hard to produce an excellent quality of writing, leading up to writing their own diary entry and biography about Henry 'Box' Brown's incredible tale.

Read to Write. Locating and creating our own descriptive phrases from the model text.

Year 5 have analysed how Henry was feeling at different part of the story, capturing the language of Henry's thoughts and emotions.