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A Literary Leaf for Cosmic


KS: Upper KS2

Year Group: Year 5, Year 6

Literary Theme: Power vs. Principles

Author(s): Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Overview and Outcomes:

This is a 15 session Literary Leaf for Cosmic by Frank Cottrell-Boyce in which children begin by exploring the vocabulary used and as the book has short chapters (with some rather brilliant tiitles) they are immersed very quickly into the seemingly implausible plot. There are many opportunities to retireve information as well as infer, looking in particular at the character of Liam and how he acts when tasked with having to literally 'man up'.

Synopsis of Text:

We chose this book for a literary leaf as it appealed to our sense of 'I wonder what would happen if...' Liam is a boy that has always been known for being unusually tall for his age, which has occasionally been a blessing, but is mainly a curse. When the opportunity to accompany a classmate, Florida on a fieldtrip that is a little further away than the Lake District crops up, Liam takes the chance to be her father and realised that adulting is not as easy or fun as he might have previously believed.


Space, space-travel

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