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A Literary Curriculum Planning Sequence for The Promise

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KS: LKS2 / UKS2, Upper KS2

Year Group: Year 6

Author(s): Nicola Davies

Main Outcomes:

Sequel and report

Overview and Outcomes:

Overview of text: On a mean street in a mean city, a thief tries to snatch an old woman's bag. But she finds she can't have it without promising something in return - to "plant them all". When it turns out the bag is full of acorns, the young thief embarks on a journey that changes her own life and the lives of others for generations to come. Inspired by the belief that a relationship with nature is essential to every human being, and that now, more than ever, we need to renew that relationship. Children will explore the language of the text in order to create a sequel using an synonym of ‘promise’. They will be encouraged to draw upon the figurative language in the book to embed within their own narratives about nature.

Synopsis of Text:

On a mean street in a mean city, a thief tries to snatch an old woman's bag. But she finds she can't have it without promising something in return - to "plant them all". When it turns out the bag is full of acorns, the young thief embarks on a journey that changes her own life and the lives of others for generations to come. Inspired by the belief that a relationship with nature is essential to every human being, and that now, more than ever, we need to renew that relationship, The Promise is the story of a magical discovery that will touch the heart and imagination of every reader, young and old. With poignant simplicity, honesty and lyricism, Nicola Davies evokes a powerful vision of a world where people and nature live in harmony. And Laura Carlin's delicate illustrations capture a young girl's journey from a harsh, urban reality to the beauty and vitality of a changed world.

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