KS: Lower KS2
Year Group: Year 3
Literary Theme: Overcoming Adversity
Author(s): Sydney Smith
A further adventure in the style of the author
15 sessions, 3 weeks
This is a three-week sequence for Small in the City by Sydney Smith.
I know what it's like to be small in the city...
Being small can be overwhelming in a city. People don't see you. The loud sounds of the sirens and cyclists can be scary. And the streets are so busy it can make your brain feel like there's too much stuff in it. But if you know where to find good hiding places, warm dryer vents that blow out hot steam that smells like summer, music to listen to or friends to say hi to, there can be comfort in the city, too.
We follow our little protagonist, who knows all about what its like to be small in the city, as he gives his best advice for surviving there. As we turn the pages, Sydney Smith's masterful storytelling allows us to glimpse exactly who this advice is for, leading us to a powerful, heart-rending realization...
Urban, loneliness, overcoming adversity