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As Spring arrives and memories of winter start to fade, in Year 6 we have begun to dream about summer holidays and days by the beach. Just like the main character in our book this half term, days at the beach with family create happy memories.


The Giant's Necklace is a fascinating story written by the incredible award winning author, Michael Morpurgo, in which a girl and her family go on holiday but a tragic storyline occurs...




Cherry, the main character decides to make a giants necklace out of wire and shells and her aim is to reach the toaster. When she realizes she needs more shells the race is on as she only has one more day to complete it.  She remains behind on the beach when suddenly she realizes the tide is coming in. It’s a race to escape! Did Cherry escape in time? Did she finish her necklace? Why not ask your child to tell you what happens?


Whilst reading this compelling short story, our children will be looking at:

  • Predicting
  • Gathering information and inferring about a character to write a character description
  • Developing their understanding of metaphors and the effect of language
  • Appreciating poems and their literary effects
  • Using vivid vocabulary to create contrasting atmospheres
  • Clarifying the meaning of words and asking appropriate questions.



We hope you enjoy reading our stories with a flashback...