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A Literary Leaf for How Does a Lighthouse Work?


KS: Lower KS2

Year Group: Year 4

Literary Theme: Darkness & Light

Author(s): Roman Belyaev

Overview and Outcomes:

This is a 12-session Literary Leaf for How Does a Lighthouse Work? by Roman Belyaev in which children use the text to make predictions, infer, retrieve and summarise whilst finding out more about the subject of lighthouses and engineering. 

Synopsis of Text:

We chose this book for a Literary Leaf as it a wonderful narrative non-fiction book with great illustrations and diagrams.

Have you ever wondered how a lighthouse works, what’s really inside them or why they’re painted in unusual patterns?  This beautifully illustrated book allows us to depart on an enchanting voyage with a group of school children to discover the answers to these questions along with other fascinating facts about lighthouses and how they work.

Links to Curriculum areas, other Literary Leaves and Planning Sequences:

Darkness and Light, Invention and Innovation (Y4 Literary Curriculum themes), Until I Met Dudley (Planning Sequence, Literary Curriculum Y4) 

Literary Leaves within the same Literary Theme

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