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River Primary School


In term 5, we will be twisting and turning through adventurous stories, which link to our topic of fairgrounds and rides! 


Our writing will be inspired by 'Leon and the Place Between' by Angela McAllister. 


Wanting to prove to his brothers and sister that magic really exists, Leon visits Abdul Kazam's circus. When he volunteers during the show, he is transported to a mysterious, exotic world, called the Place Between. This is a world alive with magic and filled with rabbits, playing cards, doves, coins and even a magician's assistant! Leon proves that anyone can go 'to the place that magic takes you' as long as you believe. 


Our guided reading text is 'The Boy who Swam with piranhas' by David Almond.


Stanley Potts lives at 69 Fish Quay Lane, where his uncle Ernie's canned fish business has gone mad! When Uncle Ernie’s obsession takes an unexpectedly cruel turn, Stan has no choice but to leave. As he journeys away from the life he’s always known, he meets the legendary Pancho Pirelli, the man who swims with piranhas. Will Stan be bold enough to dive in the churning waters himself and choose his own destiny?