Northern Lights by Philip Pullman is our Year 5/6 core text this term. Our children are loving using this quality, language-rich story of the young 'barbarian' Lyra Belacqua and her daemon Pantalaimon in their learning. In addition to enjoying story-telling from the text, we have used it as a basis for much of our fabulous writing this term, and for our new reading comprehension sessions too.
It would be most helpful if the children could have their own copy of the text to follow in class. We recommend that you let your child see the wonderful recent BBC adaptation of Northern Lights - His Dark Materials - too.
Mrs Allen & Mr Duncan