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The Wreck of the Zanzibar by Michael Morpurgo

Our writing this term is inspired by our class text: 'The Wreck of the Zanzibar', written by world-renowned author Michael Morpurgo. We will be writing texts such as diary entries, setting descriptions and a persuasive letter to Laura (the main character in the book) to persuade her either to save an injured turtle washed up the beach and return it to the sea, or to inform her family so that they can use the turtle for food because Laura and her family lost their precious cows during the aftermath of a terrible storm that ravaged the island. What will she decide to do - save her family or the helpless turtle? The children are all very excited to find out!

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Picture 3 Leatherback Sea Turtle

Here are the writing targets that we are working towards achieving by the end of Year 5: