Year 5 into Year 6 Bridging Unit - The Nowhere Emporium (RES246)


The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie

Themed around magic, mystery and much more, both the narrative and non-fiction units within this publication, interweave reading and writing skills from Year 5 and Year 6.

Children will be taken on a magical journey whilst reading Ross MacKenzie’s award-winning The Nowhere Emporium. Regular short and long writing opportunities are embedded throughout the sequence - with opportunities for further challenge and independent writing also signposted – whilst the final written outcome is an extended narrative based around the plot of The Nowhere Emporium.

This is followed by a non-fiction unit, flexibly themed around magic or the circus – it’s your choice! Following research, children will work towards producing a hybrid information text in the form of a magazine page. This includes a mini biography, a discussion text and a non-chronological report. The children could be finding out about the history of magic, researching a famous magician or discussing whether animals should be allowed to perform in a circus. Lots of interesting facts to find and discussions to have!

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Key words: english, reading, writing