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Discussion in 'Primary' started by natalie28, Apr 1, 2012.
The Secret Garden - the old classic all about a secret grden
The Tunnel - Anthony Browne - Also links to adventure and mystery unit of work
The Secret of Platform 13 - Eva Ibbotson - fantasy environment setting but great for sparking the imagination about habitats and worlds. Very useful comparing to setting of HArry Potter, Chapter 1 I love!
Those are the few off the top of my head.
I've just used The Spiderwick Chronicles with Y2 the hidden world of faeries around us all
Stig of the Dump - but read it first, it's got some old fashioned stereo typing in it (and kids SMOKING!!).
The Borrowers spring to mind ...
I think Tom's Midnight Garden is quite tricky, especially for Y3. I used it with my more able Y4s last year and they struggled. I wish I'd left it until Y5. The Tunnel is great, though, as are Stig Of The Dump and The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe - great DVD too.
If you can get a copy, Rebecca's World by Terry Nation.
Thanks for all the ideas!!! I have got the tunnel and was wondering about The secret garden but wanted something a little more animals based maybe. Will have a look at all the others? Thanks so far!
I would have the second 'The Secret of Platform 13'. I'm half way through it with my year 3/4 class and they absolutely adore it. Plus it's all about a secret world, so quite a good link with your hidden world topic. It's got lots of fantastic vocab and description and is something most of the children of that age wouldn't be able to access on their own.