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Cosmic Summary

It's one giant leap for all boy-kind in Frank Cottrell Boyce's out-of-this-world story: Cosmic. Liam is too big for his boots. And his football strip. And his school blazer. But being super-sized height-wise has its advantages: he's the only eleven-year-old to ever ride the G-force-defying Cosmic rollercoaster - or to be offered the chance to drive a Porsche. Long-legged Liam makes a giant leap for boy-kind by competing with a group of adults for the chance to go into space. Is Liam the best boy for the job? Sometimes being big isn't all about being a grown-up. This edition of Cosmic includes bonus material and discussion questions from Frank Cottrell Boyce, and illustrations by Steven Lenton.

This term in Year 5 we have been studying the text 'Cosmic' by Frank Cottrell-Boyce which linked very nicely to our Cornerstones Space theme, as it follows the adventures of a teenage boy who goes on an unplanned trip into Space! The children have really enjoyed the text and used it as a basis for most of their work in English lessons.

Through this text, the children have learnt about the use of Fronted adverbials, modal verbs and developed some terrific work in setting descriptions. Culminating in their 'long-write': writing a space adventure story of their own.

The children have really enjoyed exploring this magical story and then developing ideas for a mysterious world of their own which is entered through a magical portal. They have been text detectives, looking for clues and making inferences about characters in the book. We have also worked on using colons to add more information.
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