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The Leopard in the Golden Cage

This English seven-week scheme of work has been centred around ‘The Leopard in the Golden Cage’ by Julia Edwards. It is a fantastically engaging text which tells the story of young Joe, who mysteriously time travels back to Roman Britain when he visits the ruins of a Roman Palace! Here, he forms a strong friendship with Lucy – a daughter from an important Roman family who lived in the Palace during Roman times. With Joe travelling back and forth, without control, the story unfolds containing many twists and turns! 

Many grammar objectives are also covered throughout the scheme, which have been designed to engage the children as they develop their understanding. These objectives include adverbs or manner and time, fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases, time and cause conjunctions and using and punctuating direct speech.

The Tin Forest by Helen Ward & Wayne Anderson