When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain.
Then, one Sunday afternoon, he stumbles into the old, ramshackle garage of his new home, and finds something magical. A strange creature - part owl, part angel, a being who needs Michael's help if he is to survive. With his new friend Mina, Michael nourishes Skellig back to health, while his baby sister languishes in the hospital.
But Skellig is far more than he at first appears, and as he helps Michael breathe life into his tiny sister, Michael's world changes for ever . . .
Year 6 will be reading 'Skellig' in Guided Reading this term. As we read, we will be discussing the various themes of the book, what we can learn from August and his friends about how to live our lives as good members of our community, and making inferences about all that we have read.
In our English lessons, we will be using this book to provide inspiration for our own writing: a setting description, culminating in the finding of a mysterious creature, and a newspaper report about an unusual discovery.
A list of grammar terminology can be found here: