Year 3 and 4 are enjoying the new class novel: Queen of Darkness by Tony Bradman
This historical adventure story is set during the life of Queen Boudica and is really helping to bring our current history learning to life! Young Rhianna is relived when Queen Boudica takes in her and her sister when their parents die. But there’s a darkness in Boudica that’s waiting to be unleashed and the Romans will suffer for their crimes against her. Soon Rhianna witnesses much more than the kindness that Boudica has shown her and her sister. There’s a battle coming… and a terrible aftermath.
Help at home by asking your child about what they’ve read at school:
- What’s happened so far?
- What do you predict will happen in the end?
- Who is your favourite character? Why?
- Would you recommend this book to ______? Why / why not?
As always, when you’re having this conversation, don’t forget to talk in full sentences – this really helps with our oracy (speaking and listening) skills.