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Harry Miller's Run

Harry Miller's Run

The children in Y5 have read the story ‘Harry Miller’s Run’ by David Almond.

The story is about a young boy, called Liam, who is about to take part in the Junior Great North Run and an old man called Harry, who ran all the way from Newcastle to South Shields when he was a boy. Harry shares his adventure with Liam.

As well as reading the story, the children learned about non-standard English and how different parts of the country have their own dialects. They used the ideas from the story to write their own narrative about an older person sharing a tale from his or her past with a child.

In their writing, they used a range of features including dialogue, non-standard English and hyperbole (exaggerated statements).

The children spent a long time planning, writing their stories and then producing a final copy for display in the classroom.