St Nicholas Church of EnglandPrimary Academy


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In English we are exploring ‘Writing to Inform’ texts including blogs, letters and journalistic writing. 

Our first text 'The Heart and the Bottle' is the stunning,  award-winning picture book star Oliver Jeffers which explores themes of love and loss in a life-affirming and uplifting tale.


'Once there was a girl whose life was filled with wonder at the world around her…
Then one day something happened that made the girl take her heart and put it in a safe place. However, after that it seemed that the world was emptier than before. But would she know how to get her heart back?

In this deeply moving story, Oliver Jeffers deals with the weighty themes of love and loss with an extraordinary lightness of touch and shows us, ultimately, that there is always hope'



We are planning to retell the story in first person, as a diary/blog entry, focusing particularly on the feelings and emotions of the main character.