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Year 5/6 have recently been studying the book Skellig by David Almond. After reading the opening few chapters, in which Michael explores his creepy garage and discovers a strange creature lurking in the shadows, we were inspired to write our own versions.

We carefully examined the techniques that Almond used to create a bleak atmosphere in the chapter, and had a go at replicating it ourselves, in a short chapter in which a different character finds something equally unexpected at the back of a garage…

Next, we’ll be having a go at writing a diary from Michael’s point of view, doing our best to stay in character!

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