Year 7 Class Readers
The Year 7 are reading a novel as part of their work towards Common Entrance.
Mr Williams’ Set and Mrs Roberts' Set: Michael Morpurgo's The War of Jenkins' Ear
Toby Jenkins hates going to boarding school. He gets called 'Jinks' and thinks he'll never make the top rugby team. But the. he meets Christopher who claims to have powers. Christopher promises Toby a miracle. When Toby goes fishing he crosses over to the other side even though he knows it belongs to the villagers. The village boys catch Toby and beat him up, injuring his ear. Thus, the war of Jenkins' ear begins with all-out sticks and stones battles. Will Christopher be able to provide a much-needed miracle?
Mrs Lindsay-Smith’s Set: Louis Sachar’s Holes
Stanley Yelnats' family has a history of bad luck going back generations, so he is not too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre. Nor is he very surprised when he is told that his daily labour at the camp is to dig a hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, and report anything that he finds in that hole. The warden claims that it is character building, but this is a lie and Stanley must dig up the truth. In this wonderfully inventive, compelling novel that is both serious and funny, Louis Sachar has created a masterpiece that will leave all readers amazed and delighted by the author's narrative flair and brilliantly handled plot.