Pinpoint English Whole Class Reading Y6: Boy in the Tower

Pinpoint is a new series of activities and resources created to provide you with highly focused resources for specific needs in English.




  • 64 page teaching guide, A4 size
  • Flexible bank of activities, enough for 30 lessons 
  • Curriculum-linked activities for all areas of English using the context of the novel (writing, reading, comprehension, spelling & grammar, spoken language)
  • Vocabulary builders and cross curricular activities using themes from the text
  • Includes Photocopy Masters to support the activities
  • Introduces contemporary themes that today’s children can relate to
  • Saves teachers time searching for engaging activities to use across the curriculum, linked to the stimulus text
  • Ideas for differentiation included to help tailor activities to children’s needs

Pinpoint Whole Class Reading is a new series of teaching guides providing flexible and creative lessons for classic modern children’s books.

This book provides 30 starter, main and plenary activities for teaching Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen in Year 6 / P7. These can be used interchangeably over a half term or over a longer period. Activities use three levels where appropriate, showing how the content can be adapted for children who need more support or challenge.  

Boy in the Tower is a moving story about a boy living in a tower block with his mother, who is suffering the after effects of trauma. It introduces children to the genre of science fiction and raises themes of courage and compassion, science and nature, and parental illness.

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Product details

Production date:August 2019