The Odyssey

As part of transition all children have been given a copy of Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’ and a Transition Reading Booklet. Children are expected to read a chapter and complete associated activities.  All children are expected to have engaged with six chapters over the summer holiday and are to bring the completed booklet in on their first day handing it to their form tutors. To support struggling readers, staff across the Trust have filmed videos of themselves reading a chapter. A link to the videos can be found below.

Enjoy reading the book and see you all in September.

Chapter 1 – Yearning for Home

Read by Mr Higgins

Chapter 2 – The Sea God’s One-eyed Son

Read by Ms Ash

Chapter 3 – The Brass Island and the Bag of Winds

Read by Miss Rothwell

Chapter 4 – The Pig-Woman

Read by Miss Bezer

Chapter 5 – Alive Among the Dead

Read by Mr Ford

Chapter 6 – Beauties and Beasties

Read by Miss Robinson

The Brian Clarke Church of England Academy is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity registered in England. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ. The website address is and the phone number 0161 785 5082.