Blueprints Middle Primary B Unit 3: Patch Parker - Son of a Convict

Blueprints Middle Primary B Unit 3: Patch Parker - Son of a Convict


Product Info


Age Group

Middle Primary





Reading Scheme Name

Rigby Blueprints

Patch Parker's mother was a British convict transported to New South Wales. Life in the new colony was difficult for her and Patch. There was little food and relations with the local people were not always good. Patch did make friends with an Aboriginal boy called Tommera. Find out how Patch and Tommera's friendship developed in difficult times.

Blueprints is a series that provides a variety of graded texts to meet the  different learning levels within your classroom.  With a colourful and eye-catching design, students are provided with a firm scaffold of learning experiences to support discovery learning, and the 

development of higher order thinking skills. 

Features and Benefits:

  • Provides a comprehensive series where literacy skills are developed sequentially through explicit teaching.

  • Emphasises reading for learning and poses issues that affect children today.

  • Provides a scaffold for children to understand and investigate those issues.

  • Connects student learning to the real world and encourages them to contemplate what's happening in their daily lives.

  • Integrated enquiry units support an enquiry-based learning approach.