We love to read!
We each chose one of our favourite books and wrote a book review about it. We then designed and decorated a book cover to go with it. Here we are reading our favourite books!
We have also been really enjoying The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson this term. The story begins a hundred years ago, in the Himalayan peaks of Nanvi Dar, where the daughter of an English earl, Lady Agatha, is kidnapped by a huge hairy monster. This hairy monster turns out to be a yeti. We really enjoyed learning about these mythical creatures. We all predicted that these big scary looking creatures would be very dangerous, however, we were very surprised to learn that they were actually very kind and gentle. We find out that the yetis were really in need of Agatha's help and the story takes us on a journey across many years and many countries.
Journey to Jo'Burg
Our second text this term was called Journey to Jo'burg. This was set in South Africa during the Apartheid. It was a really interesting story about two siblings, Naledi and Tiro, who made their way to Johannesburg to find their mother, who worked their as a maid. Their journey illustrates at every turn the grim realities of the Apartheid laws. In our reading we noticed lots of differences between our lives and Naledi and Tiro's life. We also read about the unfair and racist rules that were in place for black people.
We have been reading 'The Witches' by Roald Dahl. It is a very funny, and sometimes scary, story about witches who disguise themselves as lovely ladies. We have also been learning a bit about Roald Dahl's life. As well as this, a whole school illustration competition was held in September. It was based on characters from Roald Dahl books. Many of us in the class entered the competition and I was so impressed with all of the outstanding efforts.