Henry's Freedom Box
As well as our reading we have also been using the text to write our own diary entries. Henry was a slave, his wife and children were sold and so he vowed to escape and eventually ended up in Washington DC. Our diary entries discuss his journey. Aren't they brilliant!?
For poetry week, we have been lucky enough to explore the poem 'Windrush Child' by John Agard. You can listen to him here:
We investigated the history of the poem and why it was written, as well as the language use and how we could develop it. We took a selection of imagery from the poem and generated similes and metaphors that we could use within our own writing. We decided to publish our work and create water colour washes for our poems to be published on. Check out our photos below!
The BFG is back!
Alongside our reading lessons we have also been using the book for our writing. Using pictures, we have begun to develop our vocabulary so that we can describe the BFG and Sophie. We then built this up to show what they were doing and how they were doing it. We finished our writing unit on the story by retelling it and publishing our versions in our extended writing books. Well done Year 3!