Journey to Jo'burg
Our most recent book is Journey to Jo'burg. We have got to know Naledi and Tiro from reading the first few chapters, and we are about to find out what happens when they arrive in Jo'burg after their long, tiring journey. We have thought about reasons why they should travel to Jo'burg and reasons why they shouldn't. We have also written some wonderful diary entries, as if we were Naledi and Tiro, thinking about how it must have felt to travel all that way to try and find Mma and bring her back to their village.
Windrush Child by John Agard
During our poetry week, we studied John Agard's poem, Windrush Child. Between 1948 and 1971, people arrived in the UK from Caribbean countries travelling on the ship MV Empire Windrush. The people who travelled from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and other islands, are often referred to
as the Windrush generation. When they arrived in the UK, they found they were not as welcome as they had expected. John Agard's poem gives us a picture of the Caribbean surroundings that they came from. We noticed rhyming, personification, prepositions and repetition in his poem. We created our own Windrush poem with a twist! Our poems give an image of what it would have been like arriving in Britain post war time.
The Witches by Roald Dahl
Our first book this year, was The Witches. We published some fantastic pieces of work comparing different witches, writing a character description of the Grand High Witch. We remembered to include similes, compare and contrast conjunctions and our SPLAT words. We got to know exactly what to look for when spotting a witch...
Watch out for those gloves!