In KS1, we’ve continued with more earthly topics as food, transport and places around where we live. The students have been doing a variety of activities, ranging from designing and describing the places around their own town to describing how they would use different forms of transport to go to different places and the food they would eat once they get there.
In KS2, the concepts have been more abstract with students having to put themselves in the shoes of a traveler going to a different city on a train to a place they’ve only heard of, following the stories of our characters in the book. They’ve met the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll and have seen the explosion of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii. Some of them have even been sent back to the Amazon rainforest to conduct interviews with various tribal chieftains they’ve encountered there.
It’s been very exciting with the students giving it their all and constantly challenging themselves to try new things and taking a risk. Just like their favourite characters in the stories that accompany us through the chapters of learning.
By Jay Lee