As part of our Christmas theatre trip to see The Wind in the Willows at the Sherman Theatre we have been invited by the theatre company to help transform the foyer into a portrait gallery.
The children in all the junior classes were set the challenge to create a gallery of fictitious relatives of the star of the show, Toad of Toad Hall.
They could come up with any famous figure, singer, actor, politician or inventor. Their only challenge was to use a pun to make them sound like they are related to the famous amphibian Toad.
Here are some of their imaginative portraits. The portraits will be on display at the theatre in Cathays over the festive period.
Children in Class 5 are developing their storytelling skills by focussing first on telling the story before going on to write their own version. This Talk for Writing style was developed by Pie Corbett and supported by Julia Strong, is based on the principles of how children learn. It enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally before reading and analysing it and then writing their own version.
We have chosen the tale of the Lion and The Mouse to improve our storytelling skills. We have been looking at the language used in the text, finding adjectives and nouns, and thinking of even better ones to use in our own versions. Here are some of our ideas, wordbanks and bubblemaps which we will use to create our own stories.