Writer's Toolkits

We started our Writer's Toolkits this week with a focus on character names. Bob and Jeff are banned for the second year in a row! We ended up with a tournament between 8 carefully selected names, with the final being Oliver's submission 'Jonathan Thumpington' v Mckenzii's 'Amy Bottomworth'. The first vote was a draw, so we voted again - Mckenzii won by a single vote. She proudly gained the Oscar for Best Character Name. The Writer's Toolkits have blank pages this year, so we can be more creative in our presentation. We've also continued following Stanley's adventures in Holes, our class Reading Spine book. Stanley has just dug his first hole at Camp Green Lake and we have heard the backstory to his family's run of terrible luck. Our sketch books were being busily filled in with a Peter Thorpe introduction page; Lily has already studied his artwork at her previous school so she was a fantastic source of information. We've also started our Music for the term: Dancing in The Street by Martha and the Vandellas. It will be interesting to compare it to the Mick Jagger and David Bowie version and see which the Eagles prefer.

jack and queenie