Year 4 have been exploring some of the emotive themes that we have found in our current class reading book of Edward Tulane. This tells the story of a china rabbit that passes though many different life situations, and the experiences that he learns along the way.
One such scene involves Edward hearing some homeless people talking about friends or family that are very special to them. We have used this theme as the inspiration for our own Year 4 literacy work. We asked the pupils to write a short piece, introducing someone who is special in their life, and then to explain in a descriptive manner why this is so.
We encouraged the pupils to add in a personal touch, and to give the reader an understanding as to how the special person has touched their lives. You can hear a short selection of these pieces of work being read out in the podcast below.