This week we are continuing to study ‘The Tin Forest’. We have been writing in role and creating story maps to sequence events in the story. We are really enjoying exploring the plot, language and illustrations.
Our first unit is all about folk tales. We will be looking at the book 'The Tin Forest' by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson.
"There was once a wide, windswept place, near nowhere and close to forgotten that was filled with all the things that no one wanted." So begins Helen Ward's tale of the Tin Forest where an old man lives who tidies the rubbish and dreams of a better place. With faith, ingenuity and hard work, he transforms a junkyard into a wonderland in this poetic modern folk tale.
This week we looked at the story setting, we focused on the landscape seen in the illustrations and the description of the story setting. We imagined standing there, what would we see, hear, smell and touch? We wrote a piece of writing aiming to include wow words, adjectives and similes too. Wow, Mrs Kennerley has been very impressed with our super use of language and imaginative ideas!