We met an author

Post date: Oct 8, 2017 4:53:48 PM

We had a wonderful day meeting Simon James- author of 'Sally and the Limpet' and 'Dear Greenpeace.' Simon spoke to us about how he forms his ideas, how those single ideas join together and then how they weave their way into his stories. We were all very inspired by the way he spoke to and engaged with our class, especially when we found out that he had written his first story aged 7 about an International Space Station for ants!

In Forest School we made lovely natural faces using materials we found around our base camp and we made towers by carefully balancing rocks and branches.

We continued our investigation into the strength of different shapes including triangles, circles and squares. Most groups decided that triangles were strongest and used this to design bridges that could hold stacks of books.

Next week we will visit the zoo, continue to look at poetry in English and discuss the results of our mouldy science experiment!