We learned about Chinese New Year. In Class Three we are Roosters and Dogs. Miss Bowkett is a rat (she is very clever as she won the race!) Mrs Sargant is a rooster. We asked the teachers what their Chinese animals are:
Mrs Butterworth is a dragon – Ellie
Jane the Cook is a goat. – Dylan
Mr Croser is a rat. – Poppy
Mrs Croft is a horse. – Kai E
Miss Parton is a pig. – Willow
Mrs Knipe is a horse. – Cody
Mrs Green is an ox. – Chelsea
Michelle the cook is a rooster. – Kai M
Mrs Johnson is a monkey. – Ramla
Mrs Hatfield is a snake. – Mackenzie
Mrs Rose is a goat – Archie
Mrs Franklin is a dog. – Leah
Mrs Jones is a snake. – Sam
Mr Baddhan is a rooster. – Emi
Miss Birmingham is a rabbit. – Josh
Coach Adam is a tiger. – Nathan
Mrs Lloyd is an ox. – Paige
Ms Warner is a pig. – Charlie
Miss Perry is a rabbit. – Brianna
Coach Steve is a rooster. – Aidan
Mrs Hallahan is a dragon. – Mya
Do you know what animal you are? Use the Chinese horoscope below to find out!
We worked as a big group with Miss Bowkett to write a poem about the forest.
This is our finished poem:
What could be in the forest?
Let’s have a look…
The trees, the dark, swaying trees, swishing side-to-side, battering the boy like a bat and ball.
The cow, the colossal, milky moo-cow, standing as still as a statue, staring at the confused boy.
The coat, the comfy but a bit girly coat, swinging side-to-side, ready to make the boy warm.
The boy, the confident but confused boy, meeting strange people on his way to Grandma’s cottage.
Now our forest adventure is over. Did you expect all of this to be in the forest?
After three weeks of thinking, drafting and editing, we wrote some brilliant first-person stories to retell Into the Forest, taking on the role of the boy. Some of us worked with Mr Baddhan to record ourselves reading our writing.