Our stimulus for writing this half term has been the wonderful story 'The Rhythm of the Rain' by Grahame Bake-Smith. From tiniest raindrop to deepest ocean, this beautifully illustrated book celebrates the water cycle and captures the remarkable movement of water across the earth. The children have been generating some brilliant vocabulary to describe the story settings as we followed the journey of a little boy Isaac's jar of water that he emptied into a pool. It raced the sparkling streams and tumbled over waterfalls, rushed through swollen rivers and eventually burst out into the vast open sea before it began its cycle all over again. Our learning culminated in the children writing in role as this jar of water to produce some lovely diary entries.
The texts we will be using this half term are Zeraffa Giraffa by Dianne Hofmeyr and The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo.