Book of the Month

‘Journey’ is a beautifully illustrated picture book about a girl who draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure, and danger abound. Red marker in hand, she creates a boat, a balloon, and a flying carpet that carry her on a spectacular journey toward an uncertain destiny. When she is captured by a sinister emperor, only an act of tremendous courage and kindness can set her free.

Challenge 1
Your challenge is to imagine yourself stepping through a red door. What do you see as you step into the ‘new’ location? Draw your scene using any media e.g. water colours, felt tips, colouring pencils or paint.

Challenge 2
Your challenge is to choose your method of transport and create the scene that you arrive in e.g. Outer Space with a red rocket or under the sea with a red whale. This can be 2D or 3D – perhaps use a shoebox to create the scene?

Happy crafting – we can’t wait to see where your imagination takes you!

We thank all children and parents who have enjoyed responding to the creative challenges linked to our March book ‘An Alphabet of Stories’ by Oliver Jeffers. We celebrated outcomes on Thursday 25th April in the Gallery at 3.30pm and in WOW Assembly on Friday 26th April. A special mention to Max in Year 5 and Anna in Year 4 who were awarded a special prize for going ‘above and beyond’ with their creativity and imagination.

Our ‘Book of the Month’ for February was ‘The Big Book of Birds’ by Yuval Zommer. We were overwhelmed by the response for the creative challenges – thank you to everyone who drew, sculpted, wove, folded or painted a bird, they were all amazing! A special Well Done to Megan B (Year 3) and Olivia (Year 6) who went above and beyond this month and made several things to bring in and show including a hand drawn ‘Small Book of Birds’ and a bird house!