We have been learning about dragons in our English lessons for the Spring term. Our class read is 'How to Train Your Dragon' by Cressida Cowell.
We have also been looking at other books to inspire us. Listen to the reading of 'Tell me a Dragon' by Jackie Morris. Use the template provided to draw your own dragon and label it with descriptions of its appearance, personality, habitat and diet.
Watch the video from a bonus feature of the 'How to Train Your Dragon' film. It gives the statistics of different types of dragons. It can inspire you with ideas to write your own dragon guide. Use the writing frame below.
Here are some good examples of dragon guides written by different children during lessons.
We have been looking at dragons from different cultures and focusing on the Chinese dragon. Chinese New Year begins on the 1st of February this year. 2022 is the year of the tiger. We have looked at 'The Race of the Animals' which is a traditional story explaining about the animal zodiac. Read the story from the Powerpoint and look at the zodiac wheel to find out which animal you are.
We have been doing our own research about Chinese New Year in school. Follow the link to the Topmarks website and make notes on facts you discover. Find out why Chinese New Year is celebrated on different dates each year and learn about the many customs and traditions. Complete the reading comprehension below.
Write your own explanation text about how Chinese New Year is celebrated. Use the writing frame below and don't forget to include some pictures to make it eye-catching.