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We started the new school year by exploring a beautiful picture book by Colin Thompson.



In this fantastical world there are castles in space, floating castles, castles in the sky and castles made of glass.



One of our favourite castles was Norah's Ark.... do you think it looks like a castle?

Can you spot any castle features?



We then looked at was Cosmos castle- an intergalactic space station full of robots and gadgets. We used our imaginations to write a setting description.



From Cosmos to Cosmic!


Liam is too big for his boots. And his football strip. And his school blazer. But being super-sized height-wise has its advantages: he's the only eleven-year-old to ever ride the G-force-defying Cosmic rollercoaster - or to be offered the chance to drive a Porsche. Long-legged Liam makes a giant leap for boy-kind by competing with a group of adults for the chance to go into space. Is Liam the best boy for the job? Sometimes being big isn't all about being a grown-up.


We have enjoyed reading Cosmic and following Liam's adventure into space. We have used the book to inspire different writing tasks. 

We have written in role as Liam trying to persuade his friend Florida to come on the once in a lifetime trip.

We have also written balanced arguments about which dad should accompany the children to space.



Our final piece of writing was a recount of the rocket launch into space.