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This half term, we will be reading the wonderful fantasy story 'The Tin Forest'. This is a book written by award winning author, Helen Ward and is exquisitely illustrated by Wayne Anderson. It is a touching tale about an old man living alone in the midst of environmental devastation.


"Every day he tried to clear away the garbage, sifting and sorting, burning and burying. And every night the old man dreamed."




The children will learn to write a narrative in role as a character, write an opinion of the setting and compare the story to others. Through drama they will expand their verb vocabulary by acting out the old man's daily toil...


As well as this, they will also learn how to:

  • use prepositional phrases,
  • adjectives for description,
  • retell a story,
  • share their opinions,
  • use verbs and adverbs.