Our second book of this half term was the famous book 'Frankenstein' by Mary Shelley.
For our wow opening, the children decorated the classroom and made Victor's lab. This was great fun and allowed the children to think about the story and its' characters independently and make the story come to life.
Here are some photos of the day.
Once we had read chapter 5, we took on the role of the monster that Victor had created, lost and alone in an unfamiliar forest. We imagined our room was a forest and labelled up objects and creatures that could be seen or heard.
After carefully sequencing the events in chapter 5, we wrote some 1st person recounts in the form of diary entries.
Here are some of those examples for you to read - if you dare!
After reading the text, we had altered our views of the Monster. Some of us felt sorry for him and blamed Victor, whereas some in the class felt the Monster should be punished for his crimes.
We wrote a persuasive argument, depending who we thought was to blame and then set up court in class, where Mr Robins became the judge and jury and had the final decision.
Having listened to all the arguments that were given, Mr Robins could not make the decision as both side of the debate brought extremely persuasive arguments to the table.
Below are some examples of those arguments and images from a very heated session in class - sorry, court!