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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

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.

Creative Context Day - Frankenstein

As we read the opening of the story, we began to imagine what Victor's lab would have been like. Using our knowledge from the book and our own lab in class, we wrote some setting descriptions. Here are a few examples of our work.

Setting Description Examples

As we got further into the book, we took on the role of Victor and the torment he must have been going through. We therefore decided we should write a letter as Victor to inform the police of our decision to help in their investigations. Here are 3 examples of those letters, pleading with the police to help, even though we feared the events that had occurred were our own doing.

A Letter from Victor

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!

The Monster's Tale

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!

Persuasive Arguments


Mary Shelley's Frankenstein