Our English work over the past few weeks has been based on the lovely book Perfect, written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Cathy Fisher. So far we have explored the opening pages of the story, where a boy is looking forward to welcoming the swifts back to nest in the eaves of his house, as well as waiting for his new baby sister to arrive. He is excited about having a little sister to race, chase and scream with, just like the swifts who circle over the house. However, when the little sister finally arrives home from the hospital, it becomes clear that the little sister won't be able to race and chase. The children are now writing in role as the little boy, exploring his feelings about the little sister and his sadness and disappointment.
I have put up a display of our work so far on Perfect, made up of two short pieces of writing. On the swifts are alliterative poems, and in the speech bubbles the children have written about how the swifts feel when they return to their roosts in the UK. There are also some other books written by Nicola Davies and about birds and eggs.
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