For World Book Day, we looked at the wordless story Quest by Aaron Becker and verbally told our own story to go alongside the illustrations. Here is our version of the story:
Lily-Mae: The king is trying to scare them.
Quin: The king scared them.
Jessie: They make them scared.
Macorley: Make them jump.
Sophie: There’s an army coming
Oliver S: The knight is hitting the king
Oliver Y: A knight is trying to stab the king.
Harley: The knights are going to guard the king from the children.
Evie: They have a map.
Georgia: The king and them two have got a map.
Bella: The army trying to get the king
Rose: They try to lock the door…
Bella:…so they army couldn’t get the king.
Harley: They’re trying to find the king to get him back.
Oliver Y: There’s a magic door.
Georgia: They unlock the door and they went inside.
Eddie: The king’s gone away ‘cos they want him to stay safe and the bird has found something on the floor to give to the king.
Evie: They’re going inside.
Lily-Mae: They’re trying to get a key and open it to get inside.
Ethan: They found a island
Max: A castle
Harley: They saw little waterfalls and gone on the rocks.
Bella: There’s a lake. The lake has a waterfall.
Ben MH: The river is near the castle.
Oliver Y: It could be a moat
Bella: The armies getting the king on the boat.
Lily-Mae: They find the king.
Oliver Y: Underwater city
Ben A: There’s a city under water
Harley: They gone under water to see what’s under water and they’ve found some gold. They have masks on to breathe. If they don’t they won’t breathe.
Chase: A gold shell.
Evie: They found a ring
Jessica: It’s a shiny shell
Eddie: The map said there’s a glittery golden shell and they followed the map and found it.
Q: How are they getting underwater?
Eddie: By an octopus
Ethan: Octopuses legs
Oliver Y: It might be a ruin
Ethan: It’s broken
Evie: It’s going to break. You might fall into the water.
Harley: The bridge is so old it might break.
Ben A: The wood pieces are falling down…actually the bridge is falling down.
Macorley: Can’t go straight on ‘cos that way’s broke.
Jessica: There’s a shark in the water.
Q: Where are they going?
Macorley: They’re going adventure.
Question: How are the characters feeling?
Eddie: The girl is scared and the boy isn’t.
At the end of the book the children emerge back through the door wearing crowns and looking out onto a colourful world with a rainbow.
Oliver Y: They finally finished their destination.
Harley: They finally reached town.
Georgia: They found the trees
Lily-Mae: They saw a rainbow.
Karla: They are little kings.
Bella: The little boy is a little king and the little girl is a little queen.
Eddie: When they first started there was a dull world and raining and when they finished it was a colourful world.
We then worked in small groups to write our own sentence to end the story, used our construction equipment to build a better structure to get across the river (rather than the old rope bridge) and used our collage skills to create our own magical doorway.