Year 6 pupils have been reading ‘Running Wild’ by Michael Murpurgo.

Summary of Running Wild: For Will and his mother, going to Indonesia isn’t just a holiday. It’s an escape, a new start, a chance to put things behind them – things like the death of Will’s father. And to begin with, it seems to be just what they both needed. But then Oona, the elephant Will is riding on the beach, begins acting strangely, shying away from the sea. And that’s when the tsunami comes crashing in, and Oona begins to run. Except that when the tsunami is gone, Oona just keeps on running. With nothing on his back but a shirt and nothing to sustain him but a bottle of water, Will must learn to survive deep in the jungle. Luckily, though, he’s not completely alone… (Running Wild).

They have created some excellent Big Writes and even sent letters to Theresa May with regard to Illegal hunting. As part of this they have used critical thinking skills and keywords from the book to create a class dance. Have a look at the pictures and see if you can spot any of the key words. Watch the final performance at Falinge Park High School on Wednesday 4th from 5-7pm. (tickets available from Heybrook Primary School).

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