We have been reading 'Space Tortoise' by Ross Montgomery in English as part of our stories from a fantasy setting unit.
A box was delivered to our classroom with lots of different objects in it:
a space atlas
We had to work out who might need these objects and what they would need them for. When we discovered they were for Space Tortoise we then made our own lists of what we would need to go to space.
We then read the story and began to think about what we would need to travel across if there was a rocket at the bottom of our school field. We innovated the story and changed parts of it.
We then made our own story maps and retold the story to our friends.
Here we are, taking time out, to read our stories to each other: