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EXPLORING ALCHEMY ISLAND!

Hazel Class have had a magical start to Year 5, exploring the mystical fantasy world of Alchemy Island!

Hazel Class have had a magical start to Year 5, exploring the mystical fantasy world of Alchemy Island! It's been a busy, but enjoyable week!

We started off our brand new topic with a cryptic riddle, left for us by the Chief Alchemist. In his basket, he had left behind a map of the island, along with a key which helped us identify what the map was showing.

 Since then, we have imagined different portals which could take us there, using ideas from our favourite stories and films. In groups, we then created soundtracks for our journey through the portal, using a range of musical instruments.

We have also used some (rather tricky) coordinates to identify the route which we will be taking as we venture across the island- this enabled to us to see where we would be 'visiting' along the way! 

Linking to this exciting fantasy island, we have then been learning about Shakespeare's famous play 'The Tempest', which was also set on a mysterious desert island. We read Prospero's soliloquy. discussed the meaning behind the language and then practised performing it aloud, using expression, volume and body language.

We are looking forward to writing our fantasy island setting descriptions later this week and then testing  and experimenting with samples taken from the island.

Hazel Class