Miss Watmough's English
On Monday, the children took part in a book tasting session. We set the classroom up as a 'Book Bistro' with tablecloths, place mats, candles, menus and most importantly, books. The children were lined up and sent to their reserved seat at their table. They then rotated around the tables 'tasting' the different genres of books on offer. These included: fiction, non-fiction, traditional tales/myths, poetry books and history texts. At each table, the children looked at and discussed the title, author, genre, what they liked about the book's front cover and blurb and why they thought it might be interesting. As part of our IALT - express opinions about books, the children then discussed which books they would like to read and why as well as what their favourite genre was. Some of the children liked the book because they like a particular author, some were enticed by the front covers and some enjoyed the books because of their genre e.g. they love learning about historical things!