To launch our new text for English, the children examined some clues: a bone and tooth necklace, a flint spear head and an image of cave paintings. They predicted that the text related to the Stone Age, and they shared any facts they knew about this period. They then made their own Stone Age necklace using clay, and talked about which animals the teeth and bones could have belonged to. As more clues were revealed, they correctly predicted that it was a fiction text about a boy who travelled back in time to the Stone Age. Finally, the book was revealed to them: a story called Stone Age Boy. After reading the first few pages, the children have examined how language is used for effect, using a thesaurus to find synonyms for the word walked. The children can’t wait to find out what happens in the rest of the story.