This week, we launched our new English text ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’. The book, by Phillip Pullman, is set in Indonesia and tells the story of a young girl’s journey to become a firework maker against her father’s will. Firstly, the children had to use the clues of a packet of sparklers and a toy elephant to try and guess what the story was about. Most children thought that it must be set in a circus, so were excited to find out that it was set in the Asian jungle and involved a talking elephant and a dangerous quest. As the children will be generating lots of vocabulary to describe fireworks in their writing, they were given the chance to make a firework of their own. Using toilet roll tubes, a balloon and lots of paper confetti, the children made fireworks that they could ‘set off’ at their tables. It was great to see them have so much fun and be excited to find out what will happen in the story.