This week in Year 4, the children have used clues to discover what their new book will be this term. The first clue was a picture of the Jamaican flag, many of the children knew instantly which flag this, making their predictions much stronger! The next clue the children received was the year 1986. From this, the children knew it was set in the past. Their third clue was an gold Olympic medal from London 2012, making the children realise it was about an athlete. (At this point a whisper of Usain Bolt floated around the classroom). The next clue was the number 11 -the number of world championships Bolt has won. The penultimate clue was a running track and the children all became certain of their predictions. Finally, the children received the clue of a lightning bolt and the children cheered that they had managed to solve the clues!
We unwrapped the book to discover it was indeed a book all about Usain Bolt. The children are already heavily invested in the book and we’ve only read 3 chapters!