In English, year 5 are working on their descriptive writing using the book ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty. We have started off with character descriptions and today were imagining how the main character Jim would feel when Mr Spink, the landlord, comes to call for the rent money.

Sadly, Jim’s family had spent their last shilling on a warm meat pie so had no money to pay Mr Spink! Our photos show some drama where the children created a freeze frame of key moments from Mr Spink’s visit, in character as Jim, Rosie and Emily (Jim’s sisters), Jim’s mother (who was ill) and Mr Spink. The chapter ends up with the family being turned out onto the streets in the freezing winter.

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