February 2018. This year's English project was all about dragons! On Monday morning, class 1 found that a strange box had crash-landed in our flower bed.
We were told by the police that the box was safe to open, so during whole-school worship, we opened the box. It contained a strange, green egg.
The box had Chinese writing on it and a message in Chinese script inside, so class 3 (who are studying China) had the idea of using Google translate to work out what it said. Unbelievably, it only took them a few minutes to find out what two of the symbols meant: DRAGON and EGG! Class 2 assisted them, and together they worked out that the whole message read:
最高机密 TOP SECRET
龙蛋 DRAGON EGG
小心轻放 HANDLE WITH CARE
On Tuesday, we contacted a reptile expert and were excited to receive a video message from her, which answered our questions about reptiles and about our egg. What was it doing in Cumbria?
Mrs Corfield also received a letter from a famous museum in London, asking questions about the egg.
On Wednesday, Mrs Walsh reported that she had seen a fully grown adult dragon in the school playground! Was it looking for the egg? Amazingly, it was captured on the school's CCTV!
Later that morning, the dragon egg began to smoke - so much so that set off the school fire alarm! It was time for the egg to be moved to a secure location with some dragon experts before it hatched.
Footage was later found of a dragon flying over China. There haven't been any dragon sightings in Wiggonby since then. Phew!
A local newspaper was very interested in our dragon egg too! Look at this fantastic article that appeared in the Cumberland News.
February 2017. As a school we have been working on developing writing. We have been working with our cluster schools and taking part in a whole cluster project.
Mrs Walsh planned a week of writing linked to The Highway Man.
On Monday Morning a letter arrived in school! Mrs Corfield read the letter in assembly.
The whole school began investigations. Staff and visitors were interviewed to look for witnesses. Posters, crime reports, news reports, newspaper articles, wanted posters, recounts etc.. were completed throughout the week.
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