On Saturday 24th January Yr. 6 went to see a screening of War Horse at Folkestone Cinema. This was the culmination to an extensive project on the works of Michael Morpurgo. As part of this project the children have read several of Michael Morpurgo’s books and studied his writing.
They have ‘magpied’ several ideas from his writing and have used these within their own work. As a class Yr.6 have read and studied the book version of War Horse, several children also got the opportunity to attend the stage show last year. This enabled the children to compare and contrast the book, film and play versions of the story. As an added, unexpected bonus there was a historian at the cinema who had been involved in both the setting of the film and was in the film itself!