This term, Year 4 will be writing a suspense story of their own inspired by our class reading and comprehension text, Varjak Paw by SF Said. To deepen their understanding of the different settings in the novel, Year 4 participated in a Hook which brought to life the modern city and ancient Mesopotamia. On Tuesday 22nd January, Year 4 children walked into the classroom in shock. The room had been divided into the two different settings; tables were adorned with Mesopotamian fabrics and luscious fruits and walls were scattered with descriptive vocabulary and emotions to match. On the other side of the room, paw prints scaled the floor, with a cityscape, the British flag and plenty of coins to represent the development of coinage in the city. Needless to say, the children were instantly gripped. They orally rehearsed sentences to do with similarities and differences, took part in drama and embodied the two settings, imaging Varjak’s emotions and thoughts.