Every year we take World Book Day and turn it in to book fortnight. It’s usually a two week long, whole-school event that aims to encourage reading a variety of different books. This year two dragon eggs have been found at our school and it’s given us a chance to look at stories featuring dragons. It turns out there are an awful lot of them. This is kind of the point. Loads of different types of books that can be enjoyed from EYFS to year 6, which is great for making comparisons and writing for a range of purposes.
Over the different classes, teachers used a range of dragon books to inspire, compare, contrast and enjoy, but we also read a different dragon book in a special assembly at the end of each day. This was an opportunity to enjoy some stories, but also lead to discussion around the evidence that dragon in the featured story may be the dragon that laid two eggs at our school.
Twitter was very helpful when it came to recommending dragon books and I made a list of all the suggestions.
Another fun thing we did was make use of X-ray goggles to make a fake news page about the dragon egg finding.
Then we found some massive footprints…
Next a few bits of dragon poo turned up which contained chicken bones to prove our dragon was a carnivore.
Finally, the dragon came back to collect its eggs and we were fortunate enough to get some footage of the moment it arrived…