Friday 26th November 2021

This week we have started our new book in Literacy: The Night of the Gargoyles. We found out that a gargoyle is: “a grotesque carved face or figure projecting from the gutter of a building, typically acting as a spout to carry water clear of a wall”. We began by reading the book through and discussing our reactions to it. We then moved on to exploring how this story creates a dark and tense atmosphere. We also found the book uses many interesting word choices, such as: “pockmarked, mottled and bloodless”.

For writing practice, we then had a go at writing some descriptive sentences about the gargoyles, using expanded noun phrases and relative clauses to add details. Here are some great examples from Charlie and Lily.

Night of the Gargoyles: Bunting, Eve, Wiesner, David:  9780395968871: Books