Gold Class have started a major new literacy project that aims to help make our school based reading and writing more relevant to our own lives. We want to try and make the children see how works of fiction can be tied in with our own experiences, and then creating some fictional stories out of ideas that we can relate to. We started this exercise off by asking the children to write an account of their half term break. We wanted them to think about what they did over the short break, and then to try and describe this in as much detail as possible. We then held a class discussion to see how events in our own lives can them become part of a fictional tale. You can listen to some of the Gold Class ideas being read out in the podcast below.