A game of exploration!

From his seat in the tiny aeroplane, Fred watches as the mysteries of the Amazon jungle pass by below him. He has always dreamed of becoming an explorer, of making history and of reading his name amongst the lists of great discoveries. If only he could land and look about him.

As the plane crashes into the canopy, Fred is suddenly left without a choice. He and the three other children may be alive, but the jungle is a vast, untamed place. With no hope of rescue, the chance of getting home feels impossibly small.

Except, it seems, someone has been there before them .

 

Year 6, linked to their topic of biomes around the world, have been reading 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell and have produced some amazing writing linked to the book.

To celebrate the end of the unit, they have been designing and making board games inspired by the characters and plot, including bonus moves for finding food and shelter (who knew pineapple was such a good thing!) and a reversal of luck for landing on the wrong squares.

 

Mr Hogan-Fleming said: "Thank you so much to Scotney for inviting me to play your games this morning. It was a real treat for me and I loved hearing more about The Explorer and all the characters. I am, however, convinced the dice were loaded as I kept going backwards! I now really want to read the book- it's obviously a really gripping story."

 

Well done Montrose and Scotney- what a fantastic way to finish the half-term.