As part of World Book Day, Upper Primary incorporated the book James and the Giant Peach into our topic ‘Down at the Bottom of the Garden’.

As part of World Book Day, Upper Primary incorporated the book James and the Giant Peach into our topic ‘Down at the Bottom of the Garden’.

In the story James discovers an enormous enchanted peach at the bottom of his garden. After rolling into the sea inside the fruit, James, accompanied by a crew of friendly talking insects, sets sail for New York City.

In the story James discovers an enormous enchanted peach at the bottom of his garden. After rolling into the sea inside the fruit, James, accompanied by a crew of friendly talking insects, sets sail for New York City.

Upper primary have had lots of fun incorporated themes from the book into lessons. We have named and matched insects that have been found in peach containers, investigated the texture, taste and smell of peaches, created art linked to the different characters travelling within the peach, passed a giant peach (beach ball) around the room and some pupils even flew across the room in a decorated hoist peach hoist with seagulls pulling them along!

Lots of fun was had by all.