Students in Year 5 have been writing their own storybooks. As a part of this process some students were given the opportunity to recreate the story (or part of a story) using modeling clay and animation techniques.
The first version of Milo and Tom is below.
In the next session the students will have a chance to add sound to the animation.
Some Year 6 & 7 students (a part of the Readers Cup) were also very fortunate to meet with him at lunchtime and sit in on a writing session.
Students shared their thoughts about the day on a padlet. Some of these are below.
“Tristan Bancks used past experiences to write stories.”
“Tristan Bancks was very funny and inspiring. He showed us many ways to develop our ideas for writing.”
“You are awesome and I am really excited about reading some of your books.”
“Mr Bancks is an incredible writer. Clever, funny and appealing to all.”
“I learnt how to be a better writer by practising a lot. Always put the main character in. I liked how he made funny stories and funny jokes. I will share his jokes and made up stories to my brother, Dad, Mum and friend in the street.”
“Tristan gave us tips to write a book. He showed us some of his books. Tristan told us how to plan a book. I liked it when he read us bits of his books.”