Year 1 students had a frightening visit from the Goblin King this week! In Connected Learning, students have been reading Imelda & The Goblin King, a book with similar themes to traditional fairy tales, which is Year 1’s big topic this term. The inhabitants of the enchanted wood in the story were having problems with a great big, nasty bully, and students discovered that the bully was in fact the Goblin King! Year 1 classes decided to help the fairies, so they worked collaboratively to write a letter inviting the Goblin King to Bangkok Patana School. They were surprised when he sent back a video response, denying that there was any problem with the fairies! Year 1 students used their question words, “who, what, when, where, and why”, to write questions to ask during his visit to the school.
When the Goblin King arrived at Bangkok Patana School, he told the students that they had to stand up and bow before they were allowed to speak to him. If the students forgot, he made them sit down again and would not answer their question. Year 1 students demonstrated their bravery by asking their questions and learning that the Goblin King does not like to share, doesn’t think it’s wrong to gobble up the fairies’ feasts and doesn’t see anything wrong with taking over as the leader of the fairies! Year 1 students will now reflect on their visit with the Goblin King and think of ways to teach him how to share and how to be kind to others.