In class we have been examining
the elements in stories. We have been looking at settings,
characters and events. 'Possum Magic' by Mem Fox is a modern day
Australian classic that is well loved by children. We innovated on
the text and created a story about a unicorn named Magic Wings. You
will need to read our story to complete the Kidspiration activity we
have submitted for this project. Put the settings (countries) in the
right order, and match the events (food eaten) to the countries. You
will need to click and drag the images to the correct positions. If
the children in your class know something of the different foods
eaten around the world, or even the history of food in other
countries (e.g. the Irish potato famine) then they might be able to
guess which food Magic Wings eats in each country before they read
the story. Happy Reading! From Year 1D
Once upon a time there
was a unicorn named Magic Wings. Magic Wings did indeed have magic
wings! With his magic wings he could fly around the world. Wherever
he went he made magical things happen for everyone he met.
One day Magic Wings lost
the magic from his wings. He couldn't fly anymore. His wings just
would not work. His unicorn family asked a fairy named Tinkerbell
Tinkerbell was a clever
fairy and she knew just how to help Magic Wings. She told him he
would have to fly around the world and eat the special food he could
find in five countries.
Magic Wings lived in
Australia. He had to start his journey there. Then he had to fly
around the world to four more countries on the way back to
Australia. Tinkerbell told Magic Wings that by the time he got back
to Australia the magic would be back in his wings. Then he would be
able to fly and make magical things happen again.
In Summer icy cold
ice-blocks are a favourite food of many people in Australia. Magic
Wings started his journey by eating an ice-block in Australia.
Then Tinkerbell gave
Magic Wings a colourful hot air balloon. First he used the balloon
to fly to China. In China he ate a fortune cookie. Magic Wings tried
his wings, but they would not flap.
From China, Magic Wings
flew in the hot air balloon across the Pacific Ocean to the United
States of America. In the USA he ate an apple pie. Magic Wings
flapped his wings, but he could not lift off the ground.
From the USA Magic Wings
flew in the hot air balloon across the Atlantic Ocean to Ireland. In
Ireland Magic Wings ate a potato with sour cream and cheese. Then
Magic Wings flapped his wings. He could lift off the ground but he
could not fly. He fell down.
From Ireland Magic Wings
flew in the hot air balloon across Europe to India. Magic Wings ate
a bowl of rice in India. He flapped his wings and he flew for a
short time but then he fell down again.
From India Magic Wings
flew in the hot air balloon across the Indian Ocean back to
Australia. When he landed in Australia Magic Wings got out of the
hot air balloon and tried his wings. He flapped and flapped his
wings and flew until he found Tinkerbell at the Fairy Ring. Magic
Wings said a big thank you to Tinkerbell.
Magic Wings flew home to
his unicorn family. They were so glad to see him home. They were so
excited to see him flying again! They knew he would once again be
able to fly around the world making magical things happen wherever
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