The Day the Crayons Quit!

3rd January 2017

In the last week of the Autumn term, Jubilee was taken over by a group of angry crayons when we dedicated a week's learning to one of our favourite books, The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers.  Each morning children were greeted at the school gates by disgruntled crayons with placards and flyers, stating their reasons for going on strike.  Assemblies were ambushed by different crayons each day who told their sob stories to the children and begged them for their help in promoting rights for crayons.  They also popped into classes to be interviewed by children and to help them with their writing.  The children threw themselves wholeheartedly into the project and produced some fantastic work:

 

Reception made posters to help Orange and Yellow become friends again, Year 1 incorporated the crayons story into their Maths, measuring overused crayons and doing surveys to find favourite colours, Year 2 created montages and wrote letters to the characters in the story, Year 3 developed their questioning skills when interviewing the crayons, Year 4 made posters to promote crayons' rights, Year 5 published newspaper articles on the week's events, Year 6 used Pink's story to discuss gender stereotypes.

 

The crayons left us very happy, feeling that their problems had been resolved.  We wish them well, wherever they may be!