Year 5 started their new English unit about biographies, by thinking about interesting and humours events in their own lives. They worked on a personal (but not too personal) story and developed it before performing it to a partner or small groups. Some children felt confident enough to stand with a microphone and entertain us with their tale as part of a Story SLAM competition. They had to tell their true story without notes in an engaging way. They did exceptionally well! The winners had us gripped with a story of a family escape room experience, a tale of an accidental trip on a closed motorway, and of a wrestling match – child versus Christmas tree.