Today we had a very special visitor in Class 4 – Tamsin Cooke, author of The Cat Burglar and the Stunt Double series.

The children had a fantastic time learning about how real authors plan and write their stories and Tamsin gave them some useful top tips…

1. Carry a notebook (everywhere!).
2. Have a great main character.
3. The main character needs to develop a problem.
4. Do lots of research.

The session also included some drama, ‘nahalawis’ and the children even decided that the main character of their story would get hit by human arrows, a giant, spike-covered boulder and pouncing jaguars! Thankfully, one of the jaguars soon turned friendly and let our brave character ride it to safety (along with his human sword).