Today we are going to be reading the first short story in our new book Where Magic Hides by Cat Weatherill.
Each short story is based in Wales. The first story is about a King in Wales who decides to hold a contest to pick an air to the throne.
The Welsh language has the most beautiful sound. The contest is based on who can speak the most beautiful language. The king is interested in the sound of the language.
Listen to me reading the story in the PowerPoint below.
We are going to be looking at Onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia is a word which sounds like what it means.
Click here to watch a short video: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z4mmn39/articles/z8t3g82
'Thud', 'crash', 'bang' and 'buzz' are all examples of Onomatopoeia. Can you think of any more?
I want you to think about the different sounds around your house.
Are there any sounds that you think the King would like?
Listen to and record (if possible) the different sounds around your house.
Use these sounds to create different sentences.
The tick tock of a clock.
The ding dong of a doorbell.
The drip drip of a tap.
Record yourself reading these out to the King.
Remember to use lots of expression and really emphasize the sounds with your voice.
You could be the next air to the throne!