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The end of Ember! it’s time to move on...

Our story came to a naturalist end. We were looking at the actual building of Ember; where it could go, did we need an underground water supply, were any caves big enough... ultimately, it just wasn’t as much fun as actually ‘living’ there 😕. So, we decided to move on...

Having a look at how the original city was to be made up. Who should be chosen?What skills should they have? Was this fair to the rest of humanity? Was there just the one city to be created?
We tried writing our own adverts...
We needed doctors, teachers...
Electricians, builders... you name it!
We wondered how big the store rooms might need to be as an aside! We had lots of tin cans. In school at harvest time so we did some measuring. We made a cube about a meter cubed and estimated how many cans would fit inside.
We tried working out how many cans would fit in a meter square first!
As we have taken our ideas about as far as we can for now (we have been having a think about where to put the city and whether it should be in a naturally occurring cave or a man made one) but now we are taking a break from this story. We will continue to read the book and and there is growing pressure to watch the film!
We have tried some Ember art work by imagining what the street lamps might reveal about the city.
We also had a go at deciphering the instructions - it certainly wasn’t easy!
During the story, Lina and Doon (the main characters!) escape during the ‘singing ceremony’. The words to the song are never given in full in the book so we had a go at writing our own. When Mrs Butler next has her guitar in, we’ll try and record it...
You’ll have to twist your neck to read this one! While investigating possible caves that were big enough to stick an entire city in, we tried some report writing. This one was scribed by me, but all the ideas came from the children.