This week, we watched a short film clip called ‘The Way Back Home’ as a stimulus for our writing. The film is about a young boy who builds himself a rocket and goes into space. However, his rocket breaks down on a planet. He is then joined by an alien whose spaceship has also broken down. The boy parachutes down to Earth, collects his tools and climbs a huge ladder back up to the planet. He then successfully fixes both of the spaceships before the alien flies off. We asked children to imagine what the boy and the alien might have said to each other and they wrote dialogue between the two characters. After that, children wrote fabulous stories based on the film.