World Book Day – Pyjamas and Books

World Book Day Activities

It would not be a World Book day without some fort of dressing up so this year we chose to come to school and read our books in our pyjamas. The children came in many varied outfits and looked splendid in assembly.

Local Author Suzan Moule

Local author Suzan Moule came to talk to and read with Early Years and KS1

We started the day with an assemble about the value of books and reading.

This was followed by small groups sharing the experience of’ Woody’s Park’ her children’s book based on the adventures of Woody the dog and his friends in the park.

Later in the morning Suzan talked to years 4,5 and 6 about ‘The Author’s writing journey’

Hopefully she will inspire some of our pupils to have a go at writing their own stories and who knows may become an author themselves one day.

Local Publisher Mr Richard Barker

Also during the day Mr Richard Barker, who works for a publishing firm came to talk about

‘The Life of a book’.

How does the original story go from a rough draft to a finished book?

Richard spent time with the KS2 classes explaining the process.

Many thanks to both our visitors for their support of our World Book day activities.

KS2 Harvest Assembly – 12th October

African Themed Harvest Assembly

Our Harvest Assembly theme has been looking at ‘Harvest in Africa’ and in particularly around the people and the famine.

The children have been writing poetry and creating art work around the theme.

Diamond class recited some of their poems and displayed art work with a sunset background.

Emerald and Sapphires work was based around animals. With artwork and poetry.

Amethyst continued with a similar theme of poetry and artwork.  Their was based around colourful clothing.

During the assembly the children sang some appropriate songs.

A pray was said by  Father Tom to close.

Many thanks to all of you who sent in gifts for our Harvest Assemblies.

Sapphire class news

The day the toys nearly quit!

Sapphire class have been looking at the story about “how the toys nearly quit”

In the text the toys write letters to their owners to say why they are going to quit being their toys.

The class have designed their own story books with pouches to put the letters.

Here are a few of their brilliant designs.

 

NSPCC fund raising – Amethyst and Sapphire

Activities to raise money for NSPCC

Amethyst and Sapphire joined the rest of the school today in sponsored event to raise money for the charity.

They had sponsored running, shooting basketball hoops and goal shooting.

Here are some photos of the children taking part.

Sapphire and Amethyst – Harry Potter

Learning about Harry Potter

Sapphire and Amethyst classes have been reading Harry Potter this term. They have all written their own version of the story changing some of the characters story lines.

This week they had the opportunity to read their stories to each other.

Sapphire – French Fashion Show

French Fashion Show 24th January

Year 5 had their long awaited French Fashion Show this morning. They did amazingly well, as it was quite daunting having to stand up in front of the rest of the class and speak French. Well done Year 5!

 

Under the Sea picnic

On Monday 17th July Year 5 ended their ‘under the sea’ topic with a picnic. A chef from the BBC helped us to prepare our food for lunch. We made fish and chips, rice salad, pasta salad, prawn cocktail, tuna salad, king prawn skewers and more! We also made and decorated cupcakes with a sea theme. We had a wonderful day and learned lots too.

Guitar talent

We were so impressed by the musical skills showcased at our guitar assembly this term. Herbie was brave enough to let us record him performing. Here is an extract of one of the songs he played. Amazing! Well done for all your hard work!

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Peter Pan IGNITE Day

On Friday 16th June, Year 5 ‘ignited’ their learning for their English topic of Peter Pan. We had a wonderful day. The children particularly enjoyed making mini tee-pees for the Lost Boys.

Visiting Author – Jack Trelawney

Jack Trelawney- Author Visit

On Monday 19th June, Key Stage 2 had a visit from Jack Trelawney- a published author. Jack spoke to the children about how he gets his ideas for his stories. Explaining that he mostly writes about things he knows about. He also likes using pictures to get his ideas. He read a few chapters of his story ‘The Crystal Pool’ which the children enjoyed.

After the assembly, the children followed up his visit in different ways. Year 6 did some drama which focussed on the made up creatures he spoke about and Year 4 wrote stories which included a creature they had made up themselves. The visit certainly inspired the children to write and be creative with their ideas.