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.

Children In Need Book Sale

Book Sale

Many thanks to all those who donated books to our Children In Need Book Sale.

It was lovely to see the older children sharing books with Nursery and Reception.

We’ll let you know the total when it been counted.

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.

Amethyst- Share their stories with Ruby class

Sharing Stories

After an exciting trip to the dell this morning, Year 6 returned to the nursery class to read their stories to the children.

It was a pleasure to watch them share their own work and the story books with the younger children.

Well done to you all.

Ruby Class – Bear Hunt in the Dell

We’re going on a Bear hunt!

This morning Ruby class went to the dell to experience retelling the story with a twist.

Mrs Lawes had prepared some tyres filled with grass, water, mud, cottonwool and sticks to represent the actions in the book.

As you can see they walked through the tyres bare footed with help from Amethyst class, who encouraged Ruby class to carry on.

Then came the alternative Bear Hunt. Miss Smith was the first to try! We had baked beans, shaving foam, porridge mixed with water, hay and finished with cold cooked spaghetti.

Some of Ruby class were keen, some had a go with help from Year 6.

Then we let the Year 6 try it for themselves.

Many thanks to Amethyst class for their encouragement and help with the younger children.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Amethyst Class news

Spiderwick’s Chronicles

In the autumn we looked at the Spiderwick’s Chronicles and produced our own book. The class produced some wonderful writing backed up with some beautiful watercolour illustrations.

This term the children have been looking at e-safety and added to our

Well being wall display.

This half term we have been reading The Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Our end piece of work has been based around “What if..Voldermort was good, Harry was a girl etc. ”

The children have produced some very imaginative writing.

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.

 

French information and new resource: Linguascope

Dear Parents

I’m pleased to announce that as a school we now have access to a wonderful language resource called Linguascope which I’m beginning to use in school.

If you would like your child to access this resource at home to consolidate their language learning please contact me for website and login details for the Linguascope website.

Year 3 topics

All about me, age, months of the year, birthdays, colours, pets, classroom instructions, numbers 1-20, school equipment

Year 4 topics

Autumn term- Where we live, describing houses, bedrooms, in town, at a café

Year 5 topics

Autumn term – Clothes and revision of colours, time, daily routine, household chores

Year 6 topics

Autumn term – Coastal features, research of French coastlines, activities at the coast, describe a coastal holiday in the past tense

Mrs Rhodes