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.
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.
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.
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.
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