Congratulations to our recent certificate winners! They have been using the Lexia reading App and this is helping a lot with developing reading skills. This week we have started a new reading program called Reading Plus, so hopefully we will be receiving more certificates in the future. Well done everyone!
Today, the children have been focusing on writing a list. We read the story The Toy’s Party and role-played making a disgusting cake.
We put in:
- Baked beans
- Tomato sauce
We then wrote a list of what we would put in our own cake.
Don’t forget that we are holding our Reading in Strange Places competition again this year.
Get out and about with a book then take a photo, print it off and bring it in after the holidays.
The competitive teachers are also looking for the strangest places over the holidays.
Just found this beautiful video made by the wonderful Miss O Reilly from reading week. It is so wonderful to hear their favourite parts from reading week.
Don’t forget that we are hosting a reading workshop for year 6 parents and pupils on Wednesday, March 22nd at 3:30pm – 4:30pm.
We sent a questionnaire home to see if any other year groups would be interested in an event like this. It’s not too late to reply!
St. Mary’s World Book Day
Today has been full of fun. Cruella Deville was in school and tried to turn a real dog into a coat! Luckily, the children were on hand to protect it! Don’t worry though as the dog is safe!
All of the children and staff paraded onto the stage to show off their costumes.
The day ended with all children receiving a special book to start off their Readathon.
We had to punish some of our teachers as they asked children to use pens on NO PEN DAY. As a punishment, they had to write and perform a poem on stage…
Mrs Trunchball was present to keep all of the children in check and she even made one teacher eat a huge chocolate cake! Guess who that was?
We started off Wednesday with an assembly to introduce the day. Today all of the classes were tasked to make a class book for our new library.
We are enjoying reading week so much that one child even reads while having breakfast at Take a Break!
Today was NO PEN DAY!
Each class worked hard today, they had to explore an author’s work and make a class performance. They then performed to the rest of the school.
Teachers were allowed to write but no-one else. The performances were fantastic and we will try very hard to get them on the website soon.
We kicked off Reading Week with Camille and the sunflowers by Laurence Anholt. Every class read the book at the same time and interpreted it in a different way.
Reception made phonic sunflowers.
Year 1 described Van Gogh’s life and described his artwork.
Year 2 made a book that included letters to Van Gogh from Camille.
Year 3 wrote sunflower acrostic poems.
Year 4 wrote a Van Gogh biography.
Year 5 wrote poems based on a sunflower.
Year 6 described Van Gogh’s art and wrote a letter from one character to another; exploring Van Gogh’s difficulties.
Our ‘DISPLAY IN A DAY!’
Tomorrow is NO PEN DAY, so watch this space to see what we get up to.