Reception – World Book Day

What a fantastic day we had! It was such a lovely day for all children and adults involved! We had a REAL author named Nancy come in to talk to us about her book! Marley in our class had some great questions for her in assembly, he was interested to know how Nancy’s ideas and […]

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y2 celebrate world book day

Year 2 had a fantastic day full of costumes, characters and lots of stories yesterday. We were all very excited to meet a real author, we did a book scavenger hunt and other book-related activities and had lovely time reading some of our favourite books with Year 6.

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World Book Day in Year 4

We’ve listened to a real-life author, read with Reception, taken part in a BBC Teach Live Lesson, devised and performed our own movie trailers and ‘Guess the book’ dramas based on familiar stories and thought about which book to choose when our book tokens arrive… phew! It’s been an action-packed day and a brilliant one.

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Author visit for World Book Day

St. Margaret’s had a special World Book Day visitor this morning – author, illustrator and actor Nancy Carroll who came to read to us from her soon-to-be-published book, Daisy Fitzpatrick and her Worries. Daisy Fitzpatrick has some things on her mind. Worries and anxieties that affect us all. Fear of the dark, being alone, heights, […]

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Poetry in Year 4

We spent the last couple of weeks of term focusing on poetry – listening to it, performing it, discussing it and, most importantly, enjoying it! Revelling in the fact that you can ‘bend the rules’ with poetry, which allows you more freedom of expression, we spent many a lesson coming up with fantastic ways to […]

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My Love is like a Red, Red Rose 🌹

Year 4 have been delving into poetry again this week and we spent yesterday listening to and reading the famous Robert Burns poem, My Love is like a Red, Red Rose. We listened to Eddi Readers’s beautiful sung rendition before reading the poem to each other, discussing what some of the unfamiliar language might mean […]

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Remarkable writing in Year 5

Year 5 have been modelling our writing on the portal story The Time Slip Scarab (ask them to tell it to you with the actions) to create our own stories of transportation. We’ve had characters going back in time to 70s music festivals, characters being zapped into space and characters being sucked into books. Each […]

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Suspense writing in Year 4

We are in the second week of writing suspense stories in Year 4 and took to the wildlife area to dramatise how we build tension in a story. Whilst some eager volunteers stood still, wearing a blindfold, others had to make them sense that they were not alone, using sound, presence or gentle touch. Our […]

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