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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Did Jesus have enemies?

Last week, Years 3 and 4 began exploring the question, ‘Is forgiveness always possible?’ We came up with different scenarios which might require forgiving and discussed how we would feel if we were in the victim’s position, whether we could forgive and how hard it would be. This week we explored whether Jesus had enemies […]

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Storytelling in Year 3

We have used the brilliant book, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick to write engaging story openers. We chose the story The Seven Chairs and wrote the beginning of a story which would intrigue our readers and make them want to read on. We then snuggled down on beanbags, shared our writing and gave each other […]

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Take-down poetry in Year 3

We have got off to a fighting start (not literally!) to the half-term in Year 3. We finished writing our Muhammad Ali-inspired take-down poetry and battled with our partners to see who could perform their poem with the most attitude and expression. There were some fierce put-downs showing real creativity and imagination. The crowd were […]

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