This week in English, the children have been working hard to improve their recount writing. The children were given a new checklist for their informal letters topic and were set the challenge of making these even better than their last piece. The children were so successful that we decided to have a sharing afternoon and the children read their work to the children on their tables. Well done Year 3!
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.
In Year 3 we have had some excellent reading activities which have been completed at home. We would like to share these with everyone! We have a comic created by Cody and puppets created by Maesie. We can’t wait to see other activities that children are going to create and complete.
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!
Year 1 children visited Bolden Environmental Centre on Friday 17th March. The children listened to the story Zog by Julia Donaldson and enjoyed activities to accompany. They toasted marshmallows on the camp fire, collected magic stars, played hide and seek and made fire dragons in the craft area of the classroom.
We all had lots of fun and it was a great end to our reading week.
Today Year 3 were able to make their own puppets. The children chose a book character they wanted to create and then made these wonderful puppets. They wanted to show you them all.
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?
Today we have had Mark Carton a children’s author in school. He worked with years 3, 4, 5 and 6. The children have been inspired and are now budding authors.
Year reception and year 2 went to find book characters at West Boldon Lodge.