Reading workshop-Year 6

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!

Boldon Environmental Centre

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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.

Perfect Puppets

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.

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Reading Week- Friday

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?

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Reading Week- Thursday

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.


Reading Week- Wednesday

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!


Reading Week- Tuesday

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.

No Pen Day Performances!

Today in St. Mary’s there was a no pen day as part of our reading week! Year 3 were given the author Jill Murphy so we decided to use our acting and reading skills. We were able to perform the story of Peace at Last. We had a fantastic time and loved showing off to the rest of the school.IMG_1905 IMG_1906 IMG_1907 IMG_1908 IMG_1909 IMG_1910 IMG_1911 IMG_1912 IMG_1913 IMG_1914 IMG_1915 IMG_1930

Reading Week-Monday

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.



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Tomorrow is NO PEN DAY, so watch this space to see what we get up to.

We Went on Safari

This week is reading week which means that we are basing our learning in maths around a book too. We all read the story ‘We Went on Safari’ where we counted the animals. We then took part in our very own safari and created a tally to count the animals we found around the school. We all had great fun and made sure we stayed in our groups to be safe from the safari animals!

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