Storytelling with Robin Simpson

This week is National Story Telling Week and to celebrate the children in 3M were lucky enough to meet Robin Simpson this morning and listen to his interactive storytelling of the Greek myth Theseus and the Minotaur. The children joined in with songs and completed a poetry task! Well done 3M your behaviour was outstanding!!!

National Storytelling Week is fantastic annual event. It is a joyful celebration of the power of sharing stories. Stories teach us about the world, they allow us to step into someone else’s shoes and feel empathy, they help us to relax and escape and they can help develop essential literacy skills.

Year 1S – Making Gingerbread Men

Year 1 are starting to learn about reading and writing instructions in our English lessons. So, yesterday we went to the kitchen and followed a set of instructions on how to make a Gingerbread Man. The children were amazing at pouring, mixing, kneading, rolling and cutting to create their biscuits. The children really enjoyed decorating them and they made sure they ate their Gingerbread Man before he RAN AWAY!

Shakespeare Workshop!

Year 6T were lucky enough to attend a workshop at Manchester Central Library last week, based around the famous Shakespearian play ‘Macbeth’. We read a 400-year-old book of all Shakespeare’s plays (without touching it!) and then listened to the story of Macbeth. We designed our own characters from the story and then made figurines of them! We used our figurines to help us in our reading lessons back at school. On our way out of the library, we noticed the stained glass window, which showcased some of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies, tragedies and histories!

War Horse

Year 6 are loving their first class text of the year: War Horse by Michael Morpurgo. These children did a brilliant job of sequencing the story so far. We wonder what will happen to Joey now that Captain Nicholls is gone? Will Albert join the war effort? We can’t wait to read on and find out!

A Special Visitor!

Yesterday year 1 witnessed something spectacular. They saw a real life alien called Beegu and her spaceship! The poor creature seemed very confused, but luckily the teachers were on hand to help fix her spaceship. As a way of saying thankyou she also left the year 1 children a very special book to read in their class.

The Summer Reading Challenge

This Summer why not get involved in the Summer Reading Challenge. This morning Alison from Abraham Moss Library came to talk to the children about the new Summer Reading Challenge ‘Ready Set Read’.

It is fun, free and a great way to get your child reading! Once your child has read 6 books they will receive a medal, a certificate and be entered into a competition to win £100 worth of toy vouchers. There are also a number of free activities that your child can take part in over the Summer holidays at Avenue Library.

We really hope that everyone will get involved. Happy Reading!

Pyjamarama Day Winners

Congratulations to the following children who are our Pyjamarama Day competition winners. Children in years 1, 2 and 3 were asked to design a bookmark and pupils in years 4, 5 and 6 had to design a new library. The entries were outstanding and very creative. Well done to everyone who entered!

Pyjamarama Day

Last Thursday we celebrated Pyjamarama Day in school. The children came into school in their pyjamas, read outside in the forest, completed a reading challenge, entered a book and library competition and completed lots of other book related activities. Their favourite part was drinking hot chocolate and eating biscuits! Everyone had a great day!