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Years 3 and 4 had a fantastic talk by Shoo Rayner in the newly decorated theatre. He talked about his latest collection of books which he is launching in time for the Olympic Games and drew the main character from his set of books based on the boy, Axel Storm. He also read an extract from his book Death Valley which the children throughly enjoyed. As soon as the floor was open for discussion he was bombarded with questions about his many characters, writing, illustrating and his life in general.... 

I hope your children have already told you that we are hoping to produce a book comprising of pieces of writing from as many children as possible from Year 1 to Year 6, (published by Scholastic and available for parents to purchase at a very reasonable price!)  If your child has not already produced something for this book (for Pre-Prep children the theme is “Mothers” or “families”) it is not too late, and we hope the stories will be typed in Arial font, size 12.  

Mrs Hamead has proposed a wonderful literacy project (together with the publishers, Scholastic) and we are keen to be involved in the Pre-Prep.  We wish to encourage as many pupils as possible – particularly from Years 1 & 2 – to have their own writing published in a real book.  Our theme is to be ‘Mothers’ or ’Families’, as the book will be published in time for Mothers’ Day this year, and will be available to order at our Book Fair after half-term.  As an extra piece of... 

The day dawned and, with anticipation and some trepidation, Year 2 came to school ready for the first ‘Big Write’. Unusually the lights had been turned off, candles lit and Mozart was gently playing in the background. The children sat silently, picked up their new special pencils and stared at the special paper. Suddenly, as if by magic, ideas and stories flowed onto the paper without a sound. 45 minutes later, as the music faded to silence, the children were still writing and wanting... 

| January 17, 2011 | English, Year 2

Years 3 and 4 went to the theatre in Tunbridge Wells on 30 September. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselveswatching the performance of ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’. Year 4 have written reviews of the play and drawn the set which was based on George’s house on the farm. The special effects were tremendous with lots of audience participation from everyone. A great mornings entertainment.  

| October 14, 2010 | Drama, English, Year 3, Year 4

Mrs Passmore’s Year 1 have been writing particularly creatively this week about little boats floating away. Elliott wrote:  ‘My little boat floated away.  It saw a little island then it saw sharks and the weather was black.  It was about to rain.  It was a storm.  The storm was bad.  The boat wiggled and wiggled a lot then it saw a whirlpool.  It went round and round.  It was destroyed.’  

This week Year 2 has been learning about pirates; Nathan wrote on his wanted poster;  Wanted for piracy on the high seas Watch out for a dangerous slim pirate hiding in shadows. His name is Captain Goldmouth. He loves gold and he has a parrot on his shoulder. When his teeth fall out he keeps them because they are gold. He has a cutlace, a gold tricorn, a red leather coat and gold boots.   Gabriel also wrote a wonderful poem about pirates; Pirates just love their parrots In every single way. They... 

Year 5A English Inspired by reading the poetry that mother wrote in The Railway Children, 5A have been writing a poem to a special friend or a member of their family. My Dad Tries to be funny but really is not He likes chocolate He likes football And I love him a lot! Paddy Lean My Dad You’re always very jolly You always make me laugh You’re always such a wally When it comes to being daft! Thomas Granzelius My  Mother Dear my lovely mother You are kinder than any other I always have a kiss when... 

| April 19, 2010 | English, Year 5