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Saturday, 4 October 2014 | 10.00am - 12.00 noon

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With only a couple of days notice for our class assembly we were delighted to see so many parents in the Rendall Room on Tuesday morning. Quickly the class changed into their Egyptian costumes and they clearly spoke their lines to Years 5 and 7 alongside their families. Mrs Wade would like to thank Mrs Vaughan for getting the costumes out of her loft for the weekend and also Mrs Thomas for helping to wrap Jonathan in his ‘mummies’ costume. She couldn’t have done it without them!... 

| September 20, 2011 | Drama, English, Year 3

The latest Big Write in Year 2 was called My Magic Finger, and with the usual parental  input the night before, together with mood lighting and background Mozart music, the results were a wonderfully mixed bag! Sebbie wrote:  I went to the park with Dad and Lucas and Ernie.  Lucas was rude.  I put my magic finger on  Lucas and then he turned into a dog.  Just like Ernie. Lucas was not rude again. Neve wrote:  When I was born something amazing happened to me.  I had a magic finger.  I can... 

Year 4 have embraced Book Day this year coming into school dressed as one of their favorite book characters. Congratulations go to Lucas Reynolds-Osborne and Liliana Pasquini from 4C and Hannah Doran and Louis Agranoff from 4W for being chosen as the year 4 winners from the school parade. All children involved have enjoyed dressing up and telling their teachers all about their book.  

| May 7, 2011 | English, Year 4

Charlie Blades so enjoyed the visit from the Herstmonceaux Observatory, that he went home and wrote a beautiful poem about his experience. Look Up The night time sky is poisoned with fire, Life to death to sorrow to hate is its life. It’s never ceasing always moving on. Never waiting. Never. Never stop. Or left behind. You will be alone despised. So don’t slow up don’t don’t! Charles Isaac Gammage Blades. Year 6  

Year 4 have jsut started a three week unit on poetry and to get us warmed up we wrote a list poem about what our dreams could be made of. Our Class List Poem An exciting clown dreams of juggling and getting first prize A lion dreams of beef and water A puppy dreams of bones and kittens A dog dreams of chasing cats A dog dreams of chicken and beef A rugby player dreams of scoring and tackling A guinea pig dreams of carrots A cat dreams of chasing some rats A panther dreams of fresh juicy meat A bayblade... 

| March 16, 2011 | English, Year 4

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...