We have enjoyed so many exciting events linked to World Book Day. Instead of just a day, we have enjoyed a week of book-related activities, which have included sharing favourite books, dressing as book characters and having a yummy book breakfast. It's not every day that the Very Hungry Caterpillar serves you your breakfast!
We have also been enjoying a range of reading and writing activities as part of our 'Loving Literacy' Day 10 unit. Everyone has enjoyed writing stories, book reviews and poems. We have also created elaborate settings and some amazing book characters of our own. We will be finishing this unit with our own '5oo Words' writing competition, and we are hoping that everyone will enter.
It has been exciting and fun - we all love Literacy at our school!
We have had a wonderful ‘Young Voices’ experience at the Genting Arena in Birmingham. Our Key Stage Two children learnt so many songs, and spent the afternoon rehearsing with 6,000 other children. In the evening, the parents arrived for a fabulous concert, and our children made us so proud with their effort, energy and enthusiasm.
Seth gave us a summary of the Young Voices experience…
“I liked how much everyone had fun and also how we sat next to other schools. We all sang lots of songs and my favourites were Pop Medley and ‘Name that Toon’. I also liked ‘Singing Together’ because it was all about sharing and singing with lots of other people and that is just what we did. I liked the acts, too. The beat boxers were amazing, and we could not believe they made all the sounds without any instruments. We enjoyed doing all the moves to the songs and I liked how Andy helped us in the rehearsal. The evening was joyful, exciting and EXCELLENT.”
We have completed our first term’s Day 10 unit to raise the profile of our school values, and we all feel proud of the work that we have done. Our creatures are displayed in the hall to remind us of our values in a very visual way. We have displays around school to encourage kindness and respect of all, and we all enjoyed the kindness tea party at the end of term. So many people have commented on what a lovely event this was, and all the adults were so well looked after by our older children.
We have also enjoyed the beautiful Advent Window throughout December and early January. This also confirmed our values, and we know that many people visited our window to open the little doors and share the messages of kindness and good will.