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Love of Reading Week 09.01.14

We have had a fantastic start to the term with our 'Love of Reading' Week. On Monday, we began the day by meeting together to share the ROAR reading challenge poems that the children had read and written out during the holidays. Thank you for your support with this. The children also had the opportunity to share books with other children from across the school which allowed for lots of co-operative and communicative learning, as well as developing our reading skills. We were due to have a visit from the Library Service, but unfortunately, this was prevented by the floods. However, they have kindly re-scheduled this for next Tuesday afternoon.
Our book character day on Tuesday was a great success, with again, many thanks for sorting out so many wonderful costumes. We had a big 'Show and Tell' in the hall together and then focused on some character description and book review activities.
On Wednesday it was great to welcome back our regular storyteller, Chris Connaughton, who enthralled us with tales of Sheherazade and Sinbad the Sailor. The children were very excited and joined in enthusiastically with the audience participation opportunities! Chris then set us some language activities to develop the children's story telling skills, which we shared in a final get-together at the end of the day.
Today (Thursday), has been our Authors Day, and Trendle Class have been thinking about the life and writing of Roald Dahl. We have done our research using the official website www.roalddahl.com/ and then made some information sheets to record what we have found out. This will prove invaluable in our future learning next half-term when we will focus in greater depth on one of his popular books.
Next week we begin our new topic learning about 'Super Structures', with a Forest School Learning Capture lined up for Thursday.
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