Superstar Writer of the Week – Autumn 1 2019

A fabulous well done to all of our Superstar Writers of the Week for Autumn 1.

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Superstar Writers of the Week – Summer 2 2019

We are proud to announce that these superstars were our final winners of the Summer term. Well done to everyone who has won this award throughout the year. Keep up the hard work in Y3 with Mrs Weet!

Book Gifting

You might remember last week we went to visit a famous author called Caryl Hart. Click here to see our previous post.

Well we had a lovely surprise at the end of the week. A lady came into school to give us a book as a special treat for us to take home and keep as part of the SSELP Y2 Reading Festival. We were so excited and couldn’t wait to choose a book to read and keep forever!

Visiting an author

Today we were really lucky as we were able to go to another school to visit an author.

We have been reading the story ‘The Invincibles – The Beast of Bramble Woods’ written by Caryl Hart and illustrated by Sarah Warburton in class and today we walked down to Norfolk Park school to meet Caryl.

When we arrived at Norfolk Park school, we met Caryl and saw just a few of the books that she has written.

Before we got started, we learnt a poem by Eve Merriam called Toaster Time. Can you remember how it goes?

Tick tick tick tick tick tick tick!

Toast up a sandwich, quick quick quick!

Hamwich or jamwich, lick lick lick!

Tick tick tick tick tick tick — stop!

POP!

Can you remember the actions too?

Caryl told us a bit about her life and her childhood. Lots of her books are written about funny things or events that have happened to her in real life. Caryl told us that the character Nell was based on herself as a little girl and the character Freddie Spoon was based on her best friend growing up called Richard.

In ‘The Invincibles’ there is a map that looks a lot like Sheffield. Can you spot any familiar places on the map?

Caryl told us that she hadn’t always wanted to be an author and that it was only in the last 12 years that she decided that she would write books for a living. We were really lucky as she read another one of ‘The Invincibles’ book to us to listen to.

We had a fabulous time meeting Caryl today and it has inspired some of us to be authors when we grow up!

Miss Varley has ordered the other books in the series for us to read back at school. We can’t wait to read about what mischief Nell and Freddie Spoon get up to in the future!

World Book Day 2019

This week we celebrated World Book Day across school. Lots of children, and teachers too, got dressed up as their favourite characters and came to school for a day of reading and fun!

A big thank you to all of our parents and carers for putting in so much effort into everyone’s costumes! Everyone looked amazing!

We had to decorate our classroom door as our favourite book. At the minute, Pearl Class love reading stories by Roald Dahl so we decided to decorate our door with the first Roald Dahl story we read which was the Enormous Crocodile.

Everyone helped out with making our door entry and we had lots of fun creating the crocodile. We have also read other stories by Roald Dahl. They are The Giraffe, The Pelly and Me; The Twits and we are currently reading George’s Marvellous Medicine.

Do you have any recommendations for us about which story to read next?

Drop us a comment at the end of our post if you’d like to help us choose our next class story.

Next we had a walk around school to see everyone else’s doors and see which story they choose to decorate their door with. We were so impressed with everyone’s efforts – Well done everyone!

Which door is your favourite?

Next week, everyone will receive a £1 book token that they can spend on a special World Book Day book or use it towards a book when the Book Fair comes to school soon!