Readers – Autumn 2 2019

A brilliant well done to our Green and Gold Readers for this half term. These children have handed in their reading record every week during the half term.

Reading is so important and should be done for at least 10 minutes every day. Any tips or advice, please see Miss Varley.

Remember reading records need to be handed in every Tuesday to Miss Varley.

  • 3-4 reads per week will get you a sticker
  • 5+ reads per week will get you a gold star sticker

Will you be a green or a gold reader for Spring 1 2020?

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!