World Book Day was a great success as we all shared our favourite books and listened to lots of new stories. In the Junior Room after hearing the story “Elmer’s Parade” we decided to make our own Elmer patchwork masks. It was so much fun.
In the Senior Room the pupils explored the different parts of a book; title, author, illustrator, spine, index, title, page, appendix, publisher etc. As each pupil and teacher had brought their favourite books in for the day we checked to see who had the oldest book by checking the printing date. One teacher had a very early edition of Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit. Both Mrs Sweeny and Sue have been in Beatrix Potter’s house in Cumbria. The drawings in her books are from the actual rooms and stairs inside her house and out in her vegetable garden.
The whole school spent the afternoon looking at the poetry of fantastic Michael Rosen. We love his videos where he tells the story of “Chocolate Cake”, “We are going on a Bear Hunt”, “Washing Up” and “Don’t”. The pupils in the Senior Room spent the next week practising their own interpretation of the poems and they designed their own posters for the poem “Washing Up”.