What a pleasure it was to welcome Coventry 21-23 Poet Laureate Emilie Lauren Jones to our school! She worked with the children on poetry slams, a fantastic oracy and culutral capital opportunity, focusing on the topic of 'Refuge' as a topic for performance poetry. Some of us will join the regional finals in April of this year- stay tuned!
M&M Productions - The Secret Garden
World Book Day 2023
It wouldn't be World Book Day without us showcasing our favourite book characters in the form of fancy dress! This was just part of our celebrations of the 26th annual World Book Day that saw a range of activities take place on the day, including the teachers spending time in different year groups to read a very special story time to each class and live interactive workshops with authors, including Alesha Dixon, Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler!
We have also been thrilled to have welcomed author Luke Temple to the school. Luke showcased his books to the class and organised workshops, culminating in a meet and greet with book signatures for the children. Following this, our World Book Day activities were concluded with a very special live performance of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's tale The Secret Garden. All of these events promote our love of reading and demonstrate that getting immersed in a world of fiction (and non-fiction too!) is paramount to a child enjoying their learning experiences at our school.
2023's National Storytelling Week
We have celebrated 2023's National Storytelling Week, keeping up our daily shared reading with the children in class, as well as sharing in assembly about the importance of storytelling in both delivery and listening.
KS2 were thrilled to be joined by bestselling children's author Tanya Landman, who joined us virtually to discuss how new book Midwinter Burning and take some questions from the children about her stories, her life and what it takes to be a successful author.