News from the Library

TRIP TO SCHOOL LIBRARY SERVICE

In February pupils were given the opportunity to visit the School Library Service Headquarters in Willand. We all had a great time discovering a treasure trove of books and resources. To top it off we all had drink and biscuits at the end!

WORLD BOOK DAY FESTIVAL

To celebrate World Book Day this year, we marked the event with a 3 day festival. We started on World Book Day itself, Thursday 3rd March, with visiting artist Darrell Wakelam. As a whole school the pupils all contributed to four character portraits; Willy Wonka, Harry Potter, The Mad Hatter and Alice, and playwright, William Shakespeare. Made out of paper, card and a lot of masking tape the children made some fantastic art work with Darrell which they finished on Friday 4th March.

The celebrations didn’t stop there. On Monday 7th March all pupils and staff dressed up as book characters and followed a book themed curriculum for the day. We kicked the day off with a special assembly which was interrupted by Mr and Mrs Twit playing tricks on each other. Once they had stopped throwing worms, pupils and staff we given the opportunity to show everyone their costumes, which were very impressive.

For the rest of the day pupils enjoyed many literature activities. During English lessons the children shared their poetry and Macbeth monologues around our campfire, whilst they cooked bananas and brioche with chocolate. It was lovely to hear so many share their work with others.

At the end of the day, prizes were awarded to the best costumes. First prize for pupils went to The Hulk, Jamie and the runners up were Tamzin (Dorothy) and Hannah (Alice in Wonderland). The staff prize went to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Mrs Dugdale. The runners up were Mr and Mrs Twit.

To finish the day off, everyone received their free World Book Day books. A big thank you to WH Smiths Exeter who supplied our books, ensuring every child was able to enjoy a free book this year.

 

For pictures of the day, go to the March News section of this website.

100 YEARS OF ROALD DAHL

On Tuesday 13th September we celebrated the 100th birthday of author, Roald Dahl. To mark this event, pupils and staff dressed up as their favourite Dahl character or wore his favourite colour, yellow.

In the morning pupils were welcomed into school with music and staff dressed as Oompa Loompas. Also Boggis, Bunce and Bean patrolled the playground hunting and chasing Fantastic Mr Foxes. In English pupils made Mr and Mrs Twit’s Mud Cakes and quizzed their Roald Dahl knowledge. In Science pupils created George’s Marvellous Medicine, making lots of different smells. Mr Caschere got pupils inventing their own chocolate bar, and in Design and Technology the children made dream jars from the BFG.

In the afternoon, members of the local community came in to school to read to the children; Anne Akile from School Library Service, Joanne Cousins from Exeter Library, Lorraine Hopkinson from Book-Cycle, Lewis Bell and Leeanne Horner from Exeter Pride, Reggie Ascott from Devon and Somerset Fire Brigade and the Lord Mayor of Exeter, Cynthia Thompson. The afternoon was a big success. Pupils enjoyed listening to different readers and stories, and asking the Lord Mayor lots of questions about her role. Also the year 11’s served tasty FizzyLifting drinks and Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delights.