Category Archives: Literacy

National Non-Fiction November

Tomorrow is the start of National Non-Fiction November and this year the theme is The World Around Us. Through their engagement with books, we hope that young readers will: be encouraged to look more closely at the world around them; develop their natural curiosity and want to find out more for themselves; expand their knowledge and build their expertise in topics of personal interest;
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Trick or Treat?

This half term, Anning Class have been studying The Twits by Roald Dahl. We have studied their tricks, created character profiles and storyboarded their different devious deeds. We then used our imagination to create profiles for our own characters. We then combined English and ICT and used IMovie to create some terrific trailers to introduce our characters and their devilish endeavours and then used
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World Book Day 2016

World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. World Book Day is a partnership of publishers, booksellers and interested parties who work together to promote books and reading for the personal enrichment and enjoyment of all. A main aim of World Book Day in the UK and
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Guide Dog Visit

Recently we’ve had very special visitors! It was Wyn – a guide dog and her trainers, Heather and Steve Keam. In the Grey RWI group we were reading a book called ‘A Job for Jordan’ about a guide dog and our teacher thought that it would be a good idea for us to actually meet one! The day before the visit we had prepared
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World Book Day 2015

On Thursday 5th March, the children of DBCPS dressed up for the annual World Book Day! We saw some amazing costumes and children being inventive with different book characters. Thank you to everyone for dressing up. In the afternoon, we invited parents to work with their children on different book related activities, as you can see it was a fantastic success with children and
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YOUR LIBRARY NEEDS YOU!

Are you a budding artist, or someone who has spare time that you would like to dedicate to the school? Well this could be a fantastic opportunity for you! We are looking at creating a large mural in the school library to showcase what a wonderful reading area it could be. If you are interested in leaving your mark at Dartford Bridge, please contact
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Mythical Maze

The summer is finally here which means that the Summer Reading Challenge has officially started. This year we are working with the local libraries to help you all read throughout the summer. Please visit your local library such as Temple Hill or Dartford and ask for a reading challenge booklet and start reading! It’s that simple! (Please note, your child would need a library
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Latest from D.E.A.R.

Drop Everything And Read! D.E.A.R. is in full flow now, taking place every week in Eagles! It’s an opportunity for the pupils to settle down, get comfy on the bean-bags and read their books (or eBooks in this case!). It’s a fantastic way for them to explore new books and read something that they may not have usually chosen.  We have books from authors such as James
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Theseus and the Minotaur

Theseus and the Minotaur (from the point of view of Theseus) By Sarod: I clenched the velvety wool, the labyrinth towering over me. I went in unwillingly… As I went in, my blood ran icy cold causing a tingle to bolt down my spine. I sauntered on surreptitiously. Above me was a moonless sky, weak bones crunched under my feet. The blood trickled down
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The Tiny Dragon – by Cameron

In Swans Class pupils were given the task of writing a short story about a character who wakes up one morning to discover a tiny dragon in their bedroom.  This is Cameron’s fantastic story. Ruby was sleeping soundlessly in her tiny, pink bedroom. Mist covered the garden. She woke up with a flash to find a smooth silver blur on her nose. As she
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