Category Archives: Literacy

People Equal

To celebrate the recent National Poetry Day, David class have been studying the poem People Equal by James Berry. This poem explores mutual tolerance and respect for diversity. Through studying this poem the children have been questioning what the statement means “all people are equal” and this has enabled them to develop an understanding of community, personal identity and show sensitivity to others. The
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Reception Phonics Workshops

Thank you to all the parents that were able to attend the three workshops to support your child’s reading skills. Several parents have asked me how to find the information I shared at the sessions. Below is the link to the Ruth Miskin website which has all the parent videos I shared, along with others that may be of use as you go through
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World Book Day

Thank you to all those children and adults that took part in helping celebrate World Book Day 2018 this year. As always the children looked fantastic and there were some ingenious costumes this year. Some characters were very popular, Where’s Wally especially! I know how time consuming it can be to either find or make a costume for your children but the excitement, enthusiasm and
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Share a Book

‘Share a Book’ is a central theme of World Book Day this year and we are hosting two events where relatives can come in and share a book with their child. Today was the turn of the male role models. Thank you to all the familiy members that gave up their time this afternoon to come in. We have had an amazing turn out and the
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Literacy Week / World Book Day

From the 26th February to the 2nd March we will be having Literacy Week in school. As part of that week we will be taking part in World Book Day as well as lots of different activities. A focus for World Book Day this year is the importance of Sharing a Story, so during Literacy Week we will be hosting a couple of events
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Book Review: Bad Dad

Bad Dad is one of the best books I have read. Once you start to read it you won’t want to put it down. It’s incredibly funny because the author, David Williams, has good narrative speech. My favourite characters in this book are Frank, the son, Gilbert, the dad, Aunt Flip, Judith the church lady and Raj the shopkeeper. The hilarious story is about
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World Book Day

This year DBCPS is excited to be entering the World Book Day Award with a chance to win £5000 worth of books for our classrooms and library. To enter we need to create a display which shows that we are flying high with reading and will be judged by a team of judges including Sir Chris Hoy. More information can be found on the World Book
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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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