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Dickens, Gruel and a Whole Lot More

Special Awards Evening

On the evening of Thursday 11th February the school will be holding a special awards evening. The brainwave of  Mrs Cruddas, our Special Education and Disabilities Co-ordinator, it promises to be an evening of fun and celebration plus a few little treats created by Gillian, our school cook. SEN Governors, Mrs Wright and Mr. Ramsay have both been at the cutting edge of  arrangements.


Dickensian Themed World Book Day

This year we are celebrating World Book Day (3rd March) by having a Charles Dickens themed two days. On the 2nd March Bigfoot Arts Education will be coming into school to lead a Dickensian assembly for all our children from the Reception age to year 6 followed by 45 minute workshops. Years 1 to 3 will look at the wonderful and child friendly Oliver whilst 4, 5 and 6  will investigate the lives of the poor in Victorian London.


On World Book day itself, we are planning to follow this up by everyone dressing up in a Dickensian costume. Staff will act out characters (a Miss Havisham dress is already on its way for me!) and children will "visit" the characters to ask them questions. We think this will be the best ever World Book Day.


So it's time for mums and dads to get their creative thinking caps on to change their modern little ones into any character from a Dickensian novel.


Shakespeare Week-author visit

Author Christopher Lloyd will be launching Shakespeare Week in our school on Monday 14th March. His What On Earth? sticker and timeline books are simply amazing and will be here to buy on the day. Take a look at his work by clicking here. Chris has workshops for the whole school and these were highly recommended by Rose in Yr 3 and her mum who attended the workshop at a book festival.