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World Book Day March 2020

This year for World Book Day we decided to create a whole school story. In fact we created 2 stories, both with the same story beginning. The children in Reception started the story which was written in two different books. These were then passed through school and a class from each year group created the next page. The completed stories were read in a special assembly and the children voted for their favourite story. It was extremely close but there was a winner. Listen to the winning story, performed by the children in school, below.

3P Story 1.mp3

The children enjoyed lots of reading in many of our fabulous book areas, library dome and library bus.
Instead of dressing up as book characters the children came to school dressed as an adjective and took part in a vocabulary parade.

Some of the children in Reception

And the winners are...

Talk 4 Writing

At Stoneyholme we incorporate the Talk 4 Writing process into our English work. The children learn a story by heart and use props and drama to make sure they know the story really well. Then they map out the story and use that as a basis for changing the story into a new one. Firstly, they change parts of the story such as a character or setting then eventually move on to using the basic map to invent their own story. Older children create a toolkit of ideas, vocabulary and strategies from the learned story to incorporate into their own invented story.

These pictures show the Talk 4 Writing process on our Learning Walls and in the children's books.

Talk 4 Writing at Stoneyholme

February 2020

This week saw the launch of our fabulous Reading Bus. We invited award winning author Alan Durant who came to talk to the children about reading and then cut the ribbon to officially open the bus. 

Alan Durant with Mrs Davison ready to officially open our Reading Bus

The journey of our reading bus

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Inside the bus

We can't wait to start using our bus!
Some of the staff recorded their favourite stories for you to enjoy at home. Check out the "Curl up with a Story" section to listen to the stories.