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POLITE The last day of term in Friday the 20th December the first day back of the term is Monday 6th January. ......................All afterschool clubs EXCEPT drama club will be finishing this week. - Karate - Has now finished for 2019 ..........First class of the year: THURSDAY 9th Jan................INSET days for this academic year are - 13th December 2019, 20th January 2020 and 20th July 2020....... please do not park on the zig zag lines, you put your/our children at risk when you do this...........We are continuing our name and shame campaign, 'zig-zag' parkers registration numbers will be shown on this scrolling banner; we need to keep the children safe............thanks for your support in advance...........The following have put our children at risk this week......
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Able writers meed David Gatward

On Monday, seven of us from Year 5 and 6 were invited to an able writers’ workshop at a local school. The workshop was led by a children’s author called David Gatward, who writes horror books.

David gave us lots of activities to make our minds more creative and he also gave us some original ideas to help with planning. First, we used nine story cubes and tried to make our own stories using only the pictures on the cubes. Next, David put a doll in front of us and we needed to think of some adjectives to describe the doll. We thought the doll was disembodied, disturbing and sinister! Then we made a story about the doll. In the afternoon, we drew characters on our hands. We wrote a story about the character with each sentence starting with the next letter of the alphabet. Some of this found this activity quite tricky, but one of us got all the way to x!!!

 

To find out more about David Gatward and his books follow this link to his website

 

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