The Reading Times for Christmas

Christmas TV 2018

Behind many good films, there’s often a great book.

This guide to films that are based on books on TV this Christmas gives a glimpse of the breadth of the human imagination in the stories that we tell: stories that comfort and inform us, that entertain and thrill us, that keep us on the edge of our seats or up late into the night as we read just one more page… stories that make us think about ourselves and others, and most often, about our place in our friendships, our families and society itself.

Our school library and your local library are wonderful places – places where you are surrounded by stories that can transport you to new worlds and different times, make you laugh out loud, scare you silly or even make you cry (if that’s what you want). Why not go along to your library and borrow a book for the holidays?

Happy viewing – and reading!

 

(with thanks to Mrs Smith, Librarian, Eckington School, Sheffield)

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Photographers compile favourite pictures

An intrepid group of children have been learning a variety of photography styles throughout the term.  From simple familiarisation with the camera features, to portrait and landscape shots, framing an image, filling a frame, focusing correctly, and finally picture editing, these children have compiled a snapshot of some of their favourite images below.  Well done to Kayley, Miranda, Aarav and Aryan for their perseverance this term.

There will be a new Photography Club starting in January.  If you are interested in joining, please see Mr. Suter as soon as possible.


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Tales of the riverbank

Prep V has been investigating rivers in Geography this half term, and last week we were studying erosion, transportation and deposition. This gave us an excellent excuse to play with sand and water (just like EYFS!)

Our geographical play enabled us to explore how water can wear away, transport and deposit materials, and we mimicked the river’s flow by dropping water from pipettes on to tilted pallets packed tightly with sand.

Gradually, the water wore away the sand, transporting it down river to create new land at what would be the river estuary near the sea.

We look forward to seeing real river features   next week during field work in Worsley Woods, when we explore Kempnough Brook. We have our wellingtons ready!

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New Prep Librarians

After considering the role a librarian plays, and the skills needed for the job, some of the Prep V pupils wrote letters of application for the post of Prep Librarian.  They explained why they were ideal candidates for the role and their commitment to making a difference. Their love of books and reading in general was evident, and five pupils are now officially Prep Librarians for 2018-2019.

Moaed, Anya, Mia, Nyla and Thea  have already started to make a difference.  They have each given up two lunchtimes to tidy the shelves and are ready and willing to support pupils in their choices of books. They have a wealth of ideas which they are keen to introduce into the library in 2019, so watch this space!

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KS2 Christmas Show photographs

Please find a gallery of photographs from this week’s fantastic KS2 show – enjoy!

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KS1 Christmas Show photographs

Please find a gallery of photographs from this week’s fantastic KS1 show – enjoy!

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EYFS Christmas Show photographs

Please find a gallery of photographs from this week’s fantastic EYFS show – enjoy!

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