The Fluffy Chick

With spring fast approaching, Nursery having been learning to retell the story of the Fluffy Chick. The author, Rod Campbell, also wrote Dear Zoo.

What a stunning story map!


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World Book Day at Robin Hood

We had a very wonderful World Book Day on Thursday 1st March.

Throughout the day, every class took part in lots of fun activities to celebrate this worldwide event.

Both children and staff came to school dressed as their favourite book characters, and their costumes were out of this world! It was so tricky choosing the ‘Best Costume’ winners. The winners of the ‘Best Costume’ each one a book, including classics like The Railway Children.

Nursery and Reception had Mrs Arabella the Storyteller visit them and they learned all about the traditional tale of Jack and the Beanstalk.

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As part of our Global Learning work, each class started the day sharing a book based on a Global Learning theme. From this, the class explored each theme through drama, art and writing tasks.

At lunchtime, the Librarians ran a Reading Cafe in the Library and invited children from Key Stage 2 to listen to stories being read aloud.

They also made ‘Books in Boxes’, boxes based on either the Global Learning book or a favourite novel. Each box included quotes from the book, objects and pictures associated with the book and opinions of events in the stories.

Finally, each teacher and class took part in the ‘Share a Story’ event, where they swapped classes and shared one of their favourite stories or poems. What an incredible day we had!


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Nursery have been learning to retell traditional tales. Recently, the Ladybirds and Butterflies have been learning to retell the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Each group has created their own map of the story. Here are some examples:

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What fantastic story maps Nursery!

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World Book Day Thursday 1st March

World Book Day is coming soon…


Watch this space

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Suspense Writing in Year 4

Year 4 have been learning to write Conquering the Monster tales this half term. Conquering the Monster tales often include suspense, so the children created a ‘Suspense Toolkit’ after analysing some suspense paragraphs from other stories.

Here is an example of some suspense writing from Year 4. Can identify the tools this writer used?


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500 words competition

Do you love writing?

Can you write a story in 500 words?

Why don’t you enter the Radio 2 competition.

Click here to find out more…

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A Special Delivery

Yesterday, we received a special delivery from Premier League Primary Stars…


A huge bag of poetry books! There are books by Michael Rosen, Julia Donaldson, Paul Cookson and many more.

We received this because we entered their poetry competition before Christmas. Very soon the competition winners will be announced. Keep your fingers crossed for us!

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