This week has been Book Week at Southwark Park.
The school council have put together some of their highlights from the week.
Years 5 & 6 went into the Nursery and Reception classes to read with the children. They said that the children listened well and could answer all the questions they asked about the story after they it had been read. They we keen read more and to choose the books to read – one reader said that he read 5 books! Another said that the nursery and reception children were “Kind and nice to read with”. There are some photos of the children reading together here.
Year 5 and 6 focused on a story opening and a poem called Misery. Year 5 then wrote their own poems personifying feelings, changing Misery to happiness or other emotions. Year 6 read a story about happiness and then wrote their own stories. They felt it was “Good to write about something different”.
Year 3 read a story about the most beautiful flower. They then wrote a speech from the point of view of the king arguing that old people had to be banned from the kingdom. They commented on how they had to write a good opening and use persuasive language to make their argument.
They also had parents coming in to read to them; someone’s Dad came in to read Goldilocks in Vietnamese and a Mum came in and read The Very Hungry Caterpillar in arabic. Hearing well-known stories read in another language was “interesting” and “a bit odd”. The classes enjoyed the visits and would like to thank the parents.
Year 2 read The Wolf Story which is a retelling of Red Riding Hood from the point of view of the wolf and a range of non-fiction books had a story about nocturnal animals and how they catch their prey. They then wrote their own stories about nocturnal animals and illustrated them. They talked about owls, bats and wolves, both our reporters chose to write about bats.