We’ve had a very busy book week!
Our new book area looks fab! Many thanks to all those parents who’ve helped and donated cushions and beanbags and especially Mrs Tilbury for pulling it all together. 😁
Our book this week was The Arrival by Shaun Tan. It tells the story of a refugee who tries to make a new life in a bewildering and confusing land. The pictures are brilliant and very atmospheric. We’ve loved reading the pictures and discussing the issues involved in the story. We’ve written poems and described what it might be like arriving in a new land. We also composed some music to go with one of the pictures.
We also enjoyed reading with Oak Class earlier on in the week.
The whole school story was an epic! Willow Class had to conclude the story and draw all the different threads together. Not an easy task after every class has added their bit! We were then joined by some Lavington students who helped us turn our section of the story into a comic strip.
The Book Week school meeting was confidently compered by Bethan and Thomas followed by School Council organising a second hand book sale.
Not connected with Book Week, but Monday afternoon was judging day for our Youth Speaks competition. Well done to Thomas, Harry, Oliver and William who were the winning group with their talk about the trenches. They go through to the final in Devizes next week.