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Reading Meeting Presentation September 2018

Enrichment Activities 2018 - 2019

MJS Poetry Festival

Every year, in the Autumn Term, we hold the MJS Poetry festival - celebrating poetry and the spoken word in all its many forms.  The children read, write and perform many different kinds of poetry, both classic and modern. It gives teachers an opportunity to share their favourite poems too.

 

National Poetry Day - 4th October

As part of this festival, we celebrate National Poetry Day. This year's theme was 'Change'.We held a special assembly where each year group performed a poem that they had learnt off by heart.

 

Year 6 – A Poem for Black Saturday by Len Smith

 

Year 5 – Storm in a Rainforest

 

Year 4 – Cargoes by John Masefield

 

Year 3 – On the Ning, Nang, Nong by Spike Milligan

 

We were really impressed by the children's performances. Take a look for yourself!

 

https://melbourne.primarysite.media/playlist/national-poetry-day-2018

 

As part of day's celebrations, a poetry competition was launched, linking to the day's theme of 'Change'. We look forward to seeing the results!

Enrichment Activities 2017 - 2018

BIG READ Event 2018 - 26th February – 9th March

 

It's back and it's even bigger...

We had took part in many exciting activities to promote reading and celebrate books.  We hope that you enjoyed the fun!

 

Take a look below.

 

 

MJS Reading Relay - 6 hrs 25 mins!

Each class studied a picture book:

 

Aspen - Journey - Aaron Becker

Cedar - Clown - Quentin Blake

Rowan - A Walk in the Park and Voices in the Park - Anthony Browne

Beech - The Heart and the Bottle - Oliver Jeffers

Year 5 - Little Evie and the Wild Wood - Jackie Morris and Catherine Hyde

Pine - Leon and the Place Between - Graham Baker-Smith

Mulberry - How to Live Forever - Colin Thompson

Willow - Flotsam - David Wiesner

 

You can see the work produced in the library.

Lads 'n' Dads, Mums 'n' sons and Girls Get Reading Days - an opportunity to read with a special visitor

Author Visit - Cat Weatherill

 

Cat is a performance storyteller and author. She visited us for the day and ran a number of workshops.

Another visit from our favourite local author - Andy Cope and his dog Star

Another visit from our favourite local author - Andy Cope and his dog Star 1
Another visit from our favourite local author - Andy Cope and his dog Star 2

Competition Time

Competition Time 1
Competition Time 2

 

MJS Poetry Festival

Every year, in the Autumn Term, we hold the MJS Poetry festival - celebrating poetry and the spoken word in all its many forms.  The children read, write and perform many different kinds of poetry. It gives teachers an opportunity to share their favourite poems too.

 

National Poetry Day - 28th September

As part of this festival, we celebrate National Poetry Day. This year's theme was 'Freedom'.We held a special assembly where each year group performed a poem that they had learnt off by heart.

 

Year 6 – A Poem for Black Saturday by Len Smith

 

Year 5 – Night Mail by WH Auden

 

Year 4 – You’re Old Father William by Lewis Carroll

 

Year 3 – Tea with Aunty Mabel by Jeanne Willis

 

We were really impressed by the children's performances!

 

As part of day's celebrations, a poetry competition was launched, linking to the day's theme of 'Freedom'. We look forward to seeing the results!

 

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