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.
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.
Author Visit - Cat Weatherill
Cat is a performance storyteller and author. She visited us for the day and ran a number of workshops.
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!