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Literacy Faculty

HELLO AND WELCOME TO THE LITERACY PAGE

Mrs Murphy

Literacy Faculty Leader

Year 5 Teacher

 

Meet the Reading Champions/ Literacy Ambassadors

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Meet the librarians for 2017-2018

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Congratulations to the winners of the National Handwriting Competition. We are very proud of you both.

Congratulations to the winners of the National Handwriting Competition.  We are very proud of you both. 1

Crazy Creatures Writing Competition

 

Year four children entered a writing competition in March 2017. They had to write a short story (100 words) about a crazy creature. The stories were very creative! Well done year four! 

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NATIONAL SCHOOLS' HANDWRITING COMPETITION

This week, all children at Emmaus submitted a piece of handwriting into the National Handwriting Competition.  Judging will take place in April and prize winners will be notified on the 24th. Good luck everyone.

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BOOK WEEK

Nov 2016

 

During the week, each year group have been very busy reading stories from around the world.  This has given the children the opportunity to experience a world outside of their own and bring it into the classroom. They have also learnt to appreciate a culture that they may not have even considered.

Children from Nursery through to Year 6 enjoyed reading books such as Handa’s Surprise, Tiger Child, Anansi and the Spider, Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, Journey to Jo’burg and Holes.

On Tuesday, we welcomed Ghanaian storyteller Miso’shi into school.  The children enjoyed her exciting drama, storytelling and drumming assembly and workshops.

 

GHANAIAN STORYTELLER MISO'SHI

CLASS ACTIVITIES BASED ON 'STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD'

Classroom activities based on Journey to Jo'Burg Year 5

BOOK FAIR

'STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD' DISPLAY

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BOOK WEEK IN EYFS

Please click the link below to see how we celebrated Book Week in Reception and Nursery...

Pupil Voice

MEET THE LIBRARIANS

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YEAR 5 CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF ROALD DAHL

 

New Reading Books for our Home Reading Scheme

Here are just a selection of the 600 books that have been ordered for our home reading scheme.  A big thank you to 'Friends of Emmaus' who contributed greatly to the cost of the books. Children will be able to enjoy reading them for homework in September.

 

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YEAR 4 & 5 BOOK CLUB

Year 4 information

Monday (dates below) 3.15 - 4.15 in Miss Williams' (4W) classroom.

Dates:

Monday 13th June

Monday 20th June

Monday 27th June

Monday 4th July

Monday 11th July

Monday 18th July

 

Year 5 Information

Monday (dates below) 3.15 - 4.15 in Mrs Murphy's (5M) classroom.

Monday 13th June

Thursday 30th June

Monday 4th July

Monday 11th July

Monday 18th July

The children will be reading 'The World's Worst Children' by David Walliams. We will be reading one short story each week and then the children will be participating in art, drama and craft activities. Your child is very welcome to bring their own copy of the book with them to book club. I know that lots of children have already purchased a copy.

 

The 11th Worst Child - Competition

During the book club sessions, the year 4/5 children will be preparing drawings and a short piece of writing in order to create the 11th worst child.

To submit the children's entries, please copy and paste the link below into your browser. Each child (with parent/ guardian supervision) will need to individually submit their entry. The winner will have their creation illustrated by the brilliant illustrator Tony Ross.

http://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/create-the-11th-worlds-worst-child/

Alternatively, if your child is arty, they could create a drawing of themselves. Copy and paste the link into your browser.

http://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/wwc-weekend-drawing-competition/

Children should be collected from the school entrance at the end of the club.

Photographs of the children will follow.

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BOOK WEEK 2016

 

 

During the week, each year group have been very busy delving deeply into an author's life and body of work.  Children from Nursery through to Year 6 have enjoyed reading books by successful authors such as Oliver Jeffers, Kes Grey, David Walliams, Frank Cottrell Boyce and Shaun Tan.

On Tuesday we welcomed visiting author David Webb.  The children were inspired by his story telling assembly and author talk and the Key Stage 2 children enjoyed his exciting writing workshops.

 

 

The Book Fair was once again a great success and we raised valuable money for new school books in the process.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our families who have supported us with this, our Friends of Emmaus who have helped to staff the Book Fair and the children themselves for their enthusiasm throughout the week.

Our families have played a huge part in making this years Book Week a great success.  On Tuesday and Wednesday we welcomed Nursery and Reception parents into school for story telling sessions with the librarian.  On Thursday we opened our doors and invited Infant parents to read with us.

WE WELCOMED INFANT PARENTS INTO SCHOOL TO READ WITH THEIR CHILDREN

'AUTHOR STUDY' ACTIVTIES IN CLASS

AUTHOR STUDY DISPLAYS

PUPIL VOICE

Read about 5Ms Book Week experiences

WRITING DISPLAYS AROUND THE SCHOOL

Writing Displays

MEET THE LIBRARIANS

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MEET THE READING CHAMPIONS

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Reading Champions

Our Reading Champions are a team of children from each year group who show a keen interest in books. Once every half term, the ‘Champions’ meet with Mrs Murphy,the Literacy leader, to talk about books for their age range (taken from the BookTrusts best 100 list). Their role is to make other readers around the school aware of a wider range of new and exciting or best loved authors.They might make posters, write book reviews, take part in buddy reading with younger pupils or help to create stimulating reading displays in the school library.

CLICK ON THE BOOK REVIEW LINK TO READ SOME AMAZING REVIEWS AND SEE POSTERS THAT HAVE BEEN DESIGNED TO RECOMMMEND BOOKS.

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