This week we enjoyed the story telling days launched by a visit from a storyteller.  The children were mesmerized by the retelling of traditional tales and Cinderella and the dragon.

The Masked Reader was an enormous hit, every day there were lots of discussions about the teachers’ teeth and eyes trying to identify the mysterious reader. Who could the banana, pineapple, strawberry and potato be?   ‘Take it off, take it off’ was chanted as the readers were revealed on Wednesday afternoon.  The ‘Story in the Jar’ jars were so imaginative and creative.  The judges had an extremely difficult task deciding the different winners.  Congratulations to all the children that took part, they were absolutely brilliant.

On Wednesday afternoon a calm transcended on Lyndhurst as bubbles gathered outside to listen to stories read to them by adults across the school.  They were really engaged and thoroughly enjoyed their time listening.

English lessons across the school this week were inspired by a story called Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers. This is a heartfelt and thought-provoking book trying to make sense of the world.  The children engage in reflections around some of the thoughts and feelings about our world and living on the planet.  In Year 3 the children were inspired to think about their happy place, their special person/pet.  Following this they wrote cards to these people and created a leaflet all about saving the planet!