Once upon a time…

mrmccormack:

Mrs Sullivan, our Literacy Co-ordinator, has set the whole school a story writing challenge for homework.

I’m really looking forward to reading some of the entries.

Happy writing Heavers!

Originally posted on Jet Class 2014/15:

Your task this week is to write a 100- word mini winter story!

The only rules you have are:

  1. It must include something about winter! Snow, ice-skating, Christmas, penguins, holly, robins etc.
  2. It has to be no more than 100 words
  3. It must be a proper story with a beginning, middle and an end
  4. Be original! You could be inspired by other famous stories. You could do a funny version of a fairy tale but it must be written in your own words!

Here are some ideas to get your started:

Tell a story from another characters point of view, time travel, use a strange noise to inspire you, discover a fairy or other magic creature, rewrite your favourite fairy tale, myth or legend but give it an unexpected ending or even be inspired by history.

Example story

‘Shiver Me Timbers’

Whitebeard the snowman sailed the icy puddles, searching for…

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Story Week

Mr Reid:

I am looking forward to this week and cannot wait to see who will be the BFG!

Originally posted on Heavers Farm and Selsdon Primary school English Blog:

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This week at Heavers Farm and Selsdon Primary is Story Week!

All week, every class in the two schools will be looking at Roald Dahl books and getting truly immersed in the stories! There will be Art, Drama, Music, DT, Maths and of course plenty of English too!

Adults, keep an eye out for your children’s class blogs for updates all week and children, remember to tell your adults all about your learning in class!

Remember! To round off our week of Roald Dahl themed learning we will be asking you to dress up as your favourite Roald Dahl characters on FRIDAY! Heres a few pictures for inspiration!

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Ebola Virus – Advice for Schools from the Local Authority

The information below has been provided by the Local Authority for parents and guardians who have children that attend a Croydon school.

Advice for parents/guardians

Parents/guardians should not be unduly worried about the possibility of their children catching the Ebola Virus. You may wish to use the following key points from the Public Health England advice to reassure them:

The risk of Ebola arriving in the UK is low and to date there have been no cases of Ebola Virus Disease being contracted in the UK. Any person arriving in the UK having travelled from any Ebola affected countries will be screened. If they are free of symptoms they are not infectious so there should be no restrictions on their school attendance or normal activities.

It is not possible to catch Ebola from a person who is not showing signs of being infected. It can only be caught by direct contact with the blood or body fluids of a person who is ill with the disease.There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend school or their early years setting as normal. Further information on the Government’s response to the Ebola virus can be found on : 

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/ebola-virus-government-response