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SMT Reading to Lower School

During their year group assemblies, Lower School enjoyed stories from Mrs Russo (Y3), Mr Symes (Y4) and Mrs Smith (Y5).

A message from Mrs Russo:

It was such a treat to have the time to read to the Y3s last week. To begin with I read them Jack Prelutsky’s poem on the problems with homework, which made them laugh. Then I read Michael Rosen’s Hampstead the Hamster. It is a long, short story but anyone who has ever had a pet or wanted a pet can related to this funny , quirky tale. The Y3s got comfy and listened for a good half hour. I loved doing the different voices and I loved seeing the Y3s just enjoying the words. Such a special time.

Mrs Smith read ‘Birthday Boy’ by David Baddiel and afterwards she talked with Year 5 about what they would wish for.

This is the story of Sam Green, who really, really, really loves birthdays. He loves the special breakfasts in bed. The presents. The themed parties. Blowing out the candles on his cake. Everything.

He is so excited about his 11th birthday, in fact, that he wishes it was his birthday every day.

So, at first, it’s quite exciting when his birthday happens again the next morning. And again. And again. And again…

But it’s not long before things start to go wrong. Soon, disaster strikes, threatening something Sam loves even more than birthdays. Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for…

(Review taken from www.waterstones.com)

Staff Readers

On the Lower and Upper School Library pages, we showcased lots of different staff readers throughout World Book Day itself. Mr Phillips recorded his in a video (see photo above) and Miss Cregg wrote hers in poetry form, as an ode to her favourite childhood book! You can see all of our wonderful Staff Reader entries on the Library’s Google Classroom pages.

“Revolting Rhymes” by Roald Dahl

When I was young,
There were lots of times,
I’d sit and read…
Revolting Rhymes!

They made me laugh,
They made me smile,
They made me giggle,
When all the while…

They took the stories,
We know so well,
And cast on them,
A special spell.

Little Red is rude,
But best friends with the pigs,
And Goldi’s on trial,
With those in white wigs,

No prince for Cinders,
But soap for Jack,
Go read them all,
Then read this back.

For then you’ll see,
Why the book is so great,
And you’ll want to share it
With your very best mate!”

Miss Cregg
Year 4 Form Tutor/Lower School Maths Co-ordinator