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Half Term Literacy Fun!

As half term is only a week or so away, Mrs Harvey has decided to share some fantastic attractions with a literacy focus which you and your children may enjoy …

1. Forest Fun:

If you are a fan of Julia Donaldson stories (and I can think of quite a few children to whom this applies …) you might like to be adventurous, put on your woolly hat, warm coat and wellies and join Superworm and friends on their brand-new forest adventure!

Click on the link below to find and follow the new Superworm trail and see what amazing facts you can discover about the small but mighty creatures in the much-loved Superworm story.


2. Little Angel Theatre:

Alternatively, you might like a trip to the theatre. I can highly recommend the puppetry of Islington’s hidden gem of a theatre, The Little Angel Theatre. The Little Angel Theatre has two fantastic shows
running over February half term – Handa’s Surprise and The Singing Mermaid.

Handa’s Surprise is perfect for two to five-year-olds and is based on Eileen Browne’s best-selling book. Audiences travel to Kenya to follow Handa on her journey to take her best friend some delicious fruit, encountering some mischievous animals along the way. See this magical production of Little Angel Studios from 9 February to 16 April.

Next up is The Singing Mermaid from 25 February until 24 April. This show for three to eight-year-olds brings to life Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ hugely popular story. Will the singing mermaid escape the wicked circus master and return to the freedom of the sea?

Tickets are reasonably priced, with the most expensive children’s tickets at £11.50 and adults priced at £13.50.


3. Beatrix Potter Exhibition: Victoria and Albert Museum

My final recommendation is the exhibition at the V&A museum in
London. If you are a Peter Rabbit fan (and I know that this is the Junior
Librarian, Dillan P’s favourite film) then I suggest you hop along to the
family-friendly exhibition dedicated to the children’s writer and
illustrator Beatrix Potter which opens at the V&A Museum in February.

The show – curated with the National Trust – focuses on the lesser-known side of Potter’s life: her work as a conservationist and scientist.

This knowledge inspired her beloved and enduring animals tales,
featuring favourites such as Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddleduck.

The exhibition opens on Saturday 12 February 2022.


Happy Reading!

Mrs Harvey