Visit from Jane Howard
On Wednesday the children from years 3 and 4 were visited by the author Jane Howard. She ran a workshop on how to plan and write your own story. She began with a "washing line" to illustrate the progress of a story - the establishing of the characters, several "knots" in the progress of the plot, and various ups and downs along the way. After her talk, the children took on their pens and literacy books and started planning and writing their own stories. An inspiring afternoon had by all. Thank you very much to our librarian, Mrs Wakefield, for organising the visit.
Sprat and Winkle Walk
On Thursday the children from class 4 had a guided tour of the old Railway Line that ran through Wherwell in Victorian times. Mrs O'Boyle very kindly gave up her morning to take the children through the old bed of the Sprat and Winkle Railway line. The children and the helping parents, learnt a lot about how it used to work, what goods they used transport and about the landscape in general. In the afternoon the children used their experience and all the facts they learned to produce very interesting pieces of writing. Thank you to all the volunteer parents that helped made this experience safe and fun.