Murphy pur Reading Dog's Blog 1 October 2015
I was with Year 4 today, and I heard an old favourite, Flat Stanley, three times! Three! How great was that! Stanley's bulletin board fell on him in the night and squashed him so flat, his Mum posted him on holiday to California in an envelope, complete with an egg salad sandwich so he wouldn't get hungry!
I also heard Wombat Goes Walkabout, where Wombat was looking for his mother and kept bumping into all these other animals and birds with fun-sounding names like Kookaburra and Wallaby!
Then I heard from Uncle Billy Being Silly where Eddie put Shreddies in his ear - now why would he do that? Another book with funny food was Ketchup on your Cornflakes which was lots of fun, with some very wacky ideas about food!
After that, more Horrid Henry ... the one where Henry deliberately gives Perfect Peter nits! Aaaargh! It makes me scratch just thinking about them!
This week staff dressed up as characters from Matilda and acted out two scenes from the book Matilda by Roald Dahl. Children laughed hysterically as Mrs Northover ad libbed as Mrs Trunchball and poor Mr Vaughan, as Bertie, was made to eat a WHOLE cake. After this first class performance, children went away and wrote diaries/letters/stories based on the Matilda story.
It really was an inspiring way to get children writing!
Year 3's Big Adenture
This Monday saw year 3 set off on a magical mystery tour around our local area. They travelled by coach to Beaulieu through the beautiful forest and then disembarked and set off on a walk to Buckler's Hard. After this, they travelled to Lepe Beach to see high tide and the Isle of Wight. The last leg of their journey saw them board the train to the Hythe ferry and then sail over the water to Southampton. As they arrived back at school one year 3 was heard saying 'that was the best day ever!'
Macmillan Coffee Morning 2015
Last week we had a Macmillan Coffee Morning to raise money for Macmillan nurses who support people with cancer. A big thank you to all the parents that donated cakes or attended the event. We raised £150
Murphy our Reading Dog's Blog 24 September 2015
Year 3 today! Yippee! We'd never met before so I had to have a little lie down, I was so excited.
We started off with a Christmas story called Santasaurus, which was all about dinosaurs called Ollie, Molly and Milo delivering the presents. That got me feeling all Christmassy, even though it's only September!
I also heard about Mrs Armitage, Queen of the Road, who kept crashing her car and throwing the bits she'd damaged onto the scrapheap. Great pictures in that book!
Then I heard some of Jacqueline Wilson's Sleepovers which was all about the Alphabet Girls: Amy, Bella, Chloe, Daisy and Emily. Hmmmm ... wonder who the next best friend was?
Lastly, I heard a bit from Lost in the Snow, which had a picture of a kitten at the top of Chapter 1, which gave me a big clue as to who the story was about!
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Macmillan Cancer Support
Calmore Junior School
Friday 25th September 2015
9:00am – 10:00am
All monies will be donated directly to
MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
Murphy our Reading Dog's Blog
So today I started off with one of the Year 5 classes, but I only heard one person read from that class! I heard all about Princess Jessica and the Best Friend Bracelet. It had some r-e-a-l-l-y l-o-n-g words in it, like "sympathetically" but they were no problem!
As we sat there, we realised that the whole class must have gone to PE, so we heard the other Year 5 class and they read Big Pig Island, How to Steal a Dragon's Sword (I'd creep up on him from behind and suddenly go "woof!") and Suki in the Snow, which was all about Miss Blaze who was going to look after 6 kittens. I could do that! I'm very gentle, but I get a bit excited when they start to run all over the place!