Author Visit: Matt Dickinson
We were incredibly lucky to be visited by author and film-maker, Matt Dickinson. He led some writing workshops with our Key Stage 2 children and engrossed us with tales of his adventures conquering Mount Everest. We were lucky enough to also get so signed copies of his books for our library!
National Storytelling Week
This week, each year group learned one of Pie Corbett's 'six stories to be told aloud' and performed these as a class. The 'writing group' visited classrooms to listen to each being performed.
Class 5 even tasted some papaya as they learned 'The Papaya Who Spoke."
Januray 2023: Author Focus Week: 'Roald Dahl
We welcomed the children back with an Author Focus Week where the children looked at character written by Roald Dahl. Each year group looked at developing a descriptive device and and developed their own descriptive piece based on a character.
September 2022: Author Focus Week: ' Oliver Jeffers'
We welcomed the children back with an Author Focus Week where the children looked at a book written by Oliver Jeffers. Each year group studied a different one each.
July 2022: Year 6 Production. The year 6 children finished their journey with us here at Holy Trinity with a fantastic performance of Pirates of the Curry Bean. The children have worked hard on their presentation and delivery of lines with clarity and intonation. With the lighting, music and dance, it create a wonderful show. We were lucky to welcome the Mayoress of Yeovil to our show on Thursday and the children really rose the occasion.
July 2022: We welcomed Jeremy from Somerset Libraries to introduce us to the Summer Reading Challenge that will take place over the Summer holidays. The theme this year: Gageteers. The children are aiming to read at least six books in order to win an eco-friendly badge as well as gain the pleasure of reading wonderful books! For more information on how to enter your child, please see Mr Barker or head down to Yeovil Library on South Street.
June 2022: Congratulations to class 14 who have WON the local Wessex Water poster competition for creating posters to raise awareness about saving water. For their efforts, the school will receive £300 in craft vouchers. Well done to all. (Photo to follow)
June 2022: Book Fair. Thank you to those who attended, helped with and boughts from. With a total spend of £850, we have raised a fantastic amount to help buy some new books for our school.
April 2022: Author Visit - Year 3
Tamsin Cooke came in to visit Class 8 with Yeovil Town Football Club. She started the session with some drama using freeze frames asking the children in groups to show various scenes, such as, a horse race, sleeping tigers, under the sea and more. She then moved on to ask the children to individually act out an animal and we had to guess who was what! Tamsin then asked the children to write down 4 adjectives to describe themselves and keep hold of them. This all tied into the final piece where the children had write a diamante poem starting with their name at the top, 2 of the adjectives, 3 verbs of things they like to do, 4 nouns of thing they love, 3 more verbs, 2 more adjectives and then their spirit anima at the bottom. This was written in the shape of a diamond. It was great to for the children to see a clear path from them to their spirit animal!
March 2022: World Poetry Day
To help celebrate World Poetry Day, we were delighted to be visited by the wonderful poet, Ian Bland. After a wonderful Whole-School Assembly involving many members of staff to help ilustrate a poem, he led workshops throughout Key Stage 2 in writing and performing poems based on some of his own pieces of work.
March 2022: World Book Day
February 2022: International Book Giving Day
To celebrate International Book Giving Day, the children were invited to partake in a 'book swap' with eachother. Thank you for everyone that was involved; the children were delighted with their new books!
January 2022: National Storytelling Week
Throughout the week, the children partook in different events within their classes; from 'Guess that story' to making Super Potatoes, the children had lots of fun and took full advantages of being able to share and perfrom their work.