Books, books, books!

Lots to report from just this week alone! What an amazing ‘Book Week’ at St John’s!

We have enjoyed treasure hunts, a cartoon-workshop (with children’s writer and illustrator- Knife and Packer), a class trip to Sevenoaks Bookshop and the grand unveiling of our newly organised classroom Book Corner!


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Class 2 now have a borrowing service setup, so that they can choose to borrow a text from our book corner to read alongside their normal reading book. The children have come up with the rules for this book-borrowing service themselves. The book corner has never been so popular with the children! Year 2 have also embraced the new addition of our writing corner, where they can now review books they have read to recommend to other children, take part in dictionary and thesaurus challenges, send their own letters using St John’s letter-headed paper and selecting from a range of envelopes, as well as re-telling stories with finger puppets, wooden spoon props and even a talking tiger mask!

I’d also like to thank Mrs Loftin for her donation of books to help towards this rejuvenation!

The History ‘Great Fire of London’ workshop was a resounding success, with every child having the opportunity to take part in re-telling the events of 1665-1666 – living the life of Samuel Pepys through the dark times of the plague and the fire.


Next term we shall move onto learning about ‘Grace Darling’ in our topic-work, and ‘Health and Growth in Plants’ in science. Hopefully we will have more success in growing plants this year than hatching chicks…




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