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Mr Nicholas West Weekly Update 9th October

This week has been all about books and reading enjoyment with storytelling being a predominant feature for the children. 

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  • The 2 Steves Book week (1)
  • The 2 Steves Book week (2)

Every child from Early Years to Year 7 sat enthused and enthralled by the stories of ‘the 2Steves’ and it is no surprise that we sold out of their books. For some people, physically turning the pages of a book is all important but for those more technologically advanced readers, you can purchase electronic copies of all of their books.

‘The 2Steves’ have written about 200 books and worked together for many years across the globe. They have become experts in storytelling to children of all ages and the individual workshops for certain children and year groups have been invaluable experiences for those involved. As a successful international school developing global citizens, it is important we give the children opportunities to hear stories and meet people who are experts and enthusiastic about the skills we are teaching the children for their futures. ‘The 2Steves’ were very clear with their message that the more we read at school and at home the more knowledgeable and successful we can be.

Books also inspire films that are based on them, and as one of our ECAs, Mr. Lincoln has been running a very popular film club. As part of the ECA, the children have all tried to write an effective film review, a lot like the blurb on the back of the book. The winning entry about James and the Giant Peach was by Emma (Lan Anh) who wrote ‘James and The Giant Peach’ is a story written by Roald Dahl. This is a really popular children’s book and read by many children round the world. It begins with a young boy who lives with his two mean aunties in a small house. He has big dreams and with his bug friends sets off to achieve his dreams. This is a really fun and exciting film and it makes you laugh. I hope you go and watch it. It is not just a fun film but a super fun film!’

You can read more detail about the other activities that took place this week in Mrs. West’s article. Mrs. West is our Primary Literacy Coordinator and has been instrumental in organizing the activities for your children to enjoy. It is important to say a big thank you to her and all of our team who have wholeheartedly participated this week, making it such a special and fun experience for the children.

Mr Nicholas West – Head of Primary

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