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Literacy House Day

20 September 2018

The second house day of the year revolved around literacy.

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Our house days are always enjoyed by all and it was so lovely to see everyone in their bright house shirts on Tuesday, taking part in a wide variety of activities that were carried out across the different year groups.

Ms Reynolds' Reception class went on a letter hunt in the sensory tray. Year 1 read the story ‘Not now, Bernard!’ in their House groups and took part in a range of fun drama activities. They were hot-seated as different characters, created freeze frames with a partner and practised using facial expressions to match a mood. 

Ms Torres' class enjoyed both a letter hunt and making house coloured hand prints. 

Year 2 incorporated drama through poetry as their theme for the morning. Children were given a selection of poems which they could choose from and they worked in groups to bring those poems to life. In some houses, children wrote their own poems about their house animal and then presented them to their peers. The children showed great enthusiasm during the activity and the teachers were very proud of their final performances. Well done to Year 2 for showing great teamwork and collaboration during our first ever Literacy House Day!

Year 3 did an English drama lesson based on a fictional first day of school experience. They also did freeze frames with their houses and tried to express their emotions though facial expression and body language. The children earned points for their houses and really enjoyed the day. Year 4 held a literacy drama competition, focusing on their topic book, The Iron Man by Ted Hughes.

The students in Year 7 were put into teams to participate in competitions based around literacy. Their first task involved trying to change one word into a completely new word by substituting one letter at a time in only 4 steps. It was harder than it sounds!