Our theme this year was, ‘One World, Many Stories’ - highlighting the ways in which cultural differences can be expressed and celebrated through literature - stories, food, songs etc. KS1 also combined it with ‘Flowers and Insects’ IPC topic.
Each class adopted a country and spent the week exploring and researching the literature and other aspects of their country.
Many classes had flags and dressed in the colours and even had a picnic with their country's food.
The lovely ladies in the kitchen made a different international dish each day for lunch and the hall was decorated in flags by Mr Bostock.
Mr Casson and Mrs Angel held a Master Chef session with KS1 and made African food.
Bill Dawson – Liverpool author/storyteller captured the children's imagination with tales from afar and KS2 held a public speaking session about their countries. They were amazing.
Mrs Radford read stories to each class in our teepee and Mrs Bignall (Drama teacher from Christ the King) came over with Yr 10s for two afternoons and did some drama sessions with the infants which they thoroughly enjoyed.
The older children buddied up with younger ones and read together and we all D.E.A.R. (Dropped everything and read) at various times in the day)
We created a huge Book worm with all the children reading in a worm around the school which was an impressive sight.
Some classes decorated cereal boxes as book cover and displayed them in the library. They were fantastic and the best efforts won a book.
Finally clues about a book were given each morning on the pa system. Children were given the chance to guess who the character was and the three correct entries drawn won a prize book.
It was a great week that hopefully helped to instil a love of literature in the children.