This Tuesday, Chae Stathie came into talk about his experiences as an author to Reception, Year 1, Year 2 also Year 3. He talked about his stories and showed the children the story plan for one of his books. He read the his story before explaining what his other stories were all about, who the people in the story where and what their jobs were, as well where it was mainly set .
After he read all of his books to them, he worked with each year group to do a role play of the story. The children also go the chance to learn a dance and song linked to his book before having a closer look at his story plan.
This week, Blakehill had a fantastic surprise visit from a famous author named Margaret Mulligan, who wrote the book Katy Parker and The House That Cried. Gathered in the hall, Mrs Mulligan read out two extracts from the book – the first two pages of the first chapter and a few pages from around the middle of the book when the children had just been transported into the past after a long sleep in a haunted house that had stood since World War II. She talked to us about how the evacuees only got to take one suitcase and that you had to pick wisely and took in ideas of what the school would like to take if it was us nowadays. Margaret discussed with us some of the things that most of the children would take in the war such as:
. A teddy bear . A picture from home . A Sunday outfit (your best clothes) . One or two books . An activity like paper and pens or a colouring book . Underwear . Clothing . Bathroom Supplies
Mrs Mulligan has agreed to judge a story writing competition, which must include time-travel! But there is one problem… it can only be 500 words! Your story must:
. Include an element of time-travel . Be at least half set during a famous period of time (like the time of dinosaurs, any world war and the victorian times!). . Be a maximum of 500 words.
There will be prizes for the best stories in ks1 ,Years 3-4 and Years 5-6. Your stories must be completed and returned by Monday 19th February. We encourage everyone to enter and have a go at this writing competition! And not only that, but it will be judged by Margaret Mulligan, the author herself! Good luck and enjoy writing!
By Emily Mae and Mckensey
Earlier this week Year 3 and 4 were treated to a talk by a local Author Steven Pass. He came to show and them all about his book and how it was made. We didn’t realise just how much work went into making a book and were very impressed. The title of his Book is Madge the Mermaid and if you still would like a copy of the book you can go to the school office and get an order sheet.