Visiting Authors and Poets 2016-2017

  • So far this year...

     

    Matt Goodfellow

    (Thursday 9th March 2017)

    Matt Goodfellow led a KS2 assembly, where he told us lots of hilarious stories about how he finds inspiration for his poems. He then worked with Year 3 and Year 4 in separate workshops, teaching us how to perform poems in a way that will interest the audience. He taught us how to use expression and action to make poems exciting for the listener. He also sold books after school in the hall.

     

    Alec Williams

    (Thursday 2nd March 2017 – World Book Day)

    Alec Williams led a whole school assembly, where he read two of his poems and told us a fabulous story. He then worked with Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in separate workshops, talking about how stories and poems are written. He told some of his own stories aloud for us, and read some of his delightful poems.

     

    Jane Clarke

    (Tuesday 24th January 2017)

     

    Jane Clarke worked with all the classes in Key Stage 2, teaching them different strategies for writing and helping them to design characters for the classes to use in their own writing. She also read aloud from her own books.

    Saviour Pirotta

    (Tuesday 6th December 2016)

    Saviour Pirotta led an assembly, where he talked about her books and how he comes up with his ideas. He worked with all the classes in Key Stage 1, reading aloud from his books and talking about reading for pleasure.

    Chitra Soundar

    (Tuesday 20th September 2016)

    Chitra Soundar led an assembly, where she talked about her books and how she writes. She worked with all the classes in Key Stage 2, teaching them different strategies for writing and reading her books aloud. After school, she met with some pupils and parents to sign copies of her books.

  • Authors and Poets from Previous Years

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    Author: Jason Beresford (June 2016)

    Jason gave a fabulous assembly all about his books, ‘The Fabulous Four Fish Fingers’. He spent time with each of the classes in Key Stage 2, reading parts of his books and discussing the writing process.

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    Author: Damien Harvey (June 2016)

    Damien spent time with each of the classes in Key Stage 1, reading parts of his books and discussing the writing process. After school, he met some of our parents and autographed copies of books for our children to buy.

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     Poet: John Rice (July 2016)

    John gave an assembly all about his poems, where the whole school enjoyed listening to the poems and joining in with actions. John spent two days in school, working with each of the classes from Year 1 to Year 6. He read lots of poems to each class, and helped us to understand how to write a poem.

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    Author: John Malam (March 2015)

    As part of our World Book Day celebrations, an author called John Malam came to visit our school. John Malam writes non-fiction books, especially about History topics, and we have lots of his books in our school. He read parts of his books out, and he explained step-by-step how he researches, writes, edits and publishes his books.

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    Poet: Mandy Coe (February 2015)
    We had another amazing poet come in to work with us! Her name was Mandy Coe, and she spent time with all the classes, helping them to write joint poems. She also read some of her own poems and riddles to the children.
    Year 1 enjoyed writing a poem using lots of different languages. Here is Year 6’s poem, based on the painting ‘Sunflowers’ by Vincent Van Gogh:
     
    IMAGINE:
    The tiles are soft under my feet.
    The chair is comfortable,
    There’s a table here,
    Covered in paint – yellow and blue,
    A pot of brushes, a jug of water,
    Time is used up here,
    Quiet and tranquil days and nights.

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    Author and Poet: David Hamer (January 2015)

    The author and poet David Hamer came to work with all of our classes. He writes lots of stories and poems, and helped each class to do some writing of their own. Each class wrote a joint poem altogether, and got the opportunity to perform these to the whole school in assembly. He also read out some of his own poems in assembly to the whole school.