Reading in Macaws

Macaws Reading Challenge 
Monday 1st October
Today we all listened to Mrs Bennett explain the Reading Challenge.  There are loads of different reading challenges to go for.
We noted what we thought about reading and how much we know about different children's authors.  
In groups, we tried to list as many children's authors as possible from A-Z.  
Here's what we came up with:
Adam Blake
Billy Bob Buttons
Roald Dahl
Dr. Mandy Hartley
Jennifer Killick
Gill Lewis
Daisy Meadows
Michael Morpurgo
Terry Pratchett
J.K. Rowling
Martin Smith
Jeremy Strong
David Walliams
Not bad... but let's see if we can find out even more by trying out the reading Challenges.
Wednesday 10th October
We sent home a copy of the reading challenges to make it easier for the children and their parents to keep track of progress.  The copy could go on the fridge (if their's space!) and be used to note down challenges achieved.  They can then be copied into the homework books over the weekends.
We took part in a Poetry and Dance workshop led by West End in Schools - theatre in education for primary schools.  We listened to The Jabberwocky and used the music and words to act out the story using physical theatre techniques.