Michael Rosen

Miss Ingram and I were lucky enough to meet author and poet Michael Rosen at a conference last week.

Michael Rosen

He is a very famous children's writer who not only writes books but goes into school and helps children write too.

Murphy our Reading Dog's Blog Thursday 16 March

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Year 5 today, and first up was The Magic Faraway Tree, where the children climbed down into the cellar and discovered sackfuls of The Enchanter's gold - wow!
Then I listened to Tours Trouble, where Harriet Houdini, the stunt bunny who could do back flips, was going on a TV show called Superpets Live. I'd like to do that! My back flips are coming along nicely!
Hank Clanks Back was next and I learned that Hank and his ghostly friends were being terrorised by a little girl called Poppy and her dog, Pongo, but Hank and his friends had some ideas on how to get their own back!
Then I heard Billionaire Boy, where Joe's dad made lots of money with Bumfresh, the new loo roll he invented.  He promised to buy Joe anything at all for his birthday, but all Joe wanted was a friend. You never see friends for sale, do you?
Horrid Henry Eats a Vegetable came next, where everyone in Henry's family, except Henry, happily ate platefuls of vegetables. Henry's mum said if he ate up his vegetables for five nights in a row, she'd take him to his favourite restaurant -Gobble and Go. I wonder if they serve vegetables there?!
Then I listened to How to Dork Your Diary, where Nikki had lost her diary and thought her friend Zoey had picked it up in the library.
Next up was Baby Aliens Got My Teacher, where the head teacher was called... Mr Murphy! Like me! I pricked up my ears when I heard that!
Last today was Treasure, a book of poems and there was one called My Dog, about a dog who liked stretching and scratching and bring stroked - that's just like me too!

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Year 6 Visit The Globe

The Giant Sing

On Monday 30 children from years 3 to 6 travelled to The Anvil Theatre in Basingstoke. They took part in an exciting mass vocal event performing the musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde's story The Happy Prince.

It was a great trip and wonderful to be a part of a live musical performance. Well done to all the children for their singing and excellent behaviour.

Giant Sing Up 2

Giant Sing Up

Murphy Our Reading Dog's Blog 10 March 2017

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Hey hey hey!  Year 6 today!
Alex the Dog and the Unopenable Door was first up today, and I heard how Matthew was late for his first day at school - and he was the new headteacher!
The Warlock's Staff was next, and Brenner met a stranger in a cloak who had a rosewood wand set with real ivory teeth!
Then I listened to Horrible Histories - Smashing Saxons, and I learned that King Offa was so powerful, he had his men dig a ditch between England and Wales which was 169 miles long!  You can still see some of it today and it's called Offa's Dyke.
Next was Destination Earth, where Jay had cut his calf and had used towels as bandages - Mum's best white ones!  Oops!
Alex Rider's Snakehead was up next, where Ash and Alex had to take on new identities - Karim and Abdul Hussein.  I'd like to take on a new identity - I'd be a sausage roll tester at Greggs!
Then I listened to another Alex Rider book, Eagle Strike, where there was a serious gas leak on holiday in France which injured Alex's friend Sabina's father, and Alex was forced to go on another mission.
Last today was  The Midnight Gang, where Tom was wearing a frilly pink nightdress.  Oh no!  That reminded me of last week where Mum dressed me in those underpants - unnatural, unflattering and undogly, I say!
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