Murphy our Reading Dog's Blog Thursday 23 March 2017

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I noticed that there was a very, very, very thin person slumped in the chair near Year 4 today.  He didn't look at all well.  In fact, he sat so still, I thought he was dead, so Mum said I'd better not go over and sniff him in case he was.  Then we realised it was just a skeleton and not real at all.  Phew!  It was good to be sure though!
 
First up today was Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Cabin Fever and I found out all about the green dye incident.  You'll have to read it to know what I know!
 
Next today was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and I listened to the part where the maid found three members of the Riddle family who'd been killed.  Oooo-er.
 
My Headteacher is a Vampire Rat came after that, and there was a sign saying that the children's classroom was now dangerous and out of bounds, but the children didn't know why.
 
The Brilliant World of Tom Gates was next, and the class were doing self-portraits with the help of mirrors.  I just don't get mirrors - all I see is another large black fuzzy face staring back at me.  Just weird!
 
There was more from that book, where the children in Mr Fullerman's class thought that time was going so slowly, they stood on a chair and altered the clock's hands when he was out of the room!
 
Then surprise!  Some infants came into school and sat nearby, happily listening to some juniors who were explaining their work to them.
 
Next up for us was Foxcraft and The Elders, where Isla was so frightened that the hairs stood up on the back of her neck.   Oooooh, that makes me feel all shivery too!
 
Then I listened to A Rock Is Lively, which was full of rock recipes with amazing, exotic-sounding words to try and pronounce, like gneiss, gypsum, lapis lazuli ... try and get your tongue round those!
 
The Smallest Whale was next, where the whale accidentally swam onto the pebble beach.  How could he get back into the open sea?
 
Last today was Daisy and the Trouble With Christmas, and there was a countdown from Bonfire Night until Christmas.  Christmas - that seems such a long way away!  Isn't it Easter next?!
 
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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