Illustration by Lauren
Estelle Pass will share her story, On the Run, based on the Titanium video stimulus. We are in for a treat as we listen to this budding author.
Caitlin Foster and Helena Lintott attended a Literacy workshop and joined in a shared writing experience to create a wonderful story, On the Run, that they shared with us this afternoon. The girls will share their story at assembly and we will watch the film stimulus to appreciate their writing and ideas.
Picture by Caitlyn
â€œSo, you read the rules.â€ Inquired Ms Leather, as she marched from side to side of the cluttered barren classroom, her face grim. This is an interrogation thought Pippi. â€œYes Ms Leather,â€ replied Pippi meekly. â€œThen I expect you know the rule that you must unpack your bag immediately when you arrive.â€ Queried Ms Leather. â€œYes?â€ Pippi said softly. â€œI also suspect that you know the rule that you must wear your evening gown, which I see you are not.â€ She said shortly. â€œI suppose so,â€ Pippi said casually. â€œRudeness, beyond measure. How DARE you?â€ Ms Leather boomed. â€œHalf an hour in THE ROOM! Pippi didnâ€™t know what the room was so she decided to ask. â€œWhatâ€™s the room?â€ asked Pippi genuinely. â€œMore rudeness!â€ Ms Leather said, her piggy nose flaring up. â€œOne hour in THE ROOM!!!â€ Yet again Pippi felt that rush of air as she was dragged kicking and screaming to a locked door. â€œI still donâ€™t know what the room is!â€ she yelled as Ms Leather thrust her into the room. â€œYouâ€™ll soon find out,â€ she said, smiling her usual grotesque smile. She laughed as the door swung closed.
By Amelia and Ananya
On Thursday, the whole school witnessed another amazing World Book Day. We had many Gangsta Grannies, Harry Potters, Where’s Wally’s and lots more! We enjoyed a day of illustrating, writing and watching a movie in our own school cinema. We also saw Mrs ‘Winnie the Pooh’ Brierley!
What did you come as and what was your favourite costume?
By Amerleen and Eleanor
World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading!
Today at Hesketh House we’ve had great fun dressing up as our favourite book characters. Here we are in assembly! How many characters do you recognise in this photograph?
Click here to see more pictures from the day!
If you could really be a character from your favourite book for a day, who would you choose to be and why?
The Year 6 are beginning to feel the pressure of taking their English Speaking Board Examinations. Mrs Brierleyâ€™s assembly on acting on â€˜good adviceâ€™ rang true with us all as the advice that Mrs Worsley has been offeringÂ us isÂ helping us to prepare. For example adding our opinions to our presentations and not just using factsâ€¦â€¦.we know this is â€˜good adviceâ€™ because it will help us to achieve our best.
What is the best piece of advice you have either given to someone or received?
By Amerleen and Eleanor
Pippi couldn’t believe it. Icecap! Her father said she had to go to a boarding school, but WOW!!! Icecap, top boarding school in the diamond society of the world! Her father surprised her with the uniform. It was a hand-me-down from her cousin Petunia Poshington. She only wore it once, fell over and decided to never wear it again (Soooo like her!) One day later Pippi was at the train station. She had already said goodbye to her father and was ready to be collected by the train. The train pulled up and suddenly she heard a raspy, booming voice. Towering over her was a teacher. Well, she thought it was a teacher but she couldn’t be sure. The terrible teacher snarled, “Get on the train you disgusting little pusball of a girl, you are THIRTY seconds late!!!!” Then poor Pippi was hit by a rush of warm air as she pushed by huge, rough and calloused hands into the silent, melancholy train.
This week is also the start of our mini-project on the Victorian artist, William Morris.