This week we were lucky enough to be visited by the author and illustrator Alexis Deacon (Beegu, Croc and Bird, I Am Henry Finch and many more). He read us several of his books and talked through his process of writing. Later we were treated to a more intimate Early Year’s session where we learned more about Beegu and how to draw some of Mr Deacon’s characters.
The children were very enthusiastic and asked some fantastic questions.
On Thursday we are looking forward to meeting and learning from poet Valerie Bloom (Hot Like Fire, Let Me Touch The Sky, Surprising Joy).
Please remember to exchange your World Book Day vouchers at participating retailers for either a free book or £1 off any book.
Our alien friends crash landed on a distant planet a few weeks ago when they were on the way to the Planetarium. To try and help them the children have been finding space facts and researching our Solar System. Having become experts the children discovered that our aliens had crashed on to Venus.
Yum Yum and Petal were getting bored being stuck on Venus so the children thought it would be a good idea to send them some books to read. Having worked hard creating our stories and information books we had another problem…
How could we get the stories to the aliens?!
Luckily the Reception teachers had a special space balloon and a shrinking machine. Once all the books had been shrunk, so they didn’t weigh down our balloon, it was time for launch.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Lift off!
The balloon arrived on Venus safely and the aliens were very happy with their new books.
The children are now investigating how they can rescue the aliens.