We have enjoyed a brilliant Book Week. Our inspiration was, ‘The Day War Came’ moving, poetic narrative and child-friendly illustrations follow the heart-breaking, ultimately hopeful journey of a little girl who is forced to become a refugee. When the government refused to allow 3000 child refugees to enter this country in 2016, Nicola Davies (author) was so angry she wrote a poem. It started a campaign for which artists contributed drawings of chairs, symbolising a seat in a classroom, education, kindness, the hope of a future. The poem has become this book. We thought this was the perfect book to ignite imagination and creativity into our art and writing and raise awareness with our students about the topic of refugees. We hope you have enjoying some interesting conversations this week about this topic.
When we were not engrossed in our chosen book we also took part in Book Swap Swap Shop and stories around the campfire with Zosia. Each class was visited by a couple of visitors throughout the week, to share one of their favourite stories. It’s been an action packed week – thanks to Mrs Maughan and staff for their efforts.