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  • National Poetry Trust - Young Poets' Competition 2015
    Congratulations to our 4 winners, chosen from 1695 entries!  Sinead Versey, Alec McNab, Matthew Frost and Rebeca Stoica have been invited to a poetry workshop and awards ceremony on November 6th at Snape Maltings! 
    Posted 18 Sep 2015, 11:34 by Sarah Merchant
  • Kate Greenaway Award
    Year 9 pupils from Northgate worked with some year 6 on shortlisted books. Which was our winner?

    Posted 3 Jun 2015, 03:16 by Sarah Merchant
  • James Campbell and The Charge of the Light Brigade
    Forty children from years 5 and 6 worked with the author James Campbell today. Apparently he was hilarious and inspired them to be confident writers.

     Meanwhile, back at the ranch... I mean school, forty other year 6 children studied the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson entitled 'The Charge of the Light Brigade.' Of course this involved charging across the playground, acting out each stanza! See the slideshow below for pictures!

    Posted 16 Apr 2015, 12:32 by Sarah Merchant
  • Fred Sedgwick Poetry Workshop 3.3.15 and 4.3.15
    Year 3 , 4 and 6 children from across the Pyramid really enjoyed working with the poet Fred Sedgwick - they were inspired to 'go for it' and learned that they did, indeed, have something valuable to say.

    Posted 4 Mar 2015, 02:15 by Sarah Merchant
  • Whole School Reading - Polar Express

    We had a magical time reading ‘The Polar Express’ story by Chris Van Allsburg in classes and groups, and tried to get as many children as possible reading at once!  We would definitely recommend this book as a Christmas gift!

    Here are some opinions from Dolphin Class:

    ‘I had a brilliant time. It was cool when the boy got to stand on Santa’s sleigh. In the book, there were brilliant views.’ Ben

    ‘I liked when the guards gave the children hot chocolate that was thick. I imagined drinking it all aboard The Polar Express’. Ashraf

    ‘I really enjoyed the story and liked how the train came to you so you didn’t have to go to the train. The hot chocolate was like melted chocolate bars!’  Belle


    Posted 11 Dec 2014, 13:20 by Sarah Merchant
  • 2014 Summer Holiday Reading Challenge
    Well done to the 84 pupils participating in the Mythical Maze Summer Holiday Reading Challenge held in Suffolk Libraries. 
    Mrs Merchant hopes to see some of you at the Certificate Assembly on 13th September!
    Posted 3 Sep 2014, 08:56 by Dale Collins
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