At both Prestwood Infant and Junior School we recognise that children have talents in specific areas of the curriculum. We are working hard to develop a programme of events for these children to give them the opportunities to showcase their talents.
Giving young people the opportunity to try new things and develop new skills can be hugely beneficial. It can help children to grow in confidence, expand their understanding of the world around them, or introduce a hobby or passion that could last for years to come.
Blue Peter Badges
Sunday September 6th was National Read a Book Day. Here are some photos from the children who took part, well done . Some of the children also went that extra mile to grow their brains and did the extra challenge of finding out a bit about the authors of their books, here is what they found out.
I love reading books with my Mummy and Daddy every day. My favourite author is Julia Donaldson. We have more than 10 of her books at home! My favourite is The Smeds and the Smoos because all the aliens are happy and like each other at the end of the story. Please see the attached photo. I also love The Gruffalo, The Snail and the Whale, Stick Man, What the Ladybird Heard and The Highway Rat.
Today I found out that Julia is 71 years old and will be 72 on 16 September. She has written 210 books and has a pet fish called Swimmy!
MY FAVOURITE AUTHOR IS CATHERINE RAYNER
BORN 1982 IN YORKSHIRE
NOW LIVES IN SCOTLAND
SHE IS MY FAVOURITE AUTHOR BECAUSE SHE WROTE SOLOMON AND MORTIMER ABOUT CROCODILES
AND I WANT TO TRY AND READ
'Watch out, Wilf!' By Jan Fearnley.
She found out the author is:
* Born in 1965 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear.
* Was a preschool teacher
* Her hobbies are walking in the wilderness and on the beach, gardening and cycling.
* She is a writer but also an illustrator
* She won many awards
* She lives and works in France with her husband, 5 cats, a chicken, 4 goats, a poodle and 2 donkeys.
* Other books she wrote are 'little Robin red vest', Harry and the Jaggedy daggers. I read Mr. Wolf and the enormous turnip before.
Some of our more able artists took part in Waddesdon Manor Christmas Art competition. Their amazing artwork was displayed at the Manor. A big congratulations to all of those who took part!
Mix 96 Madness!
Our more able speakers took part in an incredible workshop with Mix 96. They were asked several questions and had to answer as honestly as possible! This has been recorded and will be going live on Monday 14th October at 7:50am. There will be another recording in December so keep your eyes peeled for more information on this. Take a look at the pictures below to see the children in action...
This week the preparation for "The Great Prestwood Bake Off" has finally begun! This has been taking place at both the Infant and the Junior school. Please see below for an update on the progress:
Planning and Accounts Group:
There are still many more workshops to take place before the big day! The sale of our produce will be on Monday 8th July from 3pm at the Infant School. We will remain open for long enough to ensure that parents/carers and children from the Junior School can come along and buy some of our tasty treats!
The Great Prestwood Bake Off
This is a project in which a selection of children across both schools will be part of. Each child is given one of the following roles:
Their mission is to plan and carry out a cake sale that will result in a profit. Keep an eye on this space for more information