Preston Primary (VC) School

Love, Learn, Aspire

"Let all that you do be done in love." 1 Corinthians 16:14

W/B 27th Feb 2023

Maple has been very busy this week getting stuck in with World Book Day activities. starting on Monday, we watched a live illustration masterclass by Swapna Haddow and Sheena Dempsey, the author and illustrator of the Dave Pigeon series. We all draw our own versions of Dave and heard a Q&A about how reading an inspire you to write your own stories. We continued our English work on How To Train Your Dragon. This week we have focussed on inferring characters feelings from text and illustrations, then, how prepositional phrases provide context to a setting description. We draw our own dragons and placed them around the classroom for the whole class to explore and write prepositional phrases to describe where the dragons were; On the bookshelf, two dragons were sleeping. We had Caz from Hitchin Museum visit us again for a Viking and Anglo-Saxon workshop. She brought along artefacts which would have been placed in a Viking grave. We explored each item and discussed what it was and hypothesised why it had been placed in the grave. We enjoyed trying on the helmet and holding the replica sword! We have completed many World Book day activities this week including; making our own books, re-designing our favourite book covers, completing art for the library and listening to guest readers in our house groups. We loved dressing up and showing off our favourite books. We have been progressing in our other subjects; particularly we wanted to share some photos of our P.E. lesson as we have been improving our hockey dribbling skills and now have been practising our push passing.