There has been lots going on in English. Our students have been provided with some amazing opportunities and experiences. Check them out below.
Harpenden Creative Writing Competition
We launched the ‘Harpenden Creative Writing’ Competition last week. Our students are being challenged to write an original story up to 1500 words about one of the following subjects:
- What initiatives should the local community and schools be doing to reduce the impact of climate change.
- How would you survive being washed up on desert island?
- A fictitious story on a subject of your own choosing.
- How would you like to see Harpenden 10 years from now?
The closing date for the competition is Friday 4th February. Judges will announce the winners on Wednesday 16th March. We can’t wait to send off the fabulous entries!
Once a week, our students take part in a Read Aloud session where they are read to by Mrs Aikman on the big screen. This session builds foundational skills of reading, introduces vocabulary, provides a model of fluency, expressive reading, and helps our students to recognise what reading for pleasure is all about.
“I think this book was chosen by the year group because it is quite an exciting and interesting one to read. It is about a girl who is always disobeying the rules and is extremely stubborn toward others, her wild and daring games always cause her trouble whilst she is out and about. So far I have learnt that Tulip is always out to get Natalie into trouble along with her wherever she goes. From what we have read so far, I believe that Tulip can sometimes be quite a cruel and defiant character, especially towards animals. The characters in this book are quite interesting, especially Tulip and her brutal ways.”