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Literacy week comes to Whitefield 

It's been a busy week at Whitefield Schools as the wave of literacy-based activities swept the school to coincide with World Book Day.

The Day itself, saw staff and pupils transform into all manner of book and film-inspired characters.

A Wild Thing in the Main corridor
If you're wondering where The Wild Thing is ... it's in the main corridor
MBS Class Y107 in custume
Margaret Breareley's Class Y107 pose with a bunch of Wallys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Later in the week were also lucky enough to have Artsburst, come along to run a literacy and arts workshop, based on the book Tiddler by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. You can view the video below to get an idea of what we did in the workshop.

 

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The other major element of the week was a 'mark making competition'  — an art competition judged by Whitefield Schools Principal Laura Pease. 

Schools Principal Laura Pease judging the artwork
Difficult choice: Schools Principal Laura Pease judges the artwork in different categories

We were looking for two things – visual impact in terms of shape, colour or texture and evidence of the pupil’s contribution.

Judging the winners was no easy task says Laura: 

"It was extremely difficult to select  winners as all the entries represent real achievements by the individual pupils. We were looking for two things – visual impact in terms of shape, colour or texture and evidence of the pupil’s contribution.

Children and young people working at early developmental levels, following our Reaching Out curriculum, may have explored the media and observed the effect of their actions; children.

Young people following our Stepping On curriculum will have used paint or pencil to create an effect which pleases them and the winners/ highly commended entries following  the Climbing Up curriculum were lively representative drawings/ paintings. The Taking Off winner reflects the importance of co-operative working in the curriculum for young people at the end of their time in school."

The winners and runners up will be receiving prizes in a forthcoming assembly.

You can see a gallery of the winners and highly commended artists' work here.