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King's Hall pupils have fun designing their own monsters

Published on: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

As many of you will know, John Lewis’s eagerly-anticipated festive advert made its debut early last month, which featured the lovable monster, Moz, who lives under the bed. What you may not know is that the story of Moz bears an uncanny resemblance to that of Mr Underbed, a picture book written in 1986 by Chris Riddell, one of King’s Hall’s very favourite authors and illustrators! (You can read more about the controversy, dubbed the “Battle of the Monsters”, here.) In response to the John Lewis campaign, Chris Riddell launched a festive competition to “Design your own monster – not someone else’s!” King’s Hall pupils, or course, rose to the challenge and had enormous fun designing monsters of their own. Some were scary, some were friendly, but all were highly original! Below are some of the wonderful entries that Mrs Marcuccilli submitted on behalf of pupils. We have our fingers firmly crossed as we await news of the competition winners. Good luck to all!

Year 6 Library Monitors pass their training with flying colours

Published on: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A group of nine enthusiastic bookworms from Year 6 have now completed their training to become fully fledged Library Monitors. They are all extremely excited about helping out in the library at morning break from the beginning of next term, recommending their favourite books, helping fellow pupils to locate information and generally assisting their peers with all things bookish. They are also thrilled to be receiving their shiny badges at Final Assembly!

They have certainly earned their badges, having completed their training portfolio and demonstrated their understanding of how the library works, including how fiction and non-fiction are organised, how to locate specific books and so on. They are now experts in searching our library management system and have even completed a “mystery shopper” task to test their helping skills. All passed with flying colours!

A huge well done to you all! What wonderful ambassadors for reading you all are!

Reception Embrace the Rain for TES Review

Published on: Friday, December 8, 2017

Earlier this term, Reception were given the chance to review a wonderful, newly published picture book for the TES, a leading educational publication.

The book was “Singing in the Rain,” a fantastically fun story celebrating rain and all its good for. The feel-good picture book, written and beautifully illustrated by Tim Hoopgood, takes its inspiration from the iconic song, and equally iconic dance sequence performed by Gene Kelly in the 1952 movie of the same name.

The pupils were captivated from the very start, mesmerised by the bright and joyful illustrations that in turn provided many talking topics.

Everyone was so delighted with the story’s positive message, with many of the pupils sharing their favourite rainy experiences with the class.

The book even came with a CD, which the children really enjoyed. The classroom heaved under the weight of toes tapping and feet dancing. Protected by their imaginary umbrellas, the pupils pretended to splash in very large, and very wet, puddles!

Read the full book review here.

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