The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Writing week

We had a jam packed week of learning during writing week, the theme of which this year was ‘potions’.  We started with a visit from a mad scientist who carried out some explosive experiments in assembly and had everyone in stitches!

Throughout the week, each class studied a different text and author linking to the theme and children’s author Ian MacDonald running fun and interactive writing workshops with each of the classes over two days. 

 As well as being fun and exciting we wanted to give children a sense of purpose for writing and to see its significance and importance in everyday life.  Therefore, we invited visitors in during the week explaining how and why they write. We had visits from the RSPCA and a sports coach who both talked to the children about how important writing is in the jobs from scheduling to report writing to advertising.

 We ended the week with a magical assembly in the woods where children were able to share some of the learning from the week with parents and carers.  We were lucky with the weather right up until the point when we walked back to school!

 Well done to our writing competition winners:

Catkins – Monty, Harvey M

Acorns – Rose, Eva, Mathis

Aspen – Afolabi, Maddie, Océane

Oak – Luke, Isabel, Morgane

 Thank you to Miss Holt for organising such a fun week of learning