Tuesday 27 June 2017
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Primary Literacy Days

Diamond Hall

Thornhill were pleased to welcome Diamond Hall year 5 pupils to a Literacy Day project on Friday 6th March. It was wonderful to see so many year 5 pupils dressed as their favourite book characters in connection with World Book Day.

During the morning pupils concentrated upon using their senses to help their creative writing skills and set the scene for some very ghoulish ghost stories. pupils had their hands in soggy spaghetti and cold peas and they listened to creaking floor boards, ticking clocks and whistling winds! All aspects were designed to help stimulate their imaginations. Miss willmore was very impressed with the planning work of Diamond Hall pupils who are going to complete their 250 word stories back in their own classrooms.

We look forward to reading the finished products which will be entered into the 'young writers' ghost stories competiition and hope that one or two stories may even go on to be published!

Year 5 we were pleased you enjoyed your cookies baked in our restaurant, you worked hard and deserved your treat!

Richard Avenue

Year 5 Richard Avenue Primary School pupils particated in a special Literacy Day held at Thornhill on Friday 20th March. Pupils used their literacy and language skills to begin writing some effective ghost stories. Miss Willmore and Thornhill year 9 pupils helped year 5 pupils with their scary vocabulary by encouraging pupils to focus upon their 5 senses, especially hearing and touch. Fingering cold cooked noodles and strawberry jelly, listening to creaking floor boards, ticking clocks and whistling winds, whilst blindfolded helped create the mood!

During a well earned break the pupils were treated to juice and cookies in our thumbprint restaurant.

We must compliment Richard Avenue pupils for the excellent standard of work produced but also for their very good behaviour and attentiveness. We look forward to reading the finished stories, some of which will be entered into the 'young writers' ghost stories competition.

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