Writer in Residence

We are lucky to have our own Writer in Residence working with our children and Families.  Sarah Hehir is an local writer and playwright who has written for various audience and forms including poetry, BBC radio plays as well as critically acclaimed plays.   

Each week, Sarah works with various groups throughout the school on creating amazing writing and performances. 

Kent Literacy Awards Winners!

Our school has been a winner for three years in a row for its work in Literacy.  In 2016-17 our Writer in Residence scheme once again won a Kent Literacy Award for its impact on Writing and the community.

 

National Poetry Day

Thursday is National Poetry Day! Brilliant poet, Michael Rosen says that the best way you can help children to enjoy poetry is to read it with them. The school library has some great poetry books that you can borrow or find some on-line at www.michaelrosen.co.uk 

If you go to the School Radio Page, you’ll see that we have a new recording studio (CuBase) and will be making recordings of interviews, stories, documentaries and poetry. Lee Ellis in Year 6 has been so excited about using the recording studio at our new lunchtime club every Tuesday, that I we wrote a poem about his enthusiasm.

The Recording Studio

A poem by The Lunchtime Club (Y6)

‘Is it Tuesday?’ Lee thinks before he’s even quite awake.

His sleeping fingers push up the buttons on the main mix

and press 2TR USB to main, ready to record.

The microphones wait. Maths must come first and literacy.

But some time after lunch, it’s real.

Lee’s voice committed to CuBase and to history.