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12 02, 2016

Tales around the Campfire!

By | February 12th, 2016|Outdoor Learning, Reading and Writing|


As part of our Reading Festival, pupils from Years 1 to 6 joined staff for storytelling around the campfire.  The younger children loved joining in with the actions and songs whilst the older pupils huddled together to hear some spine-chilling […]

8 02, 2016

Heathbrook’s first Reading Festival!

By | February 8th, 2016|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Reading and Writing|

As you know, today was the first day of the first ever Reading Festival at Heathbrook. We have been learning to love reading all day and it has been amazing! Check out the class blogs at the end of the week to see what we have been up to!

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2 02, 2016

PTA Book Sale

By | February 2nd, 2016|PTA, Reading and Writing|

What a fantastic response to today’s Book Sale organised by our team of Parent Volunteer Readers!




1 02, 2016

Reading Cafe Heroes

By | February 1st, 2016|Reading and Writing|


Families enjoyed looking at Hercules and thinking about how illustrations can offer so much information before a single word is read! Making connections with other stories and drawing inferences are both helpful reading skills.


26 01, 2016

Peaboy’s adventure retold – a story from Iran

By | January 26th, 2016|Reading and Writing|

Families had great fun drawing their storymaps for the Peaboy story and then retelling to the rest of the group. Storymapping is another good strategy for remembering the events in a story and some of the story language.



22 01, 2016

Reading Cafe week 2 – setting targets!

By | January 22nd, 2016|Reading and Writing|

This week families prepared their Chickpea characters ready for the story next week.  Families also set themselves reading targets such as visiting the Library and reading together every day.

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12 01, 2016

Reading Volunteers in action!

By | January 12th, 2016|PTA, Reading and Writing|


Reading Volunteers have sprung straight back into action this term, supporting pupils across the school.


We held our first meeting of 2016 last week, welcoming several new volunteers.  If you would like to find out more about how to […]

12 01, 2016

Spring term Reading Cafe

By | January 12th, 2016|Reading and Writing|


A big welcome to the new families who joined our Monday after school Reading Cafe.  We all had great fun performing, “We’re going on a bear hunt” and are really looking forward to next week’s session.



25 11, 2015

La Comunidad española (Spanish Community Club)

By | November 25th, 2015|Reading and Writing|

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¡Llamando a todos los hispanohablantes aquí en Heathbrook! Ven el jueves el 10 de diciembre a las 3:30pm para nuestra primera reunion de la comunidad Española 2015.

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20 10, 2015

We’re going on a bear hunt!

By | October 20th, 2015|Reading and Writing|

This week we enthusiastically performed, ‘We’re going on a bear hunt,’ using story maps to help us in the retelling of the story.  Our next meeting will be on Monday 9th November.

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