This was my third visit to Medlar-with-Wesham CE Primary. I’d throughly enjoyed myself during the previous visits, so I was excited about returning.
The morning started with a whole-school assembly in the church next door to the school. I have shared my stories in lots of different venues, but this was my first storytelling session in a church. It was lovely to share ‘More Impossible Tales’ with the children. I explained how the book was created and put on the storytelling waistcoat to share one of the new Tales. The children listened really well and it was a fab thirty minutes.
Next up was a writing workshop with Year 4. The children had read one of the original Tales, Blown Away, and their task was to create an alternative ending. We ‘magpied’ ideas from my ending and the children shared their own ideas with lots of partner talk. They created some brilliant ideas! After some bullet-point planning, the children made a start on their alternative endings. I can’t wait to read the edited pieces, based on the first drafts they will be fab.
After making my way to Year 3, I repeated the session. The children worked equally as hard and created some brilliant scenarios for the ending of the story. The plans were completed and I modelled some writing as well as doing some storytelling. I’m looking forward to seeing how the writing develops.
To finish the visit, we set up a book signing. It was lovely to sign copies of all three books and chat a little more to the pupils. Hopefully they will enjoy reading their books.
I’d like to thank Miss Fryer for setting up the visit. It was an absolute delight to return to Wesham CE Primary and hopefully I’ll get to visit again in the future.