Posts Categorized: Literacy

World Book Day 2018

Today is World Book Day 2018 and this year’s theme is to SHARE A STORY! Children in St Ignatius dressed as their favourite book characters and took part in World Book Day activities in class. These are some of the pictures below. KEEP SHARING YOUR STORIES!

Parents Reading Morning

Thank you to all the parents who came to read with their children this morning. Reading is extremely important for your child, you need to be reading with them for at least 20 minutes a day.

IMPACT Workshop – Narrative Writing

Over thirty of our Year 6 parents came to the IMPACT workshop on Wednesday morning that explored the theme of Narrative Writing . Mr Soyka Miss Taylor Miss Carnac and Mr Ellis were in attendance to support and lead the workshop. The parents learned how the school teaches the children to structure their ideas around story… Read more »

Reading at St Ignatius in the Early Years

Every morning between 9:00am and 9:30am every child in Reception and Year 1 spend time with an adult in group guided reading session. The children work on developing their fluency when reading texts and decoding words using phonic strategies.

Resident Poet

Neal Zetter our resident poet has been working with the children for just over a half term and has helped them to have a better understanding of the way in which they write and deliver poetry. Poetry is Neal’s passion and he enjoys helping the children find the language within themselves to help them become… Read more »

Reading Carousel

Every morning all children in Reception and Year 1 classes take part in a reading carousel. They sit in groups of 6 with an adult to read stories together and explore, through discussion different parts of the book. It is an exciting way of helping the children to develop their confidence and understanding of newly… Read more »

Giles Paley-Phillips

Gils Paley-Phillips paid a visit to school in October as part of poetry week. He is an award winning author who shared many of his stories with the children and helped them to have an insight in to the hard work and determination it takes to be a published poet and author. The children enjoyed… Read more »