Junior Stories

National Poetry Day 2019

NULS Prep truly got into the spirit of things this year for National Poetry Day 2019.

Mr Erian held an assembly, especially, whereby Prep pupils, including Nursery and Reception, performed their preprepared poems. Mr Erian even performed his own poem to the children, that he had thought up whilst setting up for assembly. 

This year's theme was 'Truth'. All the children had thought long and hard about what 'Truth' means to them and chosen or written their poetry to suit. Impressively, there were references to lots of famous people including Bob Dylan and Greta Thunberg with topics including politics and climate change.

Whilst assembly was underway, Mrs Sissons prepared the library so that children had the opportunity to read poetry at lunchtime, for the chance to win house points.

Participation in days such as National Poetry Day is an important part of our literacy offering here at Newcastle-under-Lyme School and provides children with the opportunity to learn about new pieces of literature, writing, do lots of reading and also gives them the chance to practice their performance and public speaking skills.  

 

Summer of Sport

Our Junior School pupils took part in the annual House 'Sports Day' competition