During the Summer Term, we have been fortunate to enjoy a visit from award winning author Nigel Lungenmuss-Ward. Nigel's message to the children was to dream big and this was not only evident through the message in his story but also by the fact that the book is illustrated by his 9 year old son Robbie. As well as sharing his story Freddie's Impossible Dream, Nigel worked with the children to write their own stories based on the character Crabby. At Diss, we want to promote the love of reading and this was an amazing opportunity for our children, who rose to the occasion, writing some fantastic stories.
Year One had a virtual Author visit. Nadia Shireen talked to Elm Class about being an author and illustrator, and the books she had written. She read her book 'Billy and the Pirates' and taught the class how to draw one of her characters - Fatcat.
The children in Reception, Year One and Year Two had a virtual Author visit with Rachel Morrisroe with Puffin Books. Rachel talked about and read her story 'Drama Llama' and talked to the children about the importance of sharing worries with someone you trust. The children had the chance to learn how to draw Drama Llama with the help of the book illustrator Ellie Okstad.
The children in Year One had a go at writing a blurb for the book 'Drama Llama.'