Roydon Primary Academy children love the magic of books
Education / Thu 3rd Mar 2022 pm31 01:24pm
ROYDON Primary Academy, in Roydon, celebrated National Story Telling Week.
Pupils in Reception and Key Stage 1 classes read The Tale of a Snail, a rhyming adventure for children about resilience and the importance of family.
The story inspired them to explore their dreams, complete wellbeing activities and write book reviews.
Key Stage 2 pupils completed book quizzes, reading challenges and drama activities around storytelling.
In Year 5 and 6, pupils read and shared books with their peers for the whole school community to enjoy.
Anna Myatt, head of school said: “All of our children love stories. It is fantastic watching the children’s faces light up as they share stories.
“Stories are magic, they can create other worlds, emotions, ideas and make the everyday seem incredible. They can teach the children about diversity, inclusion and empathy. Stories take us on terrific journeys.
“They can make us laugh, cry, jump with fright and then comfort us with a happy ending. From a very young age we learn how to enjoy a story both for pleasure and to help us make sense of the world and ourselves.”