As we all return to school, each class will be looking at the beautiful text by Oliver Jeffers, "Here We Are".
The teacher guidance for this work has been written in conjunction with the author by CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) and is being used by thousands of children in England this September.
We introduced the book virtually on Thursday 3rd September. Mrs Coyle held an assembly for all the children, via Microsoft Teams, in their classrooms. She showed them pictures form the text and explained how we have all been experiencing the pandemic, in every country. Not just in England, but all corners of the Earth.
The book tells a story of our planet and talks about how the humans who inhabit it, and as we know, humans are animals...pretty magnificent ones at that. This ties in to our whole-school umbrella learning...
Each class will look at the text in different ways, some will use it as a stimulus for English lessons, whilst others may use it in Personal, Social and Health Education lessons.
Collectively, the classes will be making a superb display of all the different pieces of work. Watch this space to see photos of this coming together.
This author has written other books you may have read in school or at home, including: Lost and Found, How to Catch a Star and The Day The Crayons Quit.
Although, at first glance, the text may seem quite simple, Oliver Jeffers wrote it for the birth of his son. The messages are deep and invite all children to think about their world in a context which is accessible and meaningful.
Please find below a little extract which you might like to use as the basis for some family discussion too!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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