News Stories about English
A collection of news stories about English at the LW Parry Preparatory School.
Choosing a universally loved topic helped Ben Anderson (Year 6) win over the audience and judges at the recent Speak Up Award.
Book Week this year in the Prep School was once again celebrated with excitement and fun as boys and staff joined in the variety of activities.
The Christ Church Readers’ Cup Team won an exciting tiebreaker round by half a point to reclaim the Children’s Book Council competition held in the School Chapel this week.
A Year 5 writing exercise, which took place outside the classroom recently, produced some eloquent results. Year 5 teacher Jerome Griffin moved his class down to the boatshed to be inspired by their surroundings – reminding them that silence and reflection were the keys to their success.
The franking machine was given a good workout when the Year 1s acted as mailmen as part of their ‘Jobs in the Community’ programme last week.
The Prep School was full of jungle colour last week as boys and teachers got into the spirit of ‘Book Safari’ Book Week.
The LW Parry Preparatory School Library is an exciting learning environment for boys. It encourages reading for leisure and enjoyment – as well as academic purposes.
Morris Gleitzman, a well known Australian author came to Christ Church for a full day of sessions with boys and staff on Tuesday, along with Wendy Lawson PhD, who spent the day in the PMC, talking to boys and parents about autism.
For many years, the Prep School has been participating in the ‘Speak Up Awards’, a public speaking competition run for primary school students.
CCGS’ top spellers from Years 5 to 8 battled it out at the Interschool Spelling Bee, held at Christ Church, on Wednesday night.
In Year 7AR this term, the boys have been studying the old English poem Beowulf.
The Prep School celebrated Children’s Book Week with a programme packed full of activities based around this year’s theme - Fuel Your Mind. The week kicked off with the annual Book Week Parade held in the School Chapel on Monday. The boys took to the event with great enthusiasm as they dressed up as their favourite book characters or something inspired by the 2008 theme.
Congratulations are in order for the boys who delivered their speeches in Chapel last Friday as part of our Speak Up Award. All boys in Years 6 and 7 prepared and presented speeches to their class, with the best ones in each class chosen for Friday’s Assembly.
The 2007 Prep School Speech Morning was a great success and an opportunity for the boys to show us everything they love about Christ Church.
CCGS has been awarded the Speak Up trophy as a result of a winning speech by Year 7 student Lachlan Ormonde.
Prep School boys have been buying books this week at a Book Fair to raise money for the Hope for Children charity, which supports Christ Church House, an orphanage in Ethiopia.
On Monday 24 September our boys in Years 4 to 6 together with girls from Year 6 at MLC enjoyed a visit from Michael Morpurgo, one of Britain’s best-loved children’s authors.
Year 4 students received a double dose of Viking adventure this week, when author and illustrator duo Norman Jorgensen and James Foley visited to tell Viking tales and explain how illustrated books are made.
The Preparatory School celebrated Children’s Book Week with a programme packed full of activities based around this year’s theme – One World, Many Stories. The week kicked off with the annual Book Week Parade on Monday. The boys took to the event with great enthusiasm as they dressed up as their favourite book character or someone from around the world.
A new initiative is helping Preparatory School boys improve their literacy skills through an emphasis on teaching handwriting. The ‘Handwriter of the Week’ awards, introduced by Head of the LW Parry Preparatory School Richard Wright at the start of the year, rewards improved or exceptional handwriting from Pre-Primary to Year 6.
Champions and heroes inspired this year’s Book Week theme – Champions Read. As part of the National Year of Reading campaign, boys from the Preparatory and Senior schools celebrated by dressing up as their favourite champions from literature last week.