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World Book Day 2020-David Walliams Theme

On March 5th we celebrated World Book Day at Thornton, by dressing up as our favourite book characters and decorating boiled eggs as characters too. All of the costumes were fantastic, ranging from David Walliams' Awful Auntie, to an Elmer in Reception and a Demon Dentist in year 4/5. Thank you for your support with our activities.


Reception enjoyed the book of The Slightly Annoying Elephant. They enjoyed reading the story, and then discussing what animal they would like to adopt to live with them. 


Year 1 read The First Hippo on the Moon. This led to a discussion as to whether Sheila had made good choices in the story, and then they designed her a brand new rocket to get back up to the moon.


Year 2 explored Gangsta Granny through both the book and the film. They had the task of producing a newspaper report based upon Granny and Ben stealing the Queen's jewels.


Year 3/4 wrote a letter to persuade the Awful Auntie to give them lots of her money. They also took part in a David Walliam's quiz.


Year 4/5 had the text Demon Dentist. They invented their own pain scale with activities such as sitting on a porcupine, or having all of your teeth pulled out whilst being bitten by a venomous snake. They also wrote lovely letters to their favourite authors, lots of which were David Walliams.


Year 6 had ownership over their learning based around Grandpa's Great Escape. They wrote acrostic poems, designed menus for Grandpa, researched the Cold War and wrote a paragraph about their favourite part of the story.

World Book Day Egg Competition Entries

                                          Our Writing 


Here at Thornton we love to write! Every class completes an extended piece of writing ever couple of weeks. We get the opportunity to explore different styles of fiction and non-fiction writing each term and we love to show our writing off so please have a look at some of it on display in school or join us for a class assembly.


Our writing is always inspired by our current class topic which changes each half-term or each term. At Thornton we pride ourselves on improving our work so every extended piece of writing is improved and edited. We would love to show you our writing so please come and have a look!