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Last week was so busy with our visits to the National Memorial Arboretum that we didn't have chance to post the next Books That Made Me. Here are Mrs Haywood's and Mrs Johnson's books that have made an impact on their lives:
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Last week we joined with the National Literacy Trust, National Memorial Arboretum and The Royal British Legion for visits to the arboretum's new Remembrance Glade. Students explored how symbolism plays a major part in the chosen trees and flowers both in the Glade and memorials across the arboretum. Working alongside visiting poets, they will use the inspiration taken from the visits to create their own, personal remembrance poems which may then be published in a poetry anthology.
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The Boy at the Back of the Class, by Onjali Q Rauf, tells the story of Ahmet, a new boy who has filled the empty seat at the back of the class.
He's nine years old, he never talks, never smiles and doesn't even like lemon sherbets! Then the other children learn that he is a refugee who's run away from a aar. A real one. With bombs and bullies that hurt people. The more they find out about him, the more they want to help him...
A sensitive, touching child's eye-view of the trauma and problems facing refugees as they make new lives in new countries.
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The books that we read can play an important part of us becoming who we are are adults. here Mrs Belt shares some of the books, people and moments that have influenced her over the years. Read the whole article on this link:
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Listen to Marcus Rashford chatting with Carl Anka about their book, You Are A Champion. The National Literacy Trust and WHSmith joined forces and managed to grab some time with them as they discuss why Marcus wanted to write a children's book that talked about the resilience needed to overcome challenges in life.
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If you are looking for somewhere exciting for hints and tips on reading, drawing, quizzes and competitions, why not try The Book Trust? There are lots of ideas, authors reading their books and a "Home Cupboard" where you can catch up on activities you may have missed:
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The Ice Monster by David Walliams is a favourite from our Laugh Out Loud bookcases!
London 1899. This is the story of a ten-year-old orphan and a 10,000-year-old mammoth...
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**We would like to thank everyone who came to The Discovery Academy for Open Evening last night - the first time since pandemic began that we've been able to welcome visitors on site. For those who came, we hope we managed to show you just a snapshot of what life is really like at The Discovery Academy.**
**For those unable to attend, The Discovery Academy website has informational videos and an up to date prospectus for viewing. **
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The last two years have been challenging for all of us and there are both staff and students here at Discovery that have experienced the pain of loss and death. Why not read Mrs Belt's Blog on the Literacy of Loss where she explores the words, emotions and challenges we face at these difficult times:
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This week our recommended reads are from our Teen Fiction, Strange Worlds and Life & Death section of the Discovery Library.
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The Discovery Academy is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Teacher of English to join our team of highly motivated professionals who are working collaboratively to raise standards and expectations at all levels throughout Key Stages 3 and 4. This is a fantastic opportunity for inspiring and aspirational individuals to join a creative, supportive faculty.
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**World Mental Health Day 2021 is Sunday 10 October **- the perfect time to reflect on how we are all feeling and what we can do to improve our wellbeing and that of the children and people around us.
Research shows us that reading can be an effective way of helping people take care of their mental health and wellbeing - and it only takes 10 minutes a day to see the benefits!
Reading every day can help everyone - children, young people and adults - to:
-Relax, unwind and boost their mood
-Escape from the pressures of life and reduce their stress levels
-Improve your memory and concentration
Watch out for our recommended reads for a taster of the books available in the Discovery Library!
If you need support, follow the link to:
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