This year, Wiltshire are holding a year of reading. This is to celebrate different stories and encourage a love of reading in all children. On the 16th and 17th of November, they held online author visits with Robert Starling and Eileene Browne.
In Early Years Foundation Stage, we met Eileene Browne who is known for her well known stories Handa's Surprise and long with its sequels Handa's Hen and Handa's Noisy Night. During the talk, she read the children her stories and also they did different dances linked to the stories. The children had a wonderful time and enjoyed meeting Eileene Browne!
In Key Stage 1, we met Robert Starling an author who is known for Fergal is Fuming!, Fergal Meets Fern and Super Sloth (which features a lovable sloth as the central character). During the talk, Robert Starling read his story Fergal is Fuming and then showed the children how to draw different characters. At the end of the talk, he answered questions from the children. It was a brilliant session and the children loved learning how to draw different characters. We have attached the characters they created below for you to see.