Pupils become crayons and pranksters on their literary journey

Junior School pupils got creative as part of World Book Day as all the children, from Nursery to Year 6, worked with the same book, ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’.

Whilst studying the book, which was written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, pupils wrote letters, made pencil cases for their crayons and drew pictures as well as a whole raft of other exciting activities!

The quality of work was impressive and the pupils had a great time coming up with their ideas. The drawings were really colourful and the letters, which were written from the perspective of the crayons and addressed to such people as the CEO of Crayola or the President of the USA, were beautifully written and passionately delivered!

The pupils were able to show off their work in morning assemblies – one of which was “gate-crashed” by crayons going on strike! Mason Kitchen of 3H really enjoyed the day saying: “This is the best day of my life at this school!”

Mac Barnett

Pupils were able to further build on their literary journey when they attended a visit from children’s author Mac Barnett.

Mac, whose books ‘The Terrible Two’ and ‘The Terrible Two Get Worse’ are about child pranksters, let pupils in on his five point plan on “How to be a Prankster”. After initially pranking the pupils themselves by making them think he was actually Dr Jeff from Australia – who had come to give them a talk about healthy eating – the American provided pupils with his unique take on pranking, read a chapter from his book and answered questions.

The pupils were full of energy and enthusiasm and will no doubt be reading more of Mac’s books. Let’s just hope they keep the pranking to a minimum!

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