On Tuesday 5th Feb the staff at St Mary’s Beaminster welcomed the fantastic Pie Corbett and his colleague Maria Richards to school. The children in years 1 and 2 were treated to story time with this superb author and teachers were inspired by the reading sessions they watched in school. The children were a real credit to the school, contributing confidently and offering their ideas enthusiastically.
28 visiting teachers from around Dorset joined staff from St Mary’s for an inspiring day of book talk, exploring poetry, discussing how children learn to read confidently and enjoyed a really good opportunity to share ideas about reading with their colleagues.
The training day is the first of 6 planned for teachers in EYFS and KS1 and will enable all participating schools a genuine opportunity to evaluate their reading provision and build on what they currently do in their schools.
We can’t wait for the next session and are excited to see the impact of the new ideas when we implement them in school. We were a little star-struck by knowing we were hosting this special visitor and having met him will definitely be saving space for another piece of Pie!
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