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08/07/22

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28/06/22

The Great Fire of London at Magna Carta! Year 2 houses going up in flames! ! https://t.co/bqMQEOAUL3

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24/06/22

A great day out for Cancer Research! We are proud of ourselves! https://t.co/y2WWsr3lPk

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24/06/22

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23/06/22

Willow visit to the Sea Life Centre. https://t.co/I7bc19T5tM

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23/06/22

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23/06/22

Exploring negative space in Maple. https://t.co/xaBFl1l5lY

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22/06/22

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22/06/22

Matisse month continues at Magna Carta! https://t.co/G7bKcAROXB

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16/06/22

Welcome to Matisse Month at MCPA! Young artists in Ash learning about his work and being inspired to create their own masterpieces. https://t.co/6axitQJekD

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16/06/22

Two of our youngest pupil's completed fantastic creative story writing about our ducklings! Well done girls! https://t.co/0NBuRnpOMr

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10/06/22

Our first hot chocolate Friday! These pupils have shown kindness throughout the week in many different ways. We are very proud of your shining example! https://t.co/vq6mqjdsnv

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10/06/22

Watch our garden grow! Many thanks for the kind donation of plants. https://t.co/ZnrgfOFKaQ

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10/06/22

New additions to Willow class! https://t.co/lJzS52EpWq

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10/06/22

What has arrived in the school hall? https://t.co/5DYVw6f3hu

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06/06/22

Jubilee tree planting at Magna Carta. Thank you to our neighbouring residents for your generous donation of an apple tree planted together with one of our youngest pupils in the school playground to mark 70 years of marriage and 70 years of the Queen's service. https://t.co/9wUpgj6OvS

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Teddies inspire reading culture

Teddies inspire reading culture

Posted: 16th September 2019

Teddy bears are being fostered by children as a way of encouraging reading for pleasure.

Pupils at Magna Carta Primary Academy are fostering teddies with the promise of reading to them at home for 15 minutes every evening.

The idea is for children to get in the habit of reading purely for the enjoyment of it.

Toni Hollows, social, emotional and mental health teacher, said: “Part of our school development plan this year is to promote the love of reading, so this fits very well with that.

“The children love the teddies already. The hope is this will show the children by reading to the teddy they are looking after that reading and being read to feels good. We hope that will then encourage them to read to their siblings and parents and enjoy being read to.”

The focus on reading has seen storytime introduced into the structure of the school day and will also see various reading areas set up around the school, as well as teachers encouraged to be seen to read their own books when pupils are reading theirs.

Headteacher Marios Solomonides said: “I think teachers feel they should be doing something with the children at all times, but being seen to be enjoying reading for pleasure is a very important thing to share with our young people.

“Storytime is one of the most, if not the most, key subjects that risks being knocked off the timetable in schools as often there is not the time to fit it in. But, it is so important and so we have now fixed it into our timetable, usually at the end of every day. We have also introduced story assembly every week where I read to the children.

“This is the year of reading at Magna Carta. Once you can read fluently, you can access everything. It is also vital for good mental health.”

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