World Book Day – a highlight in the Heritage calendar was enjoyed once again this year, with all of the Infant and Junior school in costume and many of the Seniors joining in too. Much of the day was focussed on celebrating books, with special visits for some classes from author; Sylvia Carr, and illustrator; Adam Larkum – both Heritage parents.
Adam brought in pencil drawings and final inked artwork to show Y3 & Y4 the process of illustration. They all had great fun drawing a horse and rider and a motorbike together. He explained to Y6 & Y7 pupils how a publisher works with an illustrator to develop a piece of artwork for a book or newspaper. Adam said ‘It was great to stand in front of such a fun audience talk to them about something I enjoy doing so much.’
Sylvia led a creative writing session for Y3 & Y4 reviewing the elements of fiction before discussing and practising different points of view.
With Y6 & Y7 she discussed some of the different types of professional writing; news writing, essay writing, advertising / copywriting, fiction writing, before commissioning pupils to try them out in groups.