On Thursday, pupils from Year 5 & 6 were challenged to dust off their writing skills and put them to good use composing imaginative and impressive pieces of text. It was an opportunity to showcase their authorial flair by using a spectacular array of adventurous vocabulary and sophisticated sentence structures to engage the reader. They were ably guided by our Literacy team together with Mrs. Robertson, a Pobble trainer, who enthralled and inspired an enthusiastic audience of 100 at a time.

This was the first of three Pobble Days to be held once every term. Now you may be wondering exactly what Pobble is. Let me explain – it is essentially about creating a community of school-aged authors who may have their writing published online. Children are motivated to produce their best work every time they put pen to paper as they know they are writing for a real audience, one that could be worldwide. In addition to having the opportunity of having their own writing uploaded and published, Pobble will give students to chance to evaluate the online work of others – an invaluable tool in developing assessment capable learners. With this in mind, Pobble will support our goal of becoming a Visible Learning school, creating articulate and independent students who know how they are currently performing and understand the steps they will need to take to further improve.

After their initial Pobble session, our Year 5 & 6 pupils were deservedly proud of their endeavours and our Literacy team were too. With your permission, Pobble will alert you to the published work of your child so that you likewise may share in their sense of achievement and celebrate their success. If you are a parent or carer of a child in KS2, please look out for the Pobble permission slip attached to L’Hebdo to be returned for your child to fully participate in this exciting opportunity. If you have already done so, thank you very much.

Mrs Ashelford