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Reading Challenge!

Children across all year groups at Pilgrim Academy took part in the Reading Challenge before the half term break.

Students were invited to take part in the challenge to celebrate their favourite things about reading and their favourite books and authors.

In Key Stage 1, Cygnets honoured one of their favourites The Gruffalo by creating crumble cakes inspired by Julia Donaldson’s classic tale.

Swans had a great afternoon celebrating their class reading book, The Faraway Tree. They decided to make elf houses and magic potion bottles just like in the story.

Key Stage 2 celebrated their favourite authors including David Walliams. In Otters class, they created colourful clothes for The Boy in The Dress to wear.

Kingfishers dedicated their afternoon to the much-loved Harry Potter series. The pupils created their own potions; including rat tails, children’s fingers and all manner of disgusting ingredients! They also had to play detectives to find all the mystical beasts hidden in a word search and created their own scenes of Diagon Alley.

In Turtles, the children chose to celebrate the author Roald Dahl, in particular three books: George's Marvellous Medicine, James and the Giant Peach and The BFG. They wrote poems, recipes and dreams and used watercolours to create beautiful pieces of art and literary combined.

Sea Stars honoured the classic book of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with chocolate tasting in the morning to identify taste, smell and texture. They then designed their own confectionary in the afternoon, creating a name, packaging and some imaginative properties to their sweets!

Orcas enjoyed tasting foods which are grown in the Amazon Rainforest and created some brilliant art work about their class book, The Explorer.

Blue Whales also celebrated The Explorer and used their artistic skills to create a portrait of a newly introduced character from the book, Abacaxi (or Baca for short).