Graham, Carol and Henry from the Pop Project visited school to share their love of books and music with everyone.
The first books we looked at were about animals. We enjoyed singing The Lion Sleeps at Night. Graham told us about two animal books that he liked. Paddington Bear by Michael Bond and Mog the Forgetful Cat by Judith Kerr. Carol told us about one of her favourite animals books, The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling and we sang The Bare Necessities.
Next we looked at poetry books and we listened for the rhyming words in the book Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Alan Ahlberg. Graham shared one of his favourite poems with us, The Owl and the Pussy Cat by Edward Lear. We also talked about the people who drew, painted or created the pictures for books; the illustrators.
We looked at the book The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl and discussed the illustrations drawn by Quentin Blake. We sang See you Later Alligator by Bill Haley and the Comets. The Elmer books were written and illustrated by David McKee.
We talked about what made a book a fantasy book and thought of some fantasy stories we knew. Connie dressed up as Alice from the book Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. We sang a fantasy song by the Beatles called Yellow Submarine.
The next genre we explored was Adventure. We talked about Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. We went on our own adventure and walked 500 miles whilst singing I would walk 500 miles by The Proclaimers. We also looked at the adventure Peter Pan went on in Never Never Land. Peter Pan was written by JM Barrie.
The final type of book we looked at was Humour. We laughed at I want my Potty by Tony Ross.
Everyone had a wonderful afternoon and we would like to thank The Pop Project for bringing so many books to life and for all the wonderful songs to accompany the different genres.
Also a huge thank you to the Friends of Greasby Infant School for paying for this event. It has really helped our Literacy Week to go with a swing!