Bellsquarry Primary School

An author comes to visit us!

What a wonderful week we’ve had! A short one but packed with lots of activities and new learning experiences. On Wednesday, we found out that a local author, Rachel McGaw was coming to visit us and read the story of Ruan the Little Red Squirrel.

On Thursday morning, she arrived with a picnic basket, out of which was poking a tufty little red tail! Rachel read us the story and spoke to us about where the ideas came from and how she went about writing her first children’s book. We had a huge list of questions for Rachel and learned such a lot about the work of an author. We shared some of our own writing with Rachel, including stories and poems. She said we were all budding authors and would like us to send some of our work to her so she has time to read something from everyone in P3/2.

We are now ready to follow up with our own research about the places Ruan went to and the animals he met. We have planned our Scottish assembly together,  which will include parts of the story, factual information about Scottish wildlife, some Scottish songs, music and dancing. We will also recite poems about Scotland,  written by P3/2 authors!


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