SVPS Virtual Book Club

12 June 2020
SVPS Virtual Book Club

Since half term, our two new book clubs have started meeting once a week.

The Junior Book Club (Y3-4) have been discussing “The Explorer” by Katherine Rundell at 2.00pm on Wednesdays.

The Senior Book Club (Y5-6) have been exploring the Amazon, too, with Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson on Fridays at 2.00pm.

It’s not too late if your child would like to join; just drop Mrs Dallamore or Mr Watkins a line and they can add you to the Team!

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    12 February 2021
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