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Lionel Primary School

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26th September 

European Day of Languages


Our assembly book this week has been the Latvian story: One House for All by Inese Zandere. We talked about how the book had been translated and this led us into a discussion about languages. The children were amazed to discover that there are over 200 European languages and that at Lionel our families speak 57 different languages!

Thursday 30th September


National Space Week & National Poetry Week


This week we have explored two events in assembly. The first was National Space week whose theme this year is Women In Space. To reflect this we shared the story Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed. The book explores the incredible story of real life astronaut Mae Jemison who was the first African American woman in space. Judging by the children's reaction she has inspired a future generation of budding astronauts! Our second event was marking National Poetry Day which fell on Thursday this week. We shared the book by presidential inaugural poet and activist Amanda Gorman: Change Sings, a child's anthem. This is a beautiful and moving poem reflecting how we have the power to make changes - big or small - in the world, in our communities and, most importantly, in ourselves. I also shared with Year 6 a poem by Karl Nova from his book Rhythm and Poetry. The poem Poetry?‚Äč demonstrates how rap can be one of the highest forms of poetry and is the voice of a generation.

Thursday 14th October


International Day for the Eradication of Poverty


This week our year group assemblies have recognized the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. We have shared the story The Invisible by Tom Percival. The story is about a young girl called Isabelle who, when her family fall on hard times, decides that she will make a difference. It is the story of those who are overlooked in our society - who are made to feel invisible - and why everyone has a place here. We all belong.