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National Storytelling Week is a yearly event run by the Society for Storytelling that celebrates the tradition of storytelling and aims to inspire a whole new generation of storytellers. This week at MSJ to celebrate National Storytelling Week our youngest pupils have been taking part in a variety of challenges, creating some wonderful stories and illustrations. 


Year 6 pupils have been excitedly sharing their written work about a night in an eerie bookshop. Their writing had to include a mechanical monkey, a cat called Erwin, and books that are by no means normal! This was all linked to their class text, 'Malamander' by Thomas Taylor.

And after some of their work was shared on social media, Year 6 were delighted to receive comments on Twitter from the Author himself!

"How wonderful. And that's some of the neatest work I've ever seen! Please send Year 6 my eeriest best wishes"



EYFS and KS1 pupils have been creating and illustrating their own stories about traveling in a time machine for the ISA Young Storytellers competition. We've been forwards and backwards in time, almost been eaten and found a rainbow carrot on the way! What an adventure! 

Year 4 pupils have been busy completing a story challenge, set by Cressida Cowell, creating some beautiful stories and illustrations linked to their class text, "How To Train Your Dragon". Listen to Evie read hers out to the class, below: