Monty the penguin

Each year, UK department store, John Lewis, hires a team to create a special ad for the Christmas season. These ads are excellent examples of persuasive visual texts.


John Lewis Christmas advert 2014 – #MontyThePenguin


Flock Associates – John Lewis: The Making of Monty the Penguin 2014


John Lewis Christmas advert 2013 – The bear & the hare


John Lewis Christmas advert 2012 – The journey


John Lewis Christmas advert 2011 – The long wait

Same ad, with a different music track:

John Lewis Christmas advert 2011 [Alternate]


John Lewis Christmas advert 2010 – This feeling inside


John Lewis Christmas advert 2009 – Sweet child of mine


John Lewis Christmas advert 2008 – From me to you [Extended studio version]


John Lewis Christmas advert 2007 – Shadow

UPDATES:


John Lewis Christmas advert 2016 – #BustertheBoxer


John Lewis Christmas advert 2015 – #ManOnTheMoon

Goldilocks and porridge

Three bears
The three bears at Penrith PS!
(These bear toys are from the picture book, You’re all my favourites by Sam McBratney & Anita Jerum.)

To enhance our Term 2 study of fairy tales, Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 students will be using the picture book, Goldilocks and the three bears (Picture lions series, Collins, 1990) by James Marshall, and these Youtube clips this week:


Goldilocks and the three bears – Kids Stories – LearnEnglish Kids British Council

From the BBC programme “Nigel’s simple cooking”, host Nigel Slater meets the 2008 World Porridge Making Champion, Ian Bishop, to find out the secret of perfect porridge:


Porridge

Digital stories:

The three bats, a digital fairy tale by Class 1/2H (in the year 2010), loosely based on “Goldilocks and the three bears”

Mr E and the three bears, a digital fairy tale by the other half of Class 1/2H (2010), also based on “Goldilocks”.

Exciting new books – and their book trailers

Happy Book Week!


In the lion book trailer
The new picture book by James Foley!


Unforgotten book trailer
The new picture book by Tohby Riddle!

I also bought “Too many elephants in this house” by Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner. While there is no trailer, as yet, I still love Andrew’s Youtube clip promoting their previous picture book, “The terrible plop!”:

More displays for Book Week

Penrith champions read
Penrith champions read – in 2012!

That's not a daffodil
Lots of the students didn’t know what daffodils looked like. Luckily, Daffodil Day is coming up!

4W That's not a daffodil
4W’s poster for the book.

Daffodil

More Book Week displays from the classes have been arriving in the school library:

45E Champions read
4/5E decided to create a display using the 2012 theme for Book Week

KB Squish Rabbit
KB presents “Squish Rabbit”

A close-up of one of the Squish portraits:
Squish

It’s Rabbit Season:
Rabbits read

KI No bears
There are no bears in KI…

… or so we thought:
KI No bears... or so we thought

Watch a slideshow of all of these displays (and more as they are added) HERE!

Celebrating National Simultaneous Storytime

NSS Lion, Zebra, Moose and Bear

Today, our whole school participated in the annual ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime with a reading of Nick Bland’s “The very cranky bear”.

NSS Sheep and Bear

The hearing support unit used a Youtube presentation in Auslan. It was so well done that, after I’d read the book to the Stage 1 group who’d used the school library as their venue today, we decided to play the Auslan performance as well.

NSS National Simultaneous Storytime 2012

NSS IWB presentation

NSS Auslan presentation

National Simultaneous Storytime
is an eagerly-anticipated annual event!

NSS Ian and puppets

What’s new in the library?

I haven’t had a chance to post pics of the new items that have recently taken residence in the school library to kick off the 2012 school year:

Blue chair
A chair that is a perfect match for the deep teal colour of our fabric-covered walls. I inherited this from my parents’ place.

Study chair
An old study chair that someone tossed out for recycling.

Quick reads
Newly-stickered (with ubiquitous round yellow dots on the spine) “Quick read” books on the old spinner rack.

Footstool
A footstool from my parents’ place that is proving popular with K-2 browsers.

Jokes in a basket
A little recycled hamper basket now keeps the ever-popular Jokes & Riddles books from cluttering the Non Fiction shelves.

Co-teacher chairs
My ergonomic chair has now been joined by a co-teacher chair for team-teaching.

Curio frames
These stackable photo frame cubes also hold little artifacts (currently holding some small plastic animals and a few wayward Smurfs).

Paddington Bear
Paddington Bear, donated by Mrs Newbold. Found in a second hand store at a bargain price!

Enter Cranky Bear, Stage right

Cranky Bear
“The very cranky bear” by Nick Bland

I saw these at Christmas, but the picture book has been announced as this year’s ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime title. Just had to have me a Cranky Bear. Found him today in Dymocks, in the CBD.

See you on 23rd May, Cranky Bear!

Cast of The very cranky bear
The resident library puppets greet the Cranky Bear.