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Author of the Month

This month, we launched Jackie Morris as June's Author of the Month. During assembly, we discovered that Jackie is a British writer and illustrator who has worked on several publications. Jackie is well-known for her work with Robert Macfarlane on 'The Lost Words'. This iconic book was created on the back of a response to the removal of everyday nature words like: "acorn", "bluebell", "kingfisher" and "wren" - from a widely used children’s dictionary - because those words were not being used enough by children and were going missing from the dictionary/children’s vocabulary. The children were exposed to some of the spells from the book during assembly, as well as watch a video about how the book addressed why it is important that children spend time outdoors and learn everyday nature words.


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