Upper Beeding Primary School: Author Cathy Watts visits KS1Cathy Watts, author of the Sandies series of books, visited Upper Beeding Primary School to tell the children in Key Stage 1 all about the Sandies, the little folk who live under the beach huts at Hove Lagoon.
She did a super assembly where she read to the children, talked about her writing and showed them sea treasures that she has discovered at the beach.
Cathy then visited each classroom to work with the children to enable them to write their own class Sandies story - the children had some super ideas. Cathy also let the children explore her seaside treasures more closely.
The afternoon saw all the children being able to make their own beach hut, based on the beach huts at Hove Lagoon.
A super day was had by all, and has really helped to enhance the KS1 Summer Term topic 'At the Seaside', but this is only the start of the adventure. All the children will get to visit Cathy at her very own beach hut during our trip to Brighton seafront and Hove Lagoon after half term.
Report submitted by Mrs Debbie Gilpin, Key Stage 1 Leader.