The Wonderful Sophy Henn!


Today, we were SO lucky! Sophy Henn came to spend the day in our school- and everyone just loved her! Sophy’s book, ‘Almost Anything’, won the 2018 North Somerset Teacher’s Book Awards Picture Book Category and we are all huge fans of her books!


Sophy started by talking to our year 6 children- all 90 of them- who really enjoyed listening to her advice about writing, drawing and…well, almost anything! When she taught them how to draw Bad Nana, the results were incredible- even the adults had a go! The children were so proud of themselves and asked so many brilliant questions.


After lunch, Sophy spoke to the Year 1 and 2 children. She introduced them to her ‘Lifesize’ book and all its fascinating facts. Who knew a giant squid was so big?!


Sophy also showed the children how her character Pom Pom started life as a comic strip and taught them to draw ‘Where Bear’. So many children wanted books signed- it was a delight to see so many happy, excited readers, clutching their new books.


Next, the Year 3,4 and 5 children had their turn. They also learned how to draw Bad Nana and listened to Sophy reading to them from her book. The time flew by and all too soon it was the end of the day. Sophy signed yet more books before her final session of the day when Reception children were joined by their parents for a lovely story session. So many came - it was wonderful !


We had the most amazing day and cannot thank Sophy enough for joining us and inspiring our children to read, draw and to be the best they can be. There have been so many lovely comments from staff, parents and children. We hope she is able to come back one day soon!


We would also like to thank Alistair from Books on the Hill for coming to sell books for us.