Welcome back and a happy new year from Drake and Stark Class. This week in English / Topic lessons we will be writing final drafts of our letters to send to Sarah Stewart in America. She is the author of The Gardener, the book we were studying before Christmas. Writing as Lydia Grace Finch, the young girl in the story who leaves home to live with her uncle in the city, the children have written letters home to Mama, Papa and Grandma about great plans to turn a disused roof terrace into a beautiful garden to ‘make Uncle Jim smile!’ In November Mr Hubery contacted the author to see if she would be prepared to receive copies of the children’s letters. She replied the next day to say she’d be delighted. We’ll let you know what happens!