The Reading Tree
At the end of last year, our Reading Tree was positively blooming! Congratulations to all the children who achieved a place on the tree! It is wonderful to see so many children engaged with reading – the most powerful skill you can teach your child.
Did you know? “A love of books changes lives. Children who read for pleasure are likely to do better at school, as well as be more socially, culturally and emotionally prepared for life. In fact, reading enjoyment is more important for a child's educational success than their family's financial or social status.” (Book Trust)
A reminder that children should continue to read at least 4x per week at home to receive their 2 stampers which contribute to their reading leaves.
World Book Day
On Thursday 7th March, the whole school celebrated World Book Day. Children (and staff!) dressed up as their favourite book character and took part in lots of fun, book-based activities in class. Activities ranged from reenacting ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ using props (which the children thoroughly enjoyed); drawing a scenario depicting and describing what they would do to their teacher if they had 'the magic finger' (like the girl in the Roald Dahl book who turned her teacher into a cat!); writing character descriptions of their favourite characters; using ‘The Iron Man’ to visualize a scene and create a piece of art to represent it and creating a group story board based on WWII using historic artefacts. The children had a fantastic day and can’t wait for the ‘Share a Story’ even next Wednesday 13th March.