Reading Week (Monday 29th February – Friday 4th March 2016)

March 8, 2016

Last week, we all had lots of fun with books and reading in our whole school reading week. Just look how much we packed into the week!

On Monday, each class introduced their theme for the week and began work on exciting and creative reading displays for the hall.

On Tuesday, lots of parents from Reception to Year Four attended a reading workshop about reading at home and then spent some time reading with their own children back in their classrooms. The workshop was a great success and the children had a lovely time reading with their parents. A big thank you to Mrs Colombi and Mrs Stevens for preparing the reading workshop!

Wednesday saw a visit from children’s author and illustrator, Tim Stead and each class had a fantastic time looking at his portfolio of illustrations, listening to him read some of his brilliant books and asking him lots of interesting questions. There was a colouring competition, using one of his character illustrations and the children were very creative in thinking up ways to colour their picture! Some year six children were also able to work more closely with Tim and had a go at illustrating in the style he had shown them, with some exceptional results. Finally, at the end of the day, Tim even had some time left to sign copies of his books, which were for sale in the hall. We all had a fantastic day. Thank you to Tim for coming in and to Mrs Stevens again for organising his visit!

Thursday was World Book Day and we all got dressed up as our favourite book characters and brought in a book that we loved. The teaching staff all dressed as characters from Alan Ahlberg’s Happy Families books and the children had fun guessing who we all were!

On Friday, we finished off our week of reading fun by sharing some of the work we had done during the week. Rowan Class shared their super work from their session with Tim Stead and talked about their current class novel, “Wonder” by R J Palacio; Oak Class shared the amazing work they have been doing using the book “Ug” by Raymond Briggs, as well as their work on cave paintings; Beech Class entertained us with some fabulous scenes from E. B. White’s book “Charlotte’s Web”; Willow Class read us the story of “The Incredible Book Eating Boy” by Oliver Jeffers, with superb actions from year two and finally Ash Class presented Julia Donaldson’s “The Gruffalo” to us, with brilliant narrating and actions!

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