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Book Week

The reading buzz could be felt throughout...

The reading buzz could be felt throughout the school during Book Week.  Here some of the things we have been getting up to through the eyes of Miss Caldwell:


On Monday - I went into the Nursery and found Year 6 in there. Each Nursery child was sitting with a Year 6 buddy who was reading them a story. The children didn’t even notice me come in the room as they were so captivated and engrossed in their books. In Year 3 the children were busy with a shopping basket on the Scholastic website – they were choosing £100 worth of books for their class library.


On Tuesday - There were so many smiley faces leaving school as each child clutched their new book. Year 2 to Year 6 had been to Waterstones to exchange their World Book Day vouchers and Nursery, Reception and Year 1 exchanged them at school. Every child in the school had a new book – how wonderful. Mr Whitehead and Miss Hogan swapped classes in the afternoon to read a story to the children. Mr Whitehead read ‘The Jungle Run’ to Nursery and Miss Hogan read ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ to Year 1.


On Wednesday – I walked through the hall and Year 5 was practising their oral storytelling which they will be performing to Year 3 (their buddy class) on Friday. Each class this week has rehearsed and performed to their buddy class. Listen out on the school website next week as we will be publishing our oral stories.


On Thursday – All the children came through the gates dressed up in creative and imaginative book character costumes. Well done to all the adults who helped at home to make it a special day.


On Friday – A storyteller… enthralled the children today with a variety of genres. We were entertained and inspired by traditional tales of old, showing how we can keep the same story going for years and years; Greek myths, with interesting ideas for natural phenomena; pirate adventures on the high seas, “Arghh matey!” and that really rather sneaky crocodile being caught out. What a fantastic end to a week filled with a Books, Books and more Books.


Book Week may be over for this year, but keep the Reading Buzz growing at home as we continue to do the same in school.