As we approach the end of week 2 already (!) there has been so much to celebrate again at our school.
Yesterday the whole school took part in a wonderful story day where each class read and enjoyed their own story and then the entire day’s teaching and learning focused on that book. Sharing stories such as ‘The Wolf that cried boy’ and ‘The day I swapped my dad for two goldfish’, all of the children were so immersed in their learning and our love of reading and literature as a school really showed.
At the end of the day we all came together for an assembly and it was a real joy to see how much the children had learnt from their day in the way that each class presented their stories. Thank you to the staff for their hard work and preparation in making days like these a success and to the children for working so hard. I think we all found out something new about a book we might go and read now…
From the moment I opened the door at 8.55am this morning, I knew that we were going to have a wonderful day. I was not wrong. Standing in front of the assembled school it was so lovely to see how everyone – children, staff and adults – had made such a superb effort to all come as their favourite book character to celebrate World Book Day. With everyone from Where’s Wally to Goldilocks and The Boy in the Dress to Harry Potter, all types of books and stories were represented and it demonstrated what a love of reading our school has.
In class the fun continued throughout the day, with the staff all having planned some fantastic learning activities for the children, all centered around reading and books. Furthermore, a whole school reading session, with older children pairing with younger children made the day even more special and a special announcement from Mrs Hannam of an extreme reading award has now got everyone thinking how best to create that perfect photo of themselves reading!
In all it was another day to be proud of what we have at our school and a perfect way to mark the occasion. Here are some photos of the fun we had: