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…
Once again school has been buzzing with language and creativity as the children had fun taking part in a whole school story day. With each class taking a focus story, from Aliens Love Underpants and The Magic Bed in Thistle and Clover Class to The Wolf that Cried Boy in Lotus and Anansi the Spider in Orchid, each class had a day filled with opportunities to extend their writing skills.
We strive to continually improve our reading year on year and the teachers all worked so hard to prepare a day of exciting and engaging learning based entirely around the one fantastic book, with this being an ideal way to develop cross curricular writing, reading, speaking and listening and spelling. Everyone had such a great time and the children were completely immersed in their activities.
We also started our whole school read for the first time. At least once a month classes will now be pairing for 20 minutes during the day so that older children and younger children have the opportunity to read together, enjoy books and learn from each other. This is something that we think will have a huge benefit for our entire school community.
To end the day yesterday we then had a whole school assembly and shared our learning from the day. The enthusiasm and excitement with which the children shared their learning from Story Day was a joy to see and we are already looking forward to the next one!
Here are some photos I took of the children completely enjoying their learning throughout the day: