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A super week this week...why wouldn't it be with World Book Day added into the mix! 


This year, we tried to make it as exciting but as flexible as possible. We had children (and adults) in purchased costumes, homemade costumes or comfortably wearing their PJs and carrying their favourite books.


Alongside the excitement of costumes, the day included:


* A World Book Day assembly with Mr Leyshon

* Story writing competitions as a class (I loved hearing some of the ones that were completed)

* Bookmark Making

* Story in a jar entries

* Book swaps

* Reading across year groups

* Visits to the library 


All very exciting!!


I saw (and heard) children doing their favourite recommended reads and discussing their love of books and quality texts. I can't wait to see published work and class texts purchased for the school library. 


I also hope that children take away from the day that reading is SO important and key to any future learning. 


Please try to keep the love of reading and books going over the weekend and beyond. Remind children of what we can learn from reading and how the curriculum is centred around texts and knowledge. Please consider role-modelling reading yourselves and diving into a good book when you can. 


A reminder that reading can happen anywhere:


- Timetables at the bus stop

- Reading food products in shops

- Maps on the tram

- Leaflets in the community, GP surgeries and libraries

- Recipe books

- Using picture books to invent and create your own stories


Also, a reminder that Mr Leyshon will be inviting you into school soon to hear his views on hearing children read and gaining some ideas of how this can be done in the home. 




Mrs Bates