Book Week 27th February-3rd March 2017
Pupils and staff had a fantastic week taking part in lots of book related activities. This year’s theme was ‘The Power of a Picture’ and pupils had the opportunity to use lots of interesting and stimulating images across the curriculum. In English lessons, pupils discussed the power of images and wrote stories based on a picture they had studied.
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In Maths lessons, pupils used pictures to support their learning of a range of mathematical concepts.
Pupils from Nursery to Year 2 were treated to a special storytelling session in the magical cabin. Our storyteller Elaine brought along her special four legged friend Pudsey, and pupils loved hearing her tell stories about animals. Some pupils even got to give Pudsey a tasty treat and take him for a walk!
“The storytelling was my favourite part of the week. I loved Pudsey!” (Sandra, K1)
Some of our most passionate Year 6 readers ran a Book Sale from Monday to Thursday after school. Lots of pupils visited the Book Sale many times during the week to buy several books at a time. Many thanks to The Book People for providing us with a wide range of very reasonably priced books!
“We really enjoyed running the book sale as it was unlike anything we have done in school before. We had to use skills such as calculating quickly, interacting with others and promoting the books to customers. The book sale got very busy at times, so it was good to work under pressure as we will be doing more things like this when we go to secondary school. It was a great experience.” (Efemena, Kebba, Shane, Ridah and Yalebonbor , Year 6)
World Book Day
Thursday 2nd March was World Book Day, and pupils and staff took part in lots of exciting activities throughout the day. We enjoyed dressing up as our favourite book characters, and the best dressed pupils were announced in Friday’s assembly. Yusuf in S6D won first prize for his fantastic Gandalf from Lord of the Rings Costume. 2nd prize went to Arissa in FRP for her beautiful homemade Tinkerbell costume, and 3rd prize was awarded to Victoria in W4S for her quirky version of the Mad Hatter. Well done to these creative children!
In the afternoon, all pupils and staff took part in a ‘Big Read’ where everyone read together at the same time. After school, we held our annual Book Quiz in the Big Hall which was hosted by our fantastic quizmaster, Mr Wood! Pupils, parents and staff worked together to answer a range of questions on popular children’s’ books. The winning team was ‘The Year Sixes’ who managed to get a full score. Parents who attended the quiz had very positive feedback, commenting that there was a good range of questions and that they and their children found the quiz very enjoyable.
On the last day of Book Week, all classes were working hard putting the finishing touches to their art work, which were submitted as part of a whole school competition. The brief was to produce a piece of whole class art based on a book that pupils had been read to them. Pupils had to use their visualisation skills to draw characters, settings and events as they listened to the story. The quality of work produced was outstanding, and it was clear staff and pupils had worked extremely hard! The winning class was W3M, who produced amazing detailed drawings based on the book ‘The Stinky Cheese Man.’ 2nd prize went to K1A, with their spooky silhouette drawings from the book ‘The Foggy, Foggy Forest.’ 3rd prize was awarded to W2S, who incorporated a unique goggle design to show their visualisations when listening to the story ‘The Wise Doll.’ Well done to all of our competitors!