World Book Day

To celebrate world book day, pupils took part in a range of book related activities.

Year 2 and Year 6 pupils engaged in some paired reading where the older children read a favourite book to the younger children. The children read aloud to Year 6 who were very impressed with their reading skills!

Year 2 also went on a book character hunt around the school.

Pupils in Year 6 took part in a live session with a focus on reading for pleasure and they engaged in a range of interactive activities. The key components of different genres were identified and pupils created characters for short stories. They also got creative and wrote a twist for a familiar story.

We are holding a Book Drive and would love to receive any good quality children’s books. The books donated will benefit both pupils in our school and disadvantaged children in the UK. In school, the books will be added to our year group library stock to offer even greater choice for readers. Books that we are unable to make use of in school will be donated to the Children’s Book Project charity which gifts donated books to targeted communities across the UK. In the UK 1 in 4 disadvantaged children owns fewer than 10 books, whilst 1 in 8 has none at all. This has an impact not only on these children’s academic outcomes but also on their wellbeing, emotional development and sense of themselves as a reader. We will gratefully accept any children’s books in good condition so please have a search for any books that your children have grown out of. Alternatively, you may wish to purchase an old favourite to donate. There will be drop off points in each base area in school and also in the main office. The closing date for book donations will be Friday 24th March 2023.