Across the school, we have taken part in various activities to promote 'You are a reader' for World Book Day. We have dressed up in our pajamas and brought in our favorite stories to share at school. We have also enjoyed hot chocolate and biscuits!! The whole school have had fun with our Masked Reader quiz - they were able to see who was behind the mask! It was also important for the children to see their teachers as readers too - we read extracts of our favorite stories to the different classes in our key stage.
We have also taken part in the BBC Teach Live lesson to support reading for
We have based our English lessons this week around high-quality texts that explore diversity and inclusion. These texts also explored the rights of a child:
Article 3 - The best interests of the child must be a top priority.
Article 13 - Every child must be free to express their thoughts and opinions.
Article 28 - Every child has the right to an education.
Article 29 - Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.
Article 31 - Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.
Foundation and KS1
Our English this week has been based on 'Look Up!' by Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola.
We have explored a variety of different characters from stories this week. We had to decide which characters would make the best characters!
We really enjoyed when Year 5 and 6 came to read to us and share stories at the end of the week!
We have based our English work on the book 'Double Felix' by Sally Harris. We have created worry dolls and 'safe spaces' out of shoe boxes to highlight places where we can go to calm down. We have also written instructions on 'How to Calm Ourselves' to go with our shoe boxes.
Year 3 and 4 have also had the opportunity to take part in a poetry session with Michael Rosen himself through the Children's Bookshow.
As our writing unit this term is 'Writing to Inform', we have based our English on 'Hidden Figures'. We have discussed that everyone should have the right to have equal opportunities regardless of race or gender.
Children in Year 5 and 6 began the week with a 'Book Tasting' session to sample a variety of different genres: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, newspapers, magazines and picture books were just some of them sampled!
We have also created story boxes to promote some of the 'Books to try before you leave Primary School' display in school as well as some of our ultimate favorite books!
Year 5 and 6 have also had the opportunity to take part in a poetry session with Michael Rosen himself through the Children's Bookshow.
To finish off the week, Year 5 and 6 shared stories with Foundation and KS1 to promote a love of reading!