It was World Book Day on Thursday and both on the day and throughout the week, pupils have been involved in a wide range of reading activities. For part of the day, the teachers swapped classes to read to the children; Year 4 swapped with Nursery, Year 3 swapped with Reception, Year 5 swapped with Year 1 and Year 6 swapped with Year 2.
Each class has also been studying different authors:
- Nursery looked at Shirley Hughes’ ‘Alfie’ books and made their own bunting (referred to in the birthday story);
- Reception looked at Julia Donnaldson stories (there are 193 published books in total!) and they made masks and finger puppets based on some of the characters;
- Year 1 studied a different author every day this week; Shirley Hughes, AA Milne, Julia Donaldson, Michael Rosen and Tom Fletcher/Dougie Poynter. They also made sock puppets from the story ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak;
- Year 2 looked at ‘Paddington’ stories and made a marmalade sandwich;
- Year 3 studied the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ series of books and made dragon models;
- Year 4 read ‘Newspaper Boy and Origami Girl’ and looked at superhero themed comics and books, wrote their own stories and made vehicles and designed gadgets for their superheroes;
- Year 5 read ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’, looking at and comparing 3 different versions then writing their own;
- Year 6 looked at ‘The Tunnel’ by Anthony Browne then produced collages to make their own settings.
Each pupil has come home with a £1 World Book Day token together with the latest Scholastic magazine. World Book Day tokens can be used in participating book shops but can also be used when purchasing any scholastic books. If you wish to make a purchase, please complete and return the form located in the middle pages of the magazine together with payment and book token by the deadline of Friday 20th March.