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Reading

Welcome back to our reading page 2018/19!

 

Find out what is happening around school by looking at our reading page.

If you have any ideas for anything else you would like to see then have a chat with Mrs Russell. 

Enjoy our page!

 

 

Thursday 7th March 
We had a fantastic WBD and it was lovely to see so many children dressed up as their favourite book characters.

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Lots of parents came in to share stories and make a bookmark. The corner bookmarks looked super when they were finished and Year 6 got very creative and created some super creations! Thank you to all of the parents who took part 😀

We had a ‘character hunt’ around school and the children got very competitive! Do you know your ‘Wimpy Kid’ from your ‘Harry Potter’?

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Year 1 shared a book called ‘Love’ and painted pictures of the main character and made biscuits to share with a loved one. It was a busy day in Year 1!

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Year 1 and 2 shared stories together and they all seeemd to enjoy the opportunity 😀.

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Wednesday 6th March

 

Thursday 7th March is World Book Day!

 

See below for all of the information about what will be happening in school. We hope to see parents and carers in classes at 9:00am to share  a story and make a book mark!

 

The World Book Day website is excellent with lots of resources and activities so you might want to have a little look.

What is happening in school on World Book Day?

Tuesday 5th February

 

Our Reading Champions have been looking at all things World Book Day to get some ideas for what we could do on the day.

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Monday 21st January

Our Reading Champions got into pairs today and chose a book they could both read. They plan to get back together to talk about what they have read and hopefully they will enjoy the books so much they will want to recommend them to you. Watch this space to see how they get on!

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Monday 14th January
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Wednesday 5th December

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Monday 26th November

 

We have our first book recommendation created by our reading chanmpions. Have a little look and watch out for more!

How much does a ladybird weigh?

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Wednesday 21st November

 

It has been lovely to see children sharing books during lunchtime. The reading champions have also been on hand to read books and can be found in the Play Base during most lunchtimes. Would you like to pop in and read during lunchtime? Then come on in!

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Monday 12th November

 

Our Reading Champions are up and running again and you will see them at lunchtimes reading in the Play Base, reading with children in Reception and doing other reading jobs around school. They are all happy to talk to you about books or help you choose a book so please just ask.

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Have a look at our 'I can . . . ' sheets for each year group. You might find them interesting to look at, at home, and your parents may find them helpful to see what you are learning in school.

 

From reading the 'I can . . . ' statements, what do you think you are good at? What do you think you need to work on?

Friday 26th October

We had a fantastic end to our poetry week with our first ever Poetry Concert.

 

40 children from across school learned a poem and performed it in front of the whole school!

 

The Reception children learned a poem as a year group and gave a superb performance in front of everyone with super confidence and expression.

 

Everyone was incredibly impressed with all of the children and we had two performances chosen by our special guest, Eric Ferguson, who were awarded books.

 

It was so successful that you should watch this space in case we choose to have another! smiley

Wednesday 24th October
We had a fabulous performance poet in school today - Jim MacCool’s Interactive Poetry and Song Show - and he made us all smile from ear to ear! All of the children from Reception to Year 6 took part and enjoyed the rousing performance. This was a memorable part of our brilliant poetry week.
Tuesday 23rd October
We have had  another poetry homework superstar today!
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Two Year 4 superstars wrote poems about ‘diversity’ to enter into the Premier League Primary Stars Poetry competition. I think we could have some potential winners!
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Thank you to all of the parents and family members who have popped into school this week to share poetry with their children. It has been great to see so many of you come into school and the children have loved it .

Monday 22nd October

 

Reading week is here! Let’s get poetic!

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The book fair is back! There are some superb books to buy and lots of bargains just in time for Christmas  - come shopping!
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We have lots happening in school this week to celebrate poetry.

Already there have been children reading in the ‘Poetry Corner’ at lunchtime, sharing poems with each other and starting to learn them off by heart ready for our ‘Poetry Concert’ on Friday. What a super start to the week!

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Wednesday 17th October
Reading week, with a POETRY theme starts next week. Already a Year 1 super star has been collecting poems at home and brought them into school to share with the class - what a brilliant effort!
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Tuesday 16th October
There were some super reading skills being practised in Year 4 today. They were scanning the text for key pieces of information and they were quick! If you want some super scanning top tips then Year 4 is the place to go!
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Monday 8th October

What a busy day we have had today!

 

One of our Year 2 children has been inspired by his topic - Superheroes - and after all of the books they have read in class, he went home and created his own book with the help of his dad. Take a look, it’s super!

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During lunchtime, it was great to see some of our children sharing books from the ‘Diversity’ display. They took turns reading and sharing the books. Well done girls!
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Monday 17th September
We had a Summer Reading Challenge and these children kept super records of all of their summer reading. Non-fiction, poetry, picture books, novels and newspapers were read and we have been dazzled by the enthusiastic comments and quantity of summer reading. Well done!
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We also had some books donated to school today which will be seen in the playtime resources and in Mrs Russell’s office as she can’t resist reading ‘The Sleeping Army’ by Francesca Simon before anyone else!   
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10th September

 

We already have a Super Learner! Our super keen year 6 has been reading throughout the holidays and has come back to school with enthusiasm and brilliant reading skills. Mrs Preshous was dazzled today and is looking forward to seeing more from this talented young man - keep it up! 

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Classes have great plans for class readers this term. They are displayed around school and have a little look below at what you will see. Have a chat with other children and ask about their reading and if they would recommend their book. 😀

 

Can you work out which book is for which year group?

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5th September 

 

Around school today, children have already been reading and choosing new reading books! It is super to see our super readers setting the example! Well done everyone!

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