Welcome back to our reading page 2019/20!
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!
Reading Week, November 2019
This year our reading week was themed around picture books and we chose one book to be our whole school focus, 'Journey' by Aaron Becker.
The children became invested in the story and there were numerous ideas from the children as to what would happen next and exploring the charcters even though there were no words.
Have a look at the link below to find out more about Aaron Becker, the amazing illustrator who created the book.
September 30th 2019
Elmer is a wonderful series of books by David McKee about an elephant who is unique becasue of his patchwork colours and goes on adventures with his animal friends.
All around the North East giant Elmers can be found and codes unlocked on a special APP to earn prizes, all in aid of St Oswalds Hospice . All of the Elmers have been decorated by local artists and are stunning pieces of artwork in their own right. They can be seen until the beginning of November so get hunting! Follow the link below for more information.
One of our favourite reading things to do in school is to have class readers. These are novels which year groups read as a class and which link with their current topic work. Children share a copy one between two but sometimes children like to bring their own copy into school.
We are always looking for new and exciting books which we think would appeal to the girls and the boys; which will give extra knowledge about their current topics and which will inspire children to read more.
Year 1 read shorter books around a theme and often choose an author to focus on.
Have a look at the books being read this term - can you work out what their topics must be?
Year 1 - Traditional Tales
Year 2 - The Great Fire of London by Gillian Clements
Year 3 - Stig of the Dump by Clive King
Year 4 - Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo
Year 5 and 6 - Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll