Reading Week

Date: 8th Dec 2016 @ 1:27pm

I would like to say a massive thank you to all of your support throughout Book Week.

Our Book Fair was really generously supported and we managed to raise over £400 to help to buy new resources for our library.

Book Week started with a brilliant dress up day; lots of children came dressed as their favourite book characters and were able to talk about their character. It was great to see so many children who had made some fantastic costumes!

On Tuesday, Key Stage 1 had a visit from Ditton Library and they got to enjoy a story being read to them by the librarian. Key Stage 2 visited Ditton Library on Thursday and Friday and took part in a Digital Learning Session; they found out and got to use some of the websites and resources the library has available to them. We thought that these were particularly useful for when children are completing research and homework tasks at home or if they have a keen interest in something and want to find out more.

We were so pleased with all the fantastic books that were donated for our Book Swap. The children were incredibly lucky to take home someone else's book for just 20p! Thank you so much for all of your donations! 

Throughout the week, all of the classes focused their English around the book 'The Day The Crayons Quit' (I have attached a video clip of the story being read so you can enjoy it too). It was great to see that the classes all took something different from the story and used it as a stimulus for their writing. Samples of the writing from Reception through to Year 6 will be on display in the heart of the school after Christmas.

We also held a KS1 Book Cover competition, KS2 Short Story competition and a reading in obscure places Twitter competition. I was really impressed with the effort that went into the entries and it was very difficult to pick one winner! The winner of the Book Cover competition was Daniel Houghton-Butler in Year 2. The Lower Key Stage 2 Short Story winner was Megan McDonnell and the winner of the Upper Key Stage 2 Short Story competition was Alisha Talukder. It was really entertaining seeing all of the photos on Twitter; Liverpool's mascot and WIRE FM even got involved! The winner of our Twitter competition was Lilly Radley who was reading her book whilst sat on top of her extremely tidy and well-organised bookcase! Well done to all of our winners who received a voucher to spend at our Book Fair.

It wouldn't have been such a successful and enjoyable week without the support from all of those involved. Thank you very much! If you would like to get involved with any initiatives to support reading within the school, please speak to your child's class teacher or me; we are always very grateful for any additional support!

Thanks again,

Miss Hopkins.


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