Thursday 3rd March, we will be celebrating World Book Day. This year, we will be inviting the children to bring in their favourite book to share with their class during the day. The children will be having a non-curriculum day, where they will be taking part in exciting activities linked to reading.
The World Book Day website has lots of information and activities that you could do at home. World Book Day tokens are back in paper form this year and they will be sent home with your child on Monday 28th February for you to use towards a book. This could be one of the special £1 World Book Day titles or towards the cost of a book of your choosing. Purple Mash also has ‘serial mash’ that has a whole host of books, tools and author profiles that are a great resource to be used at home.
We are pleased to announce that The Masked Reader will be back this year so get your detective skills ready to record your guesses throughout the week. The first videos will go live on our website on Monday 28th February and there will be additional videos added daily. The children will be recording their guesses in class and it will be great if you can take part at home too. All will be revealed on Friday 4th March. Who is behind the mask?
The children will be taking part in the school reading quiz during celebration assembly on Friday 4th March. The successful class with the most points will be earning some gems to add to their house pots.
We are also pleased to announce the official opening of our library on Thursday 3rd March and we are hoping that the Newbury Weekly News will be coming in for our official launch. The library has been extended and now houses both infant and junior sections for fiction and non-fiction books. The children are bringing home a library book weekly and have the opportunity to return and exchange for a new book or keep the one they are reading until they have finished it.
Simon Murray will be visiting the school on Tuesday 8th March to do an author visit for years 1,2,3 and 4. Years 5 and 6 will be attending virtual author visits over the course of the year. Year 6 enjoyed a webinar with Adam Hill recently and they learned about his process for writing and drew their own front covers. His message to the children was clear – if you want to write, then just write!