World Book Day 2021
As this year's WBD was during lockdown, we had to be creative about how we shared our love of books. During live lessons, teachers read their classes one of their favourite books and initiated book-talk discussions. In Year 6, children delved into the first chapters of Cogheart and took inspirations to design and describe their own mechanimals. Year 4 read an extract from The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse and then created their own piece of art work taking inspiration from Charlie Mackesy. Year 2 heard The Ugly Five and then created character descriptions. Red classes loved listening to Dinosaurs Love Underpants and then designed their own underpants.. Take a look at some of the children's great work completed at school...
Don't forget, if your child is looking for some inspiration about which book to read next they can choose from their classes recommended reads or visit https://www.lovereading.co.uk/ the UK’s leading book recommendation website. It's their mission to promote a love of books and reading to all by offering the tools, advice and information needed to help children find their next favourite book.
World Book Day 2019
Firstly, thank you very much for all of your efforts with the children’s costumes for World Book day – there was a wonderful array of book characters. We have had a fantastic day celebrating all things books. The Book Swap Shop was a huge success with a great assortment of books for the children to choose from and it was lovely to see so many parents popping in this afternoon to read with their children – thank you for your support.
The children have enjoyed a range of activities this morning, exploring a range of books:
“There is a new story called ‘Awesome Man’ which is about superheros so we designed our own superheroes for the story.”
“My new book from the Book Swap Shop is the Girl with the Ink and Stars which I chose because we started it in a guided reading session this year and it intrigued me and I wanted to carry on with the book.”
“We looked at quite a creepy book: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. I want to read more!”
“We read an extract of the book Shouty Kid which was quite funny because the characters were amusing.”
“We made predictions about the book The Graveyard Book which is a horror story. The opening was really intriguing as there is a murder and a baby escapee. I can’t wait to read more”
Reading at home with your child
Reading with your child regularly at home has a remarkable effect on their progress within school. Little and often is usually the best way. Don’t forget to comment in your child’s reading record every time they read.
To support your child understanding of the texts they read you can ask those questions.Can they predict what might happen next in the story? Can they tell you the main parts of the story or something about one of the characters? What did they like / dislike about the book and why? Can they draw a picture about their favourite part of the book or suggest an alternative ending to a story?
Tips for helping your child to enjoy reading books
Text is everywhere in the world around us so encourage your child to apply their reading skills when they see text in everyday life e.g. reading a shopping lists, magazines or even TV listings.
Websites to help support your child in the early stages of reading
Letters and Sounds
http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/– interactive phonics games and activities to help develop early Literacy skills.
http://www.starfall.com/ – a lovely website with lots of phonics games and interactive reading activities suitable for a range of abilities.
Phonics Bug website: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0
Don’t forget that your child can access their online ‘Bug Books’ using the login given. This is a fantastic and interactive way for your child to access books which will fully support them in using phonics to read and write
This is the whole school grammar glossary. It gives simple definitions to grammar terms taught across both key stages.
Literacy games and resources
Blast the rocket
Penguins on ice
Are these sentences?
What are nouns?
Adjectives - Floppy and the puppies
Dragon land - Question marks
Match the contraction