We were invited to take part in a story writing workshop at Hunslet Library. The Y6s worked exceptionally hard to develop their story writing skills. Issy and Kirsty from the library were excellent leaders and were very impressed with our children.
The children applied their skills to enter a story writing competition!
World Book Week
For World Book Week 2023, we took part in lots of different activities, including:
lunch time book clubs, paired reading, writing competitions, decorating wooden spoons, library visits, story workshops and dressing up in our pyjamas.
Please find a range of pictures below showcasing our wonderful week!
We are very fortunate to have lots of excess books in our school. We chose to give lots of them away to our families to enjoy at home. They were gratefully received and we can’t wait to give more books away in the summer term!
We launched our first after school library event for parents. We welcomed many families into our library and they each took home a book to read.
EYFS & KS1 Assembly
On World Book Day, we all brought our teddies into the hall for a bedtime story by the fireplace! Miss Laidler read ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’ to Reception and KS1. We dressed up and listened to the story very well.
Year 1 took part in an interactive story telling workshop with Catherine. They absolutely loved it.
Reception class took part in an interactive storytelling workshop with Catherine from Tiny Tales and Tunes. The workshop linked really well with their ‘Cold Places’ topic as they explored the book: Lost and Found,
To inspire our children’s love of poetry, we planned a performance assembly. Each class learned a poem or rap, designed props and performed with confidence. Here are a selection of the performances:
Reception - Poetry Slam - Chop, Chop!
Year 1- Poetry slam! Smile
Year1 had a fantastic opportunity to take part in a webinar with author Bethan Woollvin. They listened to her read one of her famous books. The class then took part in a draw along with Bethan where they learnt how to draw the troll from her book. It was a fantastic morning!
On Thursday 3rd March we had a wonderful World Book Day celebration. Our children dressed up as their favourite book character and brought the book into school with them.
We thoroughly enjoyed showing off our costumes in a whole-school assembly and learning that World Book Day is 25 years old this year! We were all delighted to take home a book token so that we can each buy a brand new book.
During the day, each class took part in lots of different activities: making bookmarks, shared reading with older pupils and acting out stories.
The children in Reception and Year One were delighted to welcome Catherine from Tiny Tales and Tunes to our school in March. To link with our topics of 'Springtime' and 'Growing', she read 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' to us. We explored the story by looking at lights, tasting fruit, pretending to be caterpillars (and then beautiful butterflies!) and moving and dancing in lots of different ways.
Thank you Catherine for bringing the story to life for us. We loved it!