In Year 4, to celebrate World Book Day, we took all our books off the shelves and covered our tables so we could see how many exciting titles and stories we have in our class to read. Then we did a scavenger hunt which encouraged children to use their skimming, scanning and summarising skills to find items, words and phrases as well as types of stories. It was a tense competition but everyone showed great team work and had lots of fun!
Later in the day, we did a letter study in Maths to determine the frequency of different letters using a tally chart. We found 'e' was the highest frequency letter followed by the other vowels, l, m, s and t.
In the afternoon, we went to do some paired reading with the year 1 children. Our pupils were so helpful and kind when working with the younger children. It was a pleasure to see each of them enjoying reading and being read to. The Year 4s were really impressed with how well some of the Year 1 children could read!
It was a fantastic day and everyone thoroughly enjoyed dressing up and celebrating our love of books!