Last Friday we held a parent workshop where everyone was invited to create models with their children of houses from the Great Fire of London and WOW...what a fantastic turn out and morning we all had.
The children absolutely loved it! We think the adults did too. It was great to see the teamwork and effort between the children and their parents/grandparents/carers. Lots of adults even brought things in that they had started to create at home. Think its safe to say we have a few competitive parents :-). It was amazing! Well done to all of you.
We had a fantastic day for World Book day, all the children dressed up as a character from a book. During the morning KS1 had a parade in our hall, where all the children had the opportunity to see their friends and other classes in costumes. It was a lovely morning. The children clapped and cheered as others paraded the halls. The children then listened to a story and all interacted with actions and noises.
During the day we also had the opportunity to do some shared/paired reading with another year group. The children absolutely loved it and were so happy to be reading to older children and vice versa.
Every child in FS2 came dressed up as a character from a book. We had a wide variety of costumes as well as a few 'old favourites!' These photos were taken during our parade in the hall and afterwards when the Year 6 children came to share their books with us.
We were all pleased that Pancake Day fell during term time this year, not in February half term. We read the story of 'the enormous pancake' then got the ingredients together to make our own pancakes. It was a fun day!
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!