Hello everyone! We are so excited to be on your Year 2 learning journey with you all. Please visit our Year 2 Teams page to find updates on forthcoming events, Year 2 information and weekly homework. If you have any queries or would like to talk to us about anything, then please email your child’s class teacher on the emails below:
3HG – Miss Griffiths email: email@example.com
It has been wonderful to see so many children take up our very own, Whole School, Reading Challenge: ‘100 Books to Read Before Leaving Year 6’.
At the end of the Summer Term, the following children received their Bronze Certificate for reading 10 books: Lewis Scott, Sophie Scott, Ben Lusk, Amelia Lusk, Miles Court, Arlo Grant, Finley Grant, Grace Pegley and Elodie Grisdale.
The following children also received their Silver Certificate for reading 25 books: Arlo Grant and Finley Grant.
In addition, a £10 book token was awarded to the children in each key phase who had read the most books by the end of the summer term:
Ria Kaur Dosanjh, Arlo Grant, Grace Pegley, Finley Grant, Amelia Lusk, Billie Farrell, Sophie Scott, and Safeenah Jamil.
Well done all! We can’t wait to see how many books you will have all read by the end of this term! ?
If you would like to join in with the ‘100 Books to Read Before Leaving Year 6’ Whole School Reading Challenge, then please then click on the information at the top of the blog for more information or speak to your class teacher.
This week has seen the launch of our after-school library sessions for pupils whose year group do not already have an allocated lunchtime library session. It has been wonderful to see the children come into the school, choose a book to borrow and it take home to read. Our library is open after school 3:30p.m. – 4:00p.m. Please collect your child as normal from their classroom door and walk around to the front entrance of the school to gain entry into the library. The allocated sessions are:
Mondays – Reception Groups
Tuesdays- Year One
Thursdays – Year Two
Fridays – Year Three
If you are unsure which day your year group’s lunchtime session is on, then take a look at the library class timetable below.
Take part in our newest event: The Who’s Who? Quiz, for a chance to win a £10 book gift voucher. Your child will have been sent home with the recording sheet today. All you need to do is look at the World Book Day Staff Photo sheet attached, look at each numbered photograph, identify the staff member and the character that they are and hand your completed sheets back to your teacher with £1 to enter on Monday 7th March. Unfortunately, any entries after Tuesday 8th March will not be counted.
Just a reminder that we will celebrating World Book Day in school on Thursday 3rd March. For a donation of £1, children can come into school dressed as a well-known children’s story book character. There will also be a ‘free to enter’ poster competition to promote children’s favourite book titles. Posters will be displayed in our school library and there will be a small prize for the winning entries. There will also be a family ‘guess the staff and story character’ competition. This will be a photo competition where you will need to identify the members of staff and the story character that they are dressed up as. This competition will be sent home after World Book Day and will cost £1 to enter. The first correct winning entry pulled out of the hat for each key stage will win a £10 book voucher.
There were lots of lovely reading activities that took place in school during National Storytelling Week, with children from across the school reading and telling stories both indoors and out at our Forest School Site. Year 4 created some lovely artwork too linked to their story telling theme based on The Iron Man by Ted Hughes.
WORLD BOOK DAY 2022 is on Thursday 3rd March this year with the theme: ‘YOU ARE A READER!’ Once again, every child in school will receive a £1 book voucher that they can redeem for one of the new 2022 books on offer. Please see the link below to preview the official World Book Day official £1 books and campaign reveal.
To celebrate the event this year, the school council have come forward with some lovely and original ideas from across the school. We are encouraging children and staff to come into school that day, dressed up as a story book character for a £1 donation. We would also like the children to bring in a favourite book on the day to take part in being a superstar reader to the rest of their class. In addition, there will be lots of exciting activities and competitions taking place to ensure that the children have a fun filled day! Further details will follow, nearer the event.
This week, in school, we are celebrating National Storytelling week. The children will be discovering the enjoyment of storytelling and how storytelling can help them to read with a storyteller’s voice. Can you remember favourite stories from your own childhood? If so, have fun passing the story onto your child or simply enjoy the experience of sharing a book together.