Book Week 2016

February 2016

We are dedicated to promoting reading and reading for pleasure and we make this a focus of our provision and teaching throughout the year, but in Book Week we organise even more special activities, extra events and exciting visitors to inspire our chidlren.

Our theme for Book Week this year was animals and it was a huge success.  The children enjoyed lots of cross-curricular activities linked to animals.

Here are the Nursery children  using the book “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”, as a starting point for their PE session.


Year two children got to make Gruffalo Crumble as part of their fun. If you go to the Year 2 page you will find the website if you’d like to try it yourself!


Classes linked some of their activities to the RSPB “Big Bird Watch” and Goldcrest came in to work with the children on bird related activities during the week.  Here are Nursery children making cheesey fircones for the birds to enjoy!


Bird spotting was also popular!


Our Early Years classes were also entertained by story telling with the author Brian Ogden.


Brian wasn’t the only author to visit us during the week…the author Peaony Lewis talked to the children about her job too! Everyone enjoyed listening to stories written by Peaony and finding out how she came up with the ideas for her story.


We also held another very successful Bedtime Stories evening event for our families.  Lots and lots of the children came back to school in their pyjamas, carrying teddies and with their pillows to share stories with their grown-ups and friends.  All families enjoyed the books and the chance to tuck into milk and cookies as a bedtime snack!  The session ended with teachers reading to large groups of children throughout the school.