Reading for Pleasure
We are excited to share with you our school Reading for Pleasure project. Over the next month in the build up to World Book Day we are pleased to encourage the children to ‘Create a Corner’. The idea is that children create a comfortable space where they can enjoy reading regularly. From photographs on Tapestry we have seen lots of the children enjoying reading at home. Over the next month we would love children to share photographs of them reading in the space they have created. For some children this might be somewhere they enjoy reading already, such as in their bedroom with cushions and a blanket. Other children might enjoy creating a new ‘corner’, for instance in the playhouse in the garden or under the dining table. Over the month children might enjoy developing their corner, perhaps by adding decorations or something that makes it more comfortable, alternatively they might enjoy finding and making more than one corner! We would love to see the children’s creative ideas, siblings are welcome to work together or to create their own. There are lots of books and resources to enjoy on the World Book Day website https://www.worldbookday.com/share-a-story-corner/ .
We are also aware of how many children enjoy reading their school books, so would like to offer the opportunity for children to change their paper reading books. We have arranged a day for each class to come to the school gate to collect new reading books from their class teacher to read at home. We would also ask that any reading books children borrowed from school previously are returned (these will be quarantined in line with our risk assessment). Class teachers will be available on the given day. Please arrange a convenient time with your child’s teacher on Tapestry, staggered time slots will be planned throughout the day. If you are unable to collect books, but would like a set put aside to collect at a different time, please let us know.
Wednesday 24th February, 9.15-12pm, Mr Smith – Oak Class book collection
Wednesday 24th February, 12.30-3pm, Mrs Guest – EYFS book collection
Thursday 25th February, 9.15-12pm, Miss Thompson – Elm Class book collection
Thursday 26th February, 12.30-3pm, Miss Underhill – Cedar Class book collection
Please arrange a time slot on the given day with your child’s class teacher by dropping them a note on Tapestry to give an idea of the time you are available, your teacher will then allocate you a slot. Books for siblings can of course be collected together, please make your class teacher aware if you wish to collect for siblings at the same time.
We are so pleased that so many children are enjoying e-books on Oxford Owl, Active Learn and SLS Wheelers with their school log in. Please do continue to access these e-books as well as enjoying reading books from home.
If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on Tapestry.
Date Published: 11 Feb 2021