Brilliant Bedtime Stories 📚🌚

This evening we had our annual Bedtime Stories event and Oak Class was packed with young reading enthusiasts.

KS2 had a selection of stories read to them by parents and community volunteers while enjoying milk and biscuits.

Everyone was mesmerised by Mr de Berry’s reading of an extract from Roald Dahl’s Going Solo

Don’t forget about our drop in and read at 2:45pm tomorrow.

Day 3: Book Swap

This morning the children have been busy swapping books.  Each child has brought in an old book and swapped it for a new one.  Here are some of Oak Class who are clearly delighted with their new books.

Sycamore class enjoyed choosing their new books and Jack said his favourite thing about book week “…is the book swap because I like my mummy reading new books to me.”

Remember that our next drop in and read is on Thursday at 2:45pm when you are invited to come into school and read with your child/children.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Book Week: Day 2

There is still much excitement about our Wonderland and we’re so pleased that the children have been bringing parents in for tours. 

Thank you to those parents who came in to read with their child/ children during our drop in and read this afternoon. The children really enjoy this and we hope to see even more of you on Thursday from 2:45pm.

The Queens Garden is starting to take shape with the addition of Cherry Classes origami roses.  We will post more pictures of other classes roses throughout the week.

Welcome to Wonderland ♠️♥️♣️♦️🗝🌹🍄🐞🐰

This morning we unveiled our much anticipated Book Week theme and what an unveiling it was! The classic story of Alice in Wonderland will be studied by each class and here’s what the children were greeted with when they came into school via the Rabbit Hole.

Down the Rabbit Hole
Through the door
Greeting the animals

Which way?

A huge thank you goes to all of our teachers, teaching assistants and the parents who made this possible and also to Mrs Wren for organising what is sure to be the best Book Week yet!

100 books to read 📚💯

This term KS2 are reading a selection of ‘100 books to read in years 3/4 and 5/6’ for our Reading Awards.  The children are thoroughly enjoying the range of choice and a hot favourite in Cherry Class is The 13 Storey Treehouse by Enid Blyton. Here are some of our avid readers receiving their well deserved Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.

100 Club Certificate

We wanted to give a special mention to Emily in Year 2 who has completed the 100 club book challenge at Devizes library.  She started the challenge on 18th February 2016 and read her 100th book on 8th October 2016.  This is a fantastic achievement that and we are extremely proud of Emily for completing it.  Congratulations Emily!

If you would like to take part in the challenge then visit your local Wiltshire library to find out more.

Author Visit

On Monday 23rd May Years 4, 5 and 6 were lucky enough to have a visit from the author Joffre White.  All of the classes really enjoyed this and commented:

“It was inspirational because he talked about writing stories in a fun way” (Aoife, Willow Class)

“I liked how he just made up a story on the spot about Lightening Girl which was me!” (Holly, Willow Class)

“He gave us lots of easy tips to use for writing stories” (Zoe, Willow Class)

Ashley in Lime C said “It was very exciting; I loved hearing all the stories” while Jed and Tom thought “The mind maps and objects gave us ideas to put in our stories”.

Will from Lime C commented that “It was thrilling because he gave loads of tips for writing”.  Jake said that he “Loved it when he told us about his book.  I am looking forward to reading them”.

Joffre White

Willow Class have been reading…

The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks.

This is about a small plastic Indian toy which turns into a proper Indian human.  Omri is the main character and the book tells use about the adventures they have and how Omri has to take responsibility for the Indian.  He starts off thinking it will be a lot of fun but soon realised that looking after someone else is hard work!

We’ve just reached the part where Omri take his Indian to school…