Once Upon a Story Time
During our first week back after half term, we are holding a special themed week centred around traditional tales and reading for pleasure. We have lots of exciting events and activities planned - here is an overview of what is going on through the week.
Half Term Book Fair Competition
To celebrate the arrival of the book fair and to link to our ‘Once Upon a Story Time’ week, we are holding a competition.
The competition is open to children in all classes and to pre-school children too!
If your child would like to enter, they need to either design a front cover, or simply draw a picture that goes with a traditional tale.
Designs/pictures should be clearly labelled with the child’s name and class and handed in to their class teacher by Wednesday 26th February at the latest. Any entries by pre-school children should be handed in at the office and labelled with the child’s name and age. Contact details would also be helpful (for example, their sibling’s name and class).
All entries will be displayed whilst the book fair is at school and a winner will be chosen from each class and from the pre-school age group. Winners will receive a £5 voucher to spend at the book fair.
Monday 24th February
Class Swap Day - on our first day back, the children will be working in a group of children from Reception right up to Year 6. In their groups, they will visit seven different teachers to take part in fun activities relating to seven different traditional tales - The Three Little Pigs, The Runaway Pancake, Hansel and Gretel, Tom Thumb, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Aladdin and The Ugly Duckling!
To get into the spirit of the traditional tale theme, we would love to see the children bringing in some 'props' relating to traditional tales - for example, Red Riding Hood's basket, a bowl of the three bear's porridge, some of Jack's magic beans etc. There will be spot prizes for creativity!
We will also be launching details of our 'We're Going on a Story Hunt' community activity - watch out for further details.
Tuesday - Friday
Story Shuffle - each day, every class will draw out the name of a 'guest' who will visit their class to share a different traditional tale!
Thursday 27th February
Book Swap - between Monday and Wednesday, we would love the children to bring in one of their books that they have read and are happy to exchange. These books will be collected in and displayed in our 'pop-up' bookshop. On Thursday, each class will visit the book swap and choose a new book to take home and keep.
Key Stage 2 Parent Share - between 2.15 - 3.00pm parents of children in Year 3 - 6 are invited into classes to share some of the children's work from the week.
KS2 Parents' Reading Information Session - we are holding two sessions, one from 3.15 - 4.00pm and one from 7.00 - 7.45pm, both in the school hall. This session will be full of ideas for how to encourage your child to have a love of reading and ways to support their reading development.
Childcare is available for both sessions to help parents attend. Each family in attendance will be entered into a draw to win a £15 voucher to spend at our book fair.
Friday 28th February
Reception and Key Stage 1 Parent Share - between 9.00 - 9.30am parents of children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 are invited into classes to share stories and some of the children's work from the week.
Reception and Key Stage 1 Parents' Reading Information Session - this session will run from 9.30 - 10.15am in the school hall. This session will be full of ideas for how to encourage your child to have a love of reading and ways to support their reading development.
Childcare is available for pre-school children to help parents attend, similarly, parents are very welcome to bring little ones along if they prefer. Each family in attendance will be entered into a draw to win a £15 voucher to spend at our book fair.
Reception and KS1 Bedtime Stories - the children are encouraged to bring along their pyjamas and a bedtime teddy bear so that they can snuggle up and enjoy a story together in the hall.