Lots of children shared their favourite place to read. The winner was chosen as she had created her own little den to read in.
5 runners up received a book light and Willy Wonka toffees.
Our winner received a Willy Wonka book cushion!
The latest competition is linked to a favourite book: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.
As part of the Year of Reading, we are keen as a school to promote a love of books in many ways. We aim to encourage children to read in lots of places. Inspired by the Books About Town sculptures in London last summer, we are going to have our own book bench. This is the first planned feature of our Reading Garden.
The bench will be painted by local artist , Tony Bishop, using design ideas from our pupils. Tony visited school this month to share this design brief and some examples of his work. Children will be working on designs with their class teacher in the new year.
The celebration of reading continues all around school. This month, our story steps have been installed. Our pupils were delighted with them when they appeared. There were lots of ‘ooohs’ and ‘aaaahs’ as children spotted them for the first time. The authors themselves were pretty impressed when they spotted them on Twitter. Of course we saved a step for our Reading Patron, Niel Bushnell.
After the success of #TheBigBedtimeStory , we planned a sequel event for Christmas. This episode was based on the book ‘The Polar Express’. The Friends of The District ran a Polar Express café, serving delicious hot chocolate, with cream and marshmallows. What a treat! Parents were asked to take a pledge to buy their child at least one book for Christmas. They placed their pledge sleigh bell on the tree.
We rounded off this term with a Carols by Candlelight service. This was a celebration of the true Christmas story, delivered through Christmas Eve traditions a good old bedtime story.