For the second Young Readers event, Mr Knight organised a booknic for the children in Years 2, 4 and 6. The children took part in a book-themed scavenger hunt, received a brand new book and enjoyed some tasty treats!
Years 2, 4 and 6 are involved in the Young Readers Programme this term. The programme aims to motivate children to read for enjoyment through a series of literacy events that celebrate the fun of reading. At each event, the children independently select a new book of their choice to keep. The first event was just before Easter and the theme was ‘tuck in and read’, celebrating bedtime stories.
There will be one more event in school later this term (‘Booknic’), and the final event will be held at the British Land offices.
Dragons have been spotted in St Mary’s! Levi has written a guide to help you spot them too:
One of our Year 6 students, Harrison, has written about what life is like in Year 6 at St Mary’s. Read his thoughts here:
We have loved celebrating all things book-related this week! We have been welcoming a Mystery Reader into each class each day; stopping whatever we were doing and grabbing a book for ‘Drop Everything and Read’; swapping our World Book Day vouchers for a free book at Daunt bookshop; sharing books with our parents on Thursday afternoon and wearing our pyjamas to school! It really has been a fantastic week.
A special thank you goes to Mr Knight for organising it all, and to the parents and carers who have supported us by sharing stories, customising pyjamas and most importantly, inspiring a love of reading in our children.
To celebrate the end of their History topic, Year 2 had a Florence Nightingale Day.The children dressed up as doctors, nurses or soldiers. Over the course of the morning the children found out what it was like in Turkey during the Crimean war; learnt about first aid from Florence Nightingale (also known as Mrs Kennedy!); made a Royal Red Cross (which Florence Nightingale received from Queen Victoria) and
designed poster to recruit nurses and doctors.