World Book Week 2020 – remember that?

What a busy week! Lots of reading and lots of fun was had by all.

On Monday every child in school shared a book with their reading buddy from another class.

We had a real treat on Tuesday, when the very talented author Kate Scott visited. Her workshops, ‘Inventions and Revolting Recipes” went down a storm and the children loved making up their own wacky inventions and suggestions for the World’s Most Disgusting Menu (rotten egg and cabbage anyone?)! Kate used the classic novel ‘James and the Giant Peach’ and her book ‘Just Jack’ to help the children discover how crucial creative thinking is to everyday life.


On Tuesday evening we held our annual ‘ Books at Bedtime’ event. Books and biscuits were enjoyed by the children and we even had a parent, Mrs Shepherd, who very kindly came in to read a story in French. However the star of the show, was most definitely Mrs Dodd’s dog, Leo who appeared to also enjoy listening to a story or two!



Our House Captains did us proud on Wednesday when they thoughtfully selected stories to share with their House. There was a real buzz walking around school seeing everyone coming together to share a story.


Reception and Year 5 enjoyed a trip to Southbourne Library. Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who helped on the trip.


We were so impressed with everyone’s efforts to dress up on World Book Day. Lots of bananas were spotted around school and the homemade costumes were outstanding! Thank you for all your efforts.

Throughout the day, the school bell rang at different intervals and everyone (including staff) were challenged to stop what they are doing and pick up a book and read for 5 minutes. It was great to overhear some Year 3 pupils eagerly asking Mrs Lambon to check if they could take their books to Golf!

Friday saw classrooms and outside areas being transformed into book cafes. The children loved exploring and enjoying a variety of genres.




The big finale of the week was our special Celebration Assembly where each year group shared their favourite part of the week. We also chose the winners of the most ‘Revolting Recipe’. Seal Class came up trumps with their ‘Sickly Soup’. Baked beans, a rotten egg and stinky socks were a few of t  


We are very grateful to the PSA who have donated £2,000 to enable us to purchase a new reading scheme ‘ Rocket Phonics’. Reception and Key Stage one pupils will be taking one of these new books home next week.

And remember… “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go”. — Dr. Seuss




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