Reading at home
Cheapside Summer Reading Newsletter - July 2021
Summer Reading Challenge 2021
World Book Day 2021
Our World Book Day celebrations on Thursday 11th March were absolutely fantastic. The children in each class so enjoyed having the opportunity to dress up as their favourite characters. Each class then spent much of the day working on book-related tasks such from making book marks to digging down and exploring a text like Oliver Jeffers' book Here We Are. One of the highlights of the day was trying to work out who the staff 'masked readers' were! A great way to enjoy the return to 'normal' school.
Pictures of the children dressed as their characters will be going up on the Gallery page.
On World Book Day 2020 we based all of our activities around the theme of Fairy Tales and Traditional Tales. There was lots of fantastic debate about what actually comprises a fairy tale or traditional tale, and it was wonderful to see children and staff alike using imaginative ways of representing this through their outfits.
In class, everyone did some work based on this theme which varied from drama activities to writing their own fairy tales.
A great time was had by all.
We also had a challenge to create a children's book in a jar. There were some incredible entries as you will see below.
This year's Summer Reading Challenge is called Space Chase and the children have had an assembly all about it in school. Hopefully, they will have brought home a bookmark giving you all the information required. As usual, the Reading Challenge asks that children aim to read six books over the summer holidays and there are lots of stickers and rewards to keep them going. All that is needed is that your child is registered in their own name at your local library - if they are not please don't worry, it's free and easy to you and your local library will give you all the help that you need. Once they are members they can register and then start reading...
There are also lots of fun things to do on the website which you can find at www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk
Libraries in the local area:
Sunninghill Library, School Road, Sunninghill (open every day)
Sunningdale Container Library, Broomhall Park, Sunningdale (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)
Ascot Durning Library, High Street (Racecourse), Ascot (open every day)
Windsor Library, Bachelors Acre, Windsor (open every day)
If you haven't been to a local library for a long time, it's well worth a visit as they have really moved on and there are lots of opportunities now to download books or magazines online and renewing your books has never been easier. It's worth looking online to see what is available:
Many thanks to those of you who joined us for our Reading Evening. We discussed what the Reading Curriculum comprises across the whole school as well as talking about how parents can help support their children at home. Please find the presentation below together with some links which you might find useful.
World Book Day 2019
We had a fantastic celebration in school for World Book Day. The children all looked incredible in their outfits; it was great to see characters from books in all their different guises. We had a real selection, from The Gingerbread Man to Pippi Longstocking, from Where's Wally to Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz.
We based our work for the day on books by the author and illustrator, Lauren Child. Kingfisher Class read her version of The Princess and the Pea and then created their own 2D cut-out versions of the characters they had dressed up as in the style of Lauren Child.
The Kestrels in Year 5 did some super writing all based on the twisted fairy tales in Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?
In Robins, the children did some lovely writing based on Lauren Child's Charlie and Lola books, and then drew and wrote about the characters they had come dressed-up as.
And in Dove Class, the children created their very own Lauren Child-style books and put themselves in them!
Teachers read books to different year groups and our oldest and youngest children buddied-up when Owl Class went into Wren Class to read to them.
After all of the World Book Day excitement, we were treated to an illustrator visit the following week, when Martin Brown - illustrator of the Horrible History books among others - came to share his creative thoughts and ideas. It was a really inspirational visit, provided for us by the Library Service, and the children thoroughly enjoyed it; they even learned a bit about 'Lesser Spotted Animals'.