Infant Reading Scheme

Thank you to all of the infant parents who have been patient whilst we have been updating our infant reading scheme. It has taken a while to sort out the old books and establish how many new books we needed to order. We have a mixture of reading scheme books e.g. Oxford Reading Tree, Project X, Bug Club etc. as well as a range of ‘real’ books. The books in the scheme have now been book banded. Information about book bands can be found on the website below.

https://www.readingchest.co.uk/book-bands 

Over the summer holidays please encourage your children to read for their own enjoyment (see previous post about The Big Friendly Read).

The BFR (Big Friendly Read!)

Big Friendly Read, Summer Reading Challenge 2016

 

Last week the children took home a leaflet about The Big Friendly Read.

The summer reading challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library, then read six library books of your choice to complete the challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it’s FREE to take part! Just contact your local library. Visit the link below to find out which libraries are participating!

The Summer Reading Challenge website helps you keep track of your reading all year round: find new books to read, take part in competitions and play games.

There are also a variety of other activities being held at local libraries during the school holidays. Sutton Central library offers play dough for nursery age children, phonics club for reception age children and Summer journal writing for older children. Pick up a leaflet at the library for a detailed list of events happening over the summer holidays.

http://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

 

Book Fair – Celebration Evening

Just a reminder that during celebration evening there will be a Schloastic Book Fair in The Studio from 3.30pm – 5.30pm. At this book fair we get 100% commission so for every penny spent we get the same amount back for school books. There are a lot of great books to choose from so please come along and visit!

Spelling

downloadPlease see the link below for a brief summary of the spelling requirements for  the KS1 and KS2 National Curriculum. Spelling and phonics lessons are taught across the school each week. The document includes the spelling rules and example words – which may be useful to use to support spelling at home.

Spelling-Rules

Win a young bookworm’s height in books!

Choosing a book is an adventure in itself … so why not inspire a young bookworm to choose their next favourite book from a pile as tall as them?

One lucky young reader will receive a selection of age-appropriate bookish delights from the home of David Walliams, Michael Morpurgo and Holly Smale.

To enter to win this spectacular prize, simply fill in the form on the website below. This competition will end on Thursday 2nd June 2016. Please see our terms and conditions here.

http://caboodle.nationalbooktokens.com/Win-a-young-bookworms-height-in-books#.VynipdIrLow

Win a young bookworm's height in books!

Lost in Space!

Congratulations to the whole of Year 5 for their fabulous performances today. It was so lovely to see every child play their part with enthusiasm, pride and such confidence!

The quantity and quality of learning that has taken place is just fantastic, and we hope that many of the children will have been inspired by Tim Peake and the team, and might consider a career in Europe’s space agency! (ESA)

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If you would like to further your learning, please visit the ESA website. There is an excellent children’s section. Visit the website here

Jo Fox, our ESERO Space Ambassador, was particularly excited to hear of Year 5’s achievements. Well done to everyone involved, and thank you to both of our fabulous audiences for your support!

Mrs Wright 🙂