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Reading Week

Reading Week

For the last week of Remote Leaning (we hope!) we have enjoyed a wonderful week of reading, activities and of course dressing up!

We have been delighted with how much reading our children have engaged in since the lockdown started in January and we have been able to really enjoy this week, despite most of us working remotely.

The focus of Book Week has been ‘The Girl With The Parrot on Her Head’ by Daisy Hirst.  Each year group has been working on an activity around this book from writing poems, instructions, writing letters and postcards and the work has been excellent.

Book week has also coincided with our Readathon which we launched on March 1 to raise money for books for children in hospital.  The children have had to record the number of minutes that they read as, with just 10 minutes reading a day, they can achieve 210 minutes over the 3 week period.  Please support the Readathon https://readathon.secure.force.com/sponsor.  We will let you know how this goes….

The teachers have also looked to make this week as exciting as possible and found ways of encouraging the children away from their screens - A scavenger hunt around the home was a favourite activity in Year 1, where children had to find items from around the home that were related to a variety of books.

The highlight of the week for the children is always Book Character Dressing Up Day.  This is when the pupils and staff come to school dressed as a character from one of their favourite books.  One of the traditions at Westbrook Hay is to have a parade for all the children to show off their costumes and explain who they are.  Being in Lockdown did not deter our pupils and they fully supported the event with lots of brilliant and imaginative costumes; so well supported in fact that we have been able to produce virtual costume parade.

 


 

A huge thank you to the children and the parents for supporting this wonderful event!