I Love Reading Week

During 4th -11th March at Stafford, we celebrated our fantastic reading week with a whole host of reading centred activities.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, we opened up the doors to the hall and welcomed lots of eager children and adults to take part in a reading breakfast. So many children bought some new and exciting books from the book fair and read to their adults whilst helping themselves to tonnes of free breakfast items! It was a wonderful and magical couple of mornings watching children enjoying reading and talking about books!

Tuesday afternoon was spent sharing a story. Lots of year groups mixed up so that children could read to someone older or younger than them. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the older ones were reading role models to some of the younger ones. Year 3 had an opportunity to go back to Roselands and read with Year 1 and Year 2 got to experience reading with Year 5 – they made some lovely friendships which will help when some of them arrive at Stafford in September.

On Thursday, we celebrated World Book Day. There were many activities taking place around the school such as: live author interview videos, creating book character bunting and bookmarks, book quizzes and loads more! As well as this, the children participated in dressing up as a book character of their choice. The winners from each year group and an overall school winner were awarded with National Book Vouchers. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the fantastic outfits the children wore!

A book swap shop was set up in the library on Wednesday and Friday at lunch time for children to bring in up to five books from home that they no longer read to swap for new books to increase and widen their reading experiences. We hope you’ve found something enjoyable from all the donations!

Finally, our favourite story teller, Craig Jenkins, paid us a visit on Monday 11th March to entertain us with a plethora of exciting tales! We heard all about a story which empowered women which featured a singing cow; a story based around a donkey with an important moral as well as various others. Craig then allowed parents to take part in a work shop after school which got all of the children and grown-ups off their feet and moving around as an animal of their choice in his story of  ‘The Sky is Falling’. He shared a variety of stories from other cultures and countries including: Thailand, India and Malaysia. We look forward to welcoming him back next year.