Year 2 really enjoyed their session at our local library.
For Remembrance Day, the children listened to a Year 3 assembly. We also invited some members of the British Legion in to talk to the KS2 children.
Year 2 explored the micro habitat of our school garden
Year 2 explored the micro habitat of our school garden. Have a look what interesting animals we found. We will repeat this in summer to see if there is a difference.
Year 2 built a tower
Year 2 built a tower which went wrong. We then looked at real bricks to help our structure. Our second build was much better.
Letters to Santa
Each year Santa’s elves at the Royal Mail can help our children get a letter from Santa. In early December we will be encouraging our children to write to him in time for Christmas.
The Blue Peter Book Award
Since 2000, the enormously popular and influential Blue Peter Book Awards have been recognising and celebrating the best authors, the most creative illustrators and the greatest reads for children. The Blue Peter Book Awards 2019 celebrates children’s books published in the last year in two categories: the Best Story and the Best Book with Facts. The winners will be announced on World Book Day 2020.
We are really excited to find out the book titles and start reading. Our children in a variety of years will be given the chance to read the books for themselves and vote on their favourites. Watch this space!
Spooky Reading Week
Once again we have our SPOOKY READING WEEK! This year we will be celebrating all scary stories from MONDAY 22ND OCTOBER – FRIDAY 25TH OCTOBER.
Our librarians and Reading Ambassadors will be in the library eager to share some spine-chilling stories and disgusting sweet treats.
On the Friday all classes will be invited to go into the library with their teachers for an additional spooky read. Do not worry if you find a story you like you can take it with you.
Friday lunch time children can pop in to be given a mini spooky make-over by our witches!
BE THERE IF YOU DARE!!!
Teach and Play
On Wednesday 9th October all Year 1 parents were invited to class for a ‘Teach and Play’ session. Parents brought their children to school and came straight into the classroom with them to have bagels. Whilst eating their bagels the children shared a story with their parents. They were then taken to the hall where Mrs. Magill ran a ‘Story mountain’ session based on the story The Three Little Pigs. Children were able to show their parents how knowing one story helps in telling another using different characters and details. The children displayed some wonderful imagination and showed perfectly how although they sometimes struggle to read and write things down, they are following the story and have some great ideas of their own.
The children of course were delighted to have mum or dad in class, although when the time came for them to leave, we did have quite a few tears. This was expected though and they were soon distracted with the next activity. Year 1 do not rest for long!
A big thank you to all those parents who were able to come and take part we could not have done it without you. Enjoy all our photographs.
Year 1 visit Huyton Library
Year 1 had a FANTASTIC visit to Huyton Library. After hearing a story the children were free to explore and select a book of their choice. Many enjoyed reading early “touch and feel” books and all were fascinated with the number of books available.
The staff gave each child forms to apply for a library membership card and many returned them to school over the next few days. All have been handed into the library in preparation for their next visit.
Some parents took their children after school in that week and joined there and then! One Year 1 child burst into the classroom the next morning and proudly told every adult nearby with a huge grin on her face,
“I joined the library last night and got three books”.
Later in the week more parents took their children and they too were eager to share their news the next day. A huge thank you to all parents!