Book Weeks 2018
Book Weeks 2018
Starting Monday 26th February
This year we are extending our book week over two weeks to make a bigger event of it. Below is a taste of what we have planned:
Week 1 beginning Monday 26th February
- Launch of our school reading challenge.
- Visit by author Lorraine Hellier. She will hold a book signing after school on Tuesday in the school Library where she will have books available to buy.
- Visit by a storyteller.
- World Book Day – Thursday, 1st March. Don’t forget to come dressed as a book character and bring a favourite book to read.
- Shared book project with Walmley Junior School. The book will remain a surprise until Book Week. We will use this story as our Talk for Writing focus. The children learn to tell the story using hand signs which helps to recall the story and to write it.
- Shared reading with Walmley Junior School.
- Children will all bring home a £1 World Book Day token. These can be used to swap for a free book or used towards any book of your child’s choice. See http://www.worldbookday.com/books
Week 2 beginning Monday 5th March
- All classes and Nursery groups will have a visit from author and illustrator Steve Smallman. He will tell some of his stories and draw illustrations for the children and then leave them with a drawing and writing challenge. Steve will be at the school on Monday and Tuesday. He will hold a book signing after school on Tuesday in the school Library where he will have books available to buy. For more information about Steve Smallman please see his website http://www.stevesmallman.co.uk/
- The first Book Swap will take place in class 2.2 after school on Monday 5th March. See school newsletter for details.
- Bedtime Stories Evening on Thursday.
- Poetry workshops with our own in-house poet!
- The Library is now open after school every Wednesday and Friday. The children (including Nursery) are allowed to have two books out on loan at a time.
- We encourage children to donate a book to the Library to mark their birthday. Mrs Wood will put a plaque in the books with your child’s name in before it goes on loan.