Summer Reading Challenge

The Reading Agency and libraries are excited to introduce Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019; an out-of-this-world adventure inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

This summer children will help our super space family track down books nabbed by mischievous aliens! As they read library books, they will solve clues and collect special stickers to complete their missions folder. Can they find the aliens in time to save the day?

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library, then read at least six books of your choice to collect special stickers and other rewards along the way – all for FREE. There’s a website to add to the fun too.

The Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019 started on Saturday 13 July and ends in the first week of September.

If you join in with the Reading Challenge, please share your booklets with us in September so we can celebrate reading in our Friday Assembly.

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Bake Off Books

This week, our new books arrived for our library. We were only able to buy these books thanks to the money raised during the Great Bookish Bake Off on World Book Day. Thank you to everyone who made or bought cakes – the children will enjoy reading these books!

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World Book Day

The children enjoyed a day of reading today as part of World Book Day. They brought in their favourite books, read to each other, listened to a story in assembly and completed various activities in class.

Thank you for the many amazing cakes, which were brought in as part of our World Book Day Bake Off. The winners will be announced in assembly on Friday. Thank you to the many parents, who joined us for our Big Read, and also for your generosity in buying cakes at our Cake Sale.

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Free Creative Writing Session

A free creative writing session for 7-15 year olds will take place on Saturday 26 January at Central Library. Kurly McGeachie, Birmingham Poet Laureate finalist, will be leading the session and inspiring people to create their own stories and poems.

The free event will also provide advice and assistance for anyone interested in creating an e-book for World Book Day in March. The session will take place from 1pm -2.30pm and booking is required by contacting or calling (024) 76832314.

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Monster Mess

Year 1 couldn’t believe their eyes this morning! A monster had climbed into their classroom! They found lots of clues and even a video recording! We discovered that he is a friendly monster called ‘Munch’ and all he wants is some friends. The children are so excited and have come up with amazing ideas of how they can help him!

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Letter from Stickman

This week, Year 1 received a very exciting letter. Stickman wrote to the children, asking for their help. It had been a very windy day and he had been blown out of his family tree!  Stickman was lost and couldn’t find his way back home. The Year 1 children were very excited to help him so they went on an adventure to help Stickman find his family. They looked everywhere – behind the bins, under a bench, in the barn, up a very tall tree, until they finally found what they were looking for in the Reception garden!

This adventure created a real ‘buzz’ in the classroom and the children produced some fantastic writing in their English lessons. We are very proud of them!

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