We had a fun filled day last week to celebrate World Book Day and reading for pleasure. When we came into school this morning, our brand new reading books were waiting for us! We spent some time reading our new book and sharing the fun facts that we found out with our friends. Here’s a fun fact for you: Did you know that humans are just as hairy as chimpanzees? We have about the same number of hairs on our bodies as chimps and other apes! We all have five million hair follicles. A lot of our human hair is so fine that it can’t be seen so humans rarely LOOK as hairy as chimpanzees.
Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Reading can transport you to all kinds of different places. When we read a good book, we often visualise the story and eventually become immersed in it. We started to think about the books that we have read, the places that they have taken us and the characters that we have met along the way. Here are some of the places that we have visited and the characters that we have met:
In year 6, our discussions were based around good memories that we have with stories. We decorated the spines of books with our favourites and put them together to make a collection of Year 6's favourite books and then spent the afternoon recreating MC Grammar's World Book Day song. Again, we thought about our favourites and worked in groups to put them together.
Year 1 loved reading their new books first thing in the morning. They went on a spoon hunt around the class, looking at all the fabulous character spoons brought in. After the assembly they went in the library to have a book picnic. The children enjoyed eating biscuits and fruit whilst listening to the teacher's favourite stories. After playtime we joined the live lesson and throughout the afternoon read several Supertato books and competed lots of fun activities including; wanted posters for the Evil pea and Supertato superhero masks. The children had so much fun looking at the Supertato collection that we continued activities and have even based this weeks homework around the theme of Supertato and reading more pleasure!
Year 3 and 4 spent some time making mini books and either created their own stories or retold some favourites. Some of the children even created non-fiction texts or sketch books!
They finally ended the day by sharing spoon characters.