Book Week

Dear Parents,
This year we, as a school, will be holding a book week from Mon 17th – Fri 21st March.We have a whole array of exciting activities planned, including a visit from the author James Campbell, and there are ways in which you too can become involved in our Book Week Celebration.
The PTA will be organising a Pyjama Story Time event on Tuesday 18th March between 6 and 7 PM. More information about this event will follow in a letter later this week.
As usual, we will be asking your child to dress up as a storybook character. However, this year we would like to give each Key Stage more specific themes on which to focus.
The themes are as follows:

Foundation Stage Traditional Tales
Key Stage 1 (Yrs 1 & 2) Books by Julia Donaldson
Key Stage 2 (Yrs 3 & 4) Witches & Wizards

Dress up day will take place on Thursday 20th March.
We are happy for you to think outside the box for this activity! We absolutely do not expect you to spend vast amounts of money on your child’s costume, but it is a wonderful opportunity to spark some creativity and imagination as you talk through various ideas. For example, an inventive spell, written on aged paper, with some truly disgusting ingredients would be a superb alternative to dressing up as a witch. We hope you and your child feel inspired to really put some thought and effort into the costume. Have fun with the theme and remember that exploring the subject area is all part of the fun.
Here are some ideas you may wish to consider for each Key Stage:

Foundation Stage:
Thumbelina, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack & the Beanstalk.

Key Stage 1:
The Smartest Giant in Town, Princess Mirrorbelle, Zog, Tabby McTat, Monkey Puzzle, Jack & the Flumflum Tree, Freddie & the Fairy, The Singing Mermaid, What the Ladybird Heard.

Key Stage 2:
The Worst Witch, The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe, The Witches, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter.

Throughout the week, we will be encouraging the children to take an active part in all activities. K.S.2 will be working in teams to plan, write and illustrate a storybook for children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.

Children in Key Stage 1 and Foundation will be taking part in role play and drama activities; creating comic strips and exploring characters in books.

There will be the following competitions throughout the week :
Book Clues – a clue each day will be placed around each Key Stage referring to a specific book which the children may try to guess. All correct guesses will be placed into a hat and prizes will be given to those drawn out.
Book Review – at home children have the option to write a book review on a recommended read. Certificates will be given to those who choose to take part and prizes will be given to the best reviews.
Dress Up Day – Prizes will go to the best and most imaginative costumes.
We look forward to an exciting and enriching week.

Many thanks The Literacy Team
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