Base 1's reading week

Home » News » Base 1's reading week
5252A725-C2D0-4755-A414-0CF975525105
74C9C19F-8B81-46B7-98D9-19E521426C5E
58D66A3D-5807-4711-ACEA-09FFA105F2B2
9C95678A-89FF-47BE-A13A-0E2A3F930E44
9DF53257-B579-4509-B5AE-7025805D3B6A
E46CF205-1EAE-4BCC-B339-6F87F79887F0
5010A6CC-12F8-4D93-9B99-B2DE31B8AFF0
IMG_0622
DF3172BD-0887-4F67-8FC0-3EB47148EFC2
5E198DA6-2855-4536-9A6B-B6AAB2EBEF36
55146248-83FC-49C7-9E29-7262CDCE3555
IMG_0624
IMG_0627
IMG_0633
IMG_0626
IMG_0632
P1110416
P1110417
P1110418

What a fabulous week we have had in Base 1 getting to spend even more time than normal doing one of our favourite things — sharing stories!

The week started with an introduction of the 'reading bell' around school which we soon learnt meant we had to stop everything we were doing and share a story. The bell rang at different times each day and we keenly listened out for it. Some of the children enjoyed stopping everything to read so much that they found a bell in our box of musical instruments and took matters into their own hands, ringing a 'reading bell' regularly around the classroom!! We have also had mystery readers dropping in all week, thank you so much to Annie's mum, Bertie's mum and Rhys's mum, we absolutely loved having you come to read. If anyone else would like to be mystery reader, please do let me know, we promise to be a good audience!

On Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons we invited parents and family members into class for the last half an hour during story time. The children loved showing the grown ups around the classroom and choosing a book from our reading corner to share. Thank you so much to those who could come — I hope you enjoy the photos.

Thursday was World Book Day and whilst I wasn't in school myself that day I came back to some very excited children on Friday, eager to tell me all about the character they had been dressed as the day before! They had also done some fabulous self portraits of themselves dressed up and some super writing about their characters.

On Friday we launched our own Friday Book Swap (aka Miss Pitchford's library!) and this is something we will be continuing to do every Friday. It is a chance to choose a new book with your children, borrow it from school and then bring it back to swap the next week. It was lovely to see Fraser, April, Bertie and Alice (with the help from older brothers and sisters!) choose a book to take home and share together this week. If you are able to, pop in next week at 3:30pm and find a new book to read.

Alongside all of this excitement we managed to read a bit of our new story and meet Bog Baby, we created our own Bog babies and also converted the outside shed into a 'Bug Cabin' for all of our nature investigations. We also worked on the language of subtraction in maths, playing lots of different games that help us to learn about taking away and finding less.

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend.
Miss Pitchford

popular recent articlesAlso in the news

Image: 380C6211-9D15-4274-A785-AF1E427E5200
R Charlesworth: Fri 17 Jan 5:17pm

Busy bees again in Base 5. In English we have been learning about the etymology of words- we discovered that many words stemmed from the Ancient Greeks! In maths we have really been developing our knowledge of decimals and fractions- we are becoming experts! We have also had great fun in our music lessons, learning new songs and singing in two parts- well done everyone. We have also be en...

Image: 08408AC4-F0C5-4E5B-9891-3DA73CA049EE
: Fri 17 Jan 3:07pm

A huge effort from all of our pupils this week. Everyone has been working hard to show our achieve behaviours. Very well done to all our achieve, star learner and reading award winners.Congratulations to Red Team for earning the most house points and Base 1 for winning the golden ticket with 98.5 %...

IMG_1784
Mr Lindop: Mon 13 Jan 7:00am

What a wonderful first week back we had in Base 4!We've been studying Viking and Anglo-Saxon artwork, learning how most of it was found on tools, clothes, armour and everyday objects. We studied the different designs, including some of the important shapes and symbols used to design our own printing blocks. We even had a go at cutting lino using special tools.We've started to look...