Weekly Newsletter – Celebrating Literacy

Dear Parents/Carers

Celebrating Literacy

World Book Day

Thursday 2nd March was World Book Day and for our school it was a great opportunity to celebrate books and literacy in a fun and engaging way. Teachers dressed up as a book character and spoke to students about the book the character was from. Many English classes also had their lessons in the library and took part in a range of activities including designing a new book token and writing for a poetry competition.

Throughout the whole school day, teachers rewarded well performing students with Golden Tickets for demonstrating excellent literacy skills. This quickly became very popular with students and we saw a real desire in them to do well and collect as many Golden Tickets as possible. The winning student was awarded with a £25 in National Book Tokens, which would allow them to purchase books from any book store in the country. Many more book related awards were given out to the runners up.


On Wednesday 5th April we are running a Readathon Sponsored Read and we’d like your child to join in. Readathon is the UK’s national sponsored reading event for schools. Readathon encourages children to read for pleasure- an activity proven to increase children’s chances of success and personal happiness for the rest of their lives. It works because children choose what they want to read – they are not being assessed, it’s all about reading for fun.

We would like you to support them, in particular by sponsoring them. The money raised helps the charity Readathon to regularly give brand new books and storyteller visits to children’s hospitals across the UK.

Please do support your child’s reading efforts. Research tells us again and again that children who read for pleasure are more likely to have successful outcomes. Above all, we hope they have fun!  If your child is interested in taking part, they should go to the library for more information. For any more information please visit www.readathon.org.

Scholastic Book Fair

We are hosting a Scholastic Book Fair the week March 28th to 4th April, with hundreds of new children’s books to browse and buy. It will be open before school, at break and lunch, and after school. There are over 200 titles for your child to choose from, and with prices starting from only £2.99, there’s sure to be a book for everyone. Every book you buy can help to get free books for our school library!

With best wishes

Holly Hartley