This week, we hosted our much loved annual reading event, books at bedtime. The children came in their pyjamas and had the opportunity to sit and listen to stories with blankets and cushions! This year we added a parent workshop and a craft area based on story telling. The children loved creating their favourite book characters, such as the gruffalo, using different art resources. One of the highlights of the event was the spooky story telling area, just for Year 5 and 6, hosted by Miss Scott and Mr Rowlands. All of the children and staff had a lovely time and we are very much looking forward to hosting our next love of reading event.
This week at Great Linford we have been celebrating books and thinking about how important it is to love reading during World Book Week. All week we have been completing activities to mark the occasion such as, drop everything and read, designing book tokens and paired reading. All the children have enjoyed each activity and we have been reminded how important it is to read for pleasure to take care of our bodies and minds.
On World Book Day itself, all the children were given the chance to come in dressed as their favourite book characters and we had some incredible costumes ranging from Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Little Red Riding Hood and lots of characters from Harry Potter! We are already looking forward to next year to see which characters arrive for World Book Day.
Many staff and children have been very excited this week about a special event that took place after school. Books at Bedtime was held on Wednesday evening and the children got the chance to come back to school dressed in their cosy pyjamas and have hot chocolate and cookies whilst listening to a variety of exciting stories read by different teachers. Some of the favourites from the evening were 'The Sausage Inspector', 'The Gruffalo' and 'Peace at Last'. We even had a special visit from Meg the dog who was also enjoying listening to stories and sneaking crumbs from the cookies that were enjoyed! We are already looking forward to next year's event and can't wait to see the different stories that will be read.
This week, Year 6 have been writing news reports on Neville Chamberlain's announcement of WWII in Goodnight Mr Tom. We have been looking at the way in which the different characters feel about war and the differences in the way they speak.
Below is Zahara's work, where she has beautifully described the feeling in the village of Little Weirwold.