This week we have been celebrating reading at BIS and what a fun time we have had! On Monday morning, we commenced activities by having a coffee morning workshop with parents on the theme of ‘developing a passion for reading’. There was an interlude in the workshop to give parents the chance to join the opening extravaganza with the Two Steves, our visiting authors from the UK, and children from Foundation Stage 3 to Year 6. Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore were our guests at BIS for 2 days. They have written in excess of 150 books and selected different ones through a series of lessons to enthuse our keen audiences of children.
Our children have been extremely busy making film trailers for their chosen class book. A winning poster for each trailer was selected and shown on the big screen during our special assembly alongside the creative short films. The assembly was made even more special due to the fact we had many book characters joining us! The Tin Man, Lion, and Scarecrow joined Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz; the Oompa Loompas and Violet Beaureguarde accompanied Willy Wonka from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; there were also several characters from favorites such as Frozen, Peter Pan, Robin Hood, Little Red Riding Hood and Alice in Wonderland to name just a few.
Congratulations to all those who joined in the fun – your costumes were amazing and especially to our winners this year!
Thank you to our Book Week organizing group of staff, led by Ms Kaye and to all teachers and teaching assistants for being extra creative to make this week an exciting learning experience for children.
for a special report from Ms Kaye, our Literacy Leader.
This week, there will be no class newsletter emailed to parents. The newsletter has been replaced by our class blogs which enable staff to share even more of the children’s learning experiences with parents. Parents have been invited to follow the relevant blog; please see your child’s class teacher if you are unable to access this. Blogs enable teachers to share photos and short videos with parents in addition to other information which is specific to the class.
A special fine dining this week as 12 children who had won a Golden Ticket this week joined Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas for a colourful dining experience
Ms Sue Hill, Head of Primary