As we are celebrating BISS Puxi’s 10th anniversary this year, the theme for this year’s Book Week is Authors of the Last 10 Years. Throughout the week the children will be participating in lots of fun filled and stimulating activities based around reading, books and our theme of TEN. There will also be lots of opportunities for parental engagement so do keep checking the website and your child’s communication book about ways you can get involved. More detailed information will follow, but so that you can start to get prepared (and excited!) we have highlighted some key events of Book Week below.
After a very successful Book Fair last year we have invited the suppliers to support our Book Week. The Book Fair will be open this year in The Gallery and Stage One on Friday 7, Saturday 8 and Monday 10 November. Further details will follow.
Dress Up Day
On Friday 7 November the children are invited to come to school dressed as a character from a book published in the last 10 years. Due to the ever increasing number of students in the school we cannot arrange a parade of costumes on the day, however, there will be an opportunity to see all the wonderful costumes in the playground before school and lots of photographs will be shared on the website and our social media pages.
The Gallery will become a wonderland of books as it is transformed into Story Land for the week. Open throughout the day and after school, children will have the chance to bring along a cushion and book and settle down to some reading during break, lunchtime, with their class, or after school. Teachers and parents will also be running storytime with the children where they will read aloud from their favourite books.
Extreme Reading Photos
We want children to take and share photos of themselves reading in unusual and exiting places and positions - open to all sorts of creative possibilities, the most interesting photos will be displayed in school and shared on the website.
Storyteller Visit Kate Corkery: (Following Week – 12 and 13 November)
Kate is an experienced storyteller and educator. Before plunging into the world of storytelling as a full-time profession, Kate trained and worked as a language teacher and as a professional actor and singer. She has been telling stories for over 20 years and was awarded "Outstanding Storytelling Performance of the Year" by The British Awards for Storytelling Excellence 2012. Children from Reception to Year 6 will have the opportunity to enjoy her performances.
We would love for parents to come into school and share some stories with the children. You could read to your child’s own class or with other classes. You could read a book in English or share a book in your native language, explaining the story to the children as you go or asking children to tell the story back to you in English at the end. You could read with the whole class or smaller groups. The children would really enjoy it if you brought the story alive by being dressed up or bringing some props to help with the story telling – this of course is optional!
BISS Puxi '10' Cook Book - best recipes for children!
We would like to pull together an interesting selection of your top recipes and ideas for inclusion in a BISS Puxi 10 Cook Book. As international parents you have great ideas to share of the tasty meals, snacks and party treats that you have made for your children. We would love to create an interesting selection of these with 10 recipes in each section (we might also include 10 best post-birthday party cocktails for parents!) More information will follow, but get thinking!
So get ready and excited for BOOK WEEK 2014.