Last week saw students from across the Primary School immerse themselves in what was a truly memorable Book Week. This year, we wanted the students to explore something different, something that would allow their imaginations to run away with them and encourage them to ask questions, to the point where they may never get the answers. ‘Wordless’ books was the adopted focus this year, which appealed to everyone as the story could be told and interpreted in many different ways. A perfect example of this saw students in Year 3 take part in a round robin of reading of the same wordless book that was told differently by the four Year 3 teachers. From role play to hot seating and taking on the role of both Author and Illustrator, students thoroughly enjoyed the activities that were planned for them during their literacy lessons.
Outside of the structured lessons saw students take part in a Read-A-Thon, where they listened to teachers share stories, as well as Buddy Reading with students in different year groups. It was a pleasure seeing the smiles on our younger students faces as they partnered up with ‘big’ Secondary School students. The week ended with our annual ‘dress up’ day on World Book Day, which saw some amazing book-related costumes being worn by our students and enthusiastic teachers. #ShareAStory was certainly a big hit and we must remember that this should not just happen because it was a themed week, we should make time to read every day!
Please be reminded that this is Assessment Week for Primary students. Assessment letters were sent out as hard copies and electronically, informing you of the FLO coverage in each of the assessments. Please continue to support your child at home with their preparations, making sure that they are in bed early, fully rested, and come to school on time. Teachers will share feedback with parents during Parent-Teacher Progress meetings, which for Primary parents will take place on Sunday 25 March and Wednesday 28 March.