Book Week is Nearly Here!
The eagerly awaited Book Week is just around the corner. During the week beginning 19 March, all students will be involved in a week of celebrating the love of books. There will be events to take part in each break and lunchtime, competitions galore and the wonderful Book Character Parade on the Friday morning (23 March). There will be prizes for the best costumes...the judges tend to pick homemade costumes. Please feel free to get dressed up too and join in the fun. There will be events in the Library too, and our visiting book company this year - Kinokuniya - will be here all week. A second-hand book store will also be here from Monday to Wednesday. Details of all events and competitions will be given to the children very soon. It truly is a wonderful week, which is enjoyed by all students and staff too.
From Monday to Thursday of Book Week, we have a visiting author: David Bedford. He will be hosting presentations and running workshops for the students. David is a UK author, who has written many picture books, as well as a series of football books. During his time in school, students will be able to buy a signed copy of David’s books in the library- both at KS2 lunchtimes and after school. If you would like to know more about David, please visit this website.
Year 5’s Book Week in a Day
As Year 5 will be leaving for their residential trip to Kaeng Krachang on Tuesday 20 March, we didn’t want them to miss out on all the fantastic things going on for Book Week so they will have their very own “Book Week in a Day” on Monday 19 March. They will have the chance to meet the visiting author, David Bedford, as well as take part in a variety of book week activities as well as buddy reading. They will also have their very own Book Character Parade that day and prizes will be awarded for the best costume in each of the Year 5 classes.
The Great STA Book Week Bake-Off
After the huge success of last year’s competition, we are happy to announce that we will again hold the Great STA Bake-Off on Friday 23 March as part of our Book Week activities. Students are asked to design a cake or cookies with the theme “Love of Reading”. You can ask your teacher for a template. Your ideas should be submitted either to your class teacher or directly to Mrs. Leanne (Room A12) by Wednesday, 14 March. Finalists will be asked to make their cakes and bring them to school on Friday 23 March when the judging will take place. House points will be awarded for every entry and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 entries in each of the following categories: EYFS; KS1; KS2 (Y3 & Y4); KS2 (Y5 & Y6). Please remember that St Andrews is a nut free school. Nuts may not be used in any of the recipes. Good luck and get baking!