From the 4th to 8th March we hosted our annual Big Read! Lots of fun and exciting activities have were planned to promote the enjoyment of reading linking it to an Journeys theme inspired our focus book , Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
Some highlights …
- Monday: Was out launch assembly!
- Tuesday: M&M Theatre performed a classic of English children’s literature, Alice in Wonderland!
- Wednesday: was Mystery Books day! Every class received an award winning book all wrapped up and ready to be unpacked and read in a very special story time.
- Thursday: To celebrate World Book Day, every teacher ran a special story telling session and pupils could choose which story to listen to.
- Friday: was Mad Hatter Day – children came to school wearing crazy headgear inspired by the character from Alice in Wonderland.
Competition Time – Journey Down The Rabbit Hole!
As a homework activity the children are being asked to write about what they might experience if they fell down a magic rabbit hole like Alice in Wonderland. The competition closes on Thursday 14th March and there will be a winner from every year group, chosen by School Council. The winners will be given prize vouchers to spend in the upcoming Book Fair which runs from 18th – 22nd March
Extreme Reading Challenge 2019: Take a photo of yourself reading in an unusual (but not dangerous!) place! Upload it onto the Treehouse page (#BigReadWeek / Extreme Reading) or share it with your teacher. These people have already taken up the challenge this week …
Books for a Journey
Let’s get blogging about our best books. If you could only choose one, which book would you want to read if you were going on a long journey like Alice? Why would you read it? Tell the rest of the school on the TreeHouse #2019 Books for a Journey
Alice in Wonderland
Classes had their Mystery Books delivered on Wednesday. Each title was chosen from the The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals shortlist. These are the UK’s oldest and most prestigious children’s book awards. Often described by authors and illustrators as ‘the one they want to win’, the are the gold standard in children’s literature.
Mad Hatter Day
Inspired by The Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland we all came to school wearing … a mad hat!