We had such fun on Thursday celebrating World Book Day. The children (and staff!) looked amazing in their costumes and many of them were able to talk eloquently about their characters and favourite books. Most of the classes got together for some buddy reading time which is always enjoyable.
Thank you to everyone who has sent in photos of their children reading in usual places or to unusual friends. If anyone else would like to participate, please email photos to me by 4pm on Monday 6th March. Below is a sneak preview of some of the wonderful photos received so far.
To keep the excitement and buzz around reading going a little longer, here is some information from the official website:
World Book Day changes lives through a love of books and shared reading. Our mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own.
Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income. We want to see more children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them.
World Book Day was created by UNESCO on 23rd April 1995 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. It is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.
The first World Book Day in the UK and Ireland took place in 1997 to encourage young people to discover the pleasure of reading.
As World Book Day founder, Baroness Gail Rebuck, recalls “We wanted to do something to reposition reading and our message is the same today as it was then – that reading is fun, relevant, accessible, exciting, and has the power to transform lives.”
Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to their future success and it’s fun for all involved.
That’s why World Book Day continues to encourage children and young people to read for pleasure through its work with authors, illustrators, publishers, bookshops and libraries.
Use these resources to share stories at home or in schools, nurseries, bookshops and libraries:
Year 4 Trip to Escot
On Tuesday, we visited Escot to take part in their History program (Anglo-Saxon’s experience). The weather was fantastic and the members of staff had a full list of activities for us to participate in.
We started by completing a maze before heading to the Anglo - Saxon village and engaging in the daily routines and jobs that the Anglo - Saxons would have done. These included: baking bread, metal work (making a roach), woodwork and writing by carving into wood.
After lunch, we explored the park and learnt about the animals that were living in England at that time. As the children were so brilliantly behaved, we spent the last 20 minutes of the day playing and having fun in the park.
The members of staff at Escot were amazed at the children’s behaviour and mentioned that they were a credit to the school. They also kindly gifted us the materials and artefacts that we had made which are now on display in the classroom.
We'd like to say a huge thank you to the PTA for contributing towards the cost of our trip. It's very much appreciated and a good day was had by all!
These events are updated regularly and sometimes need to be changed:
Monday 6th - Friday 31st March - DMAT Festival of Hope
Wednesday 8th March - 2nd round Cross Country competition at Chagford Cricket club
Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March - Possible NEU Strike Action
Friday 17th March - PTA Chocolate Bingo
Monday 20th March - Years 1-6 Pupil reports to parents
Friday 24th March - Tag Rugby competition at South Zeal Recreation ground
Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th March - Y3/4 performances (to be confirmed)
Monday 27th March - 3rd and final round of Cross Country competition at Sleekers' Farm, Sourton.
Monday 3rd April - Friday 14th April - Easter holiday
Monday 17th April 6pm - French Trip meeting for parents about the Y6 French residential
Tuesday 23rd June - Trust Rainbow Day. Details to follow
Many calendar and term dates can be found in the calendar at the bottom of our website home page.
2022 23 Term dates can be found here.
2023 24 Term dates can be found here.
PTA 100 Club
There was excitement in Year R this week as they helped with February's 100 Club draw! The winners were:
88 Tom Powell
42 Fiona Passmore
66 Mike Mills
Many thanks to all for supporting the 100 Club. If you'd like to join and be in with a chance to win then please get in touch via email@example.com
The Book Bingo draw will take place on Monday 6th March. Please bring any more slips and sponsorship money in to be in with a chance of winning the big prize.
To read the latest update from Devon County Council, please click here.