We love to read as often as we can. We also like to dress up, so Book Week was a wonderful opportunity for us to do both of these excellent things.
Peter Pan was happy to be a part of our Book Week
Our theme was: The Art of the Storyteller
Wendy Shearer taught us how to tell interesting stories.
Spike taught us how to create comic strips based on characters who faced many challenges.
Our Character Catwalk inspired us to read more books.
We also had bookbinding sessions.
Overall, we had lots of fun and still love books.
Have a look at the World Book Day site for more reading ideas.
We love using powerful language to create interesting stories. We want to celebrate the work of young budding writers at our school. Zana in Year 4 wrote this fairy tale. We were impressed by her storytelling skills and how she managed to pull together the threads of the story into a strong moral ending. In future weeks we will publish more stories so do let us know if you’ve written something special.
Enjoy listening to our first story.
We celebrated International School Library Day this year by thinking about the historical importance of libraries and creating our own bookmarks.
The theme was:
Your School Library; Mind Map Central
We are very grateful for our school library. We enjoyed using the books in the library to inspire our own bookmarks.
Then each class created a thought bubble showing the importance of libraries. Visit the library and see our display.
Our new library is now officially open.
Karen McCombie and Rosetta Dyer open St. Aidan’s Library 7th May 2014
We celebrated the opening of our library on Wednesday 7th May 2014. Mrs Dyer and local author Karen McCombie had the privilege of cutting our special ribbon.
We reminded ourselves of what our old library used to look like and the journey we took to create our new library.
Then we visited our new library! Many of us were excited by the interesting books we could see. Some of these were donated to us by parents.
We were glad that parents, governors and the owner of a local bookshop celebrated with us.
We want to thank everyone who has helped to create our new library and the people who continue to work on its organisation.
Our library is dedicated to Mrs Dyer for her dedication and contribution to the St. Aidan’s school community; we all enjoy using the library as a new and improved learning space.
In the coming year, we hope to organise more exciting reading activities like the ones in the images below!
Local author Marianne Levy loves to read and write. She visited our school playground to open our New Reading Hut, a reading space for children in the playground.
She also spoke to us in an assembly and answered questions about her life as an author.
Now the weather is warmer, more of us will enjoy reading a good book in the playground!