We love to read at Oldmixon!
Today, Tuesday 5th October 2021, we had an inspiring visit from American author Jay Joseph. Joseph is a teacher in Bristol, who always wanted to write, and has recently released two books: Fire Boy and Pants on Fire.
We found out that Joseph's passion for books started with comic books, when he was a child, and he has always loved superhero stories!
At the end of the talk, we were able to purchase his books and were lucky enough to have then signed.
Children's National Book Awards
We are part of the testing group for Children's National Book awards. This is a new venture for us and we have now allocated our second set of lovely books. Our children have been reading and reviewing all these new lovely books. We look forward to sharing some reviews and recommendations in the next few weeks!
Great excitement as our Year 6 Reading Champions got their new books for reviewing and voting on for National Children's Book Awards!
Christmas Pop up Book Store
Virtual Visits From Authors
During Term 3 we will be having two virtual visits from Authors.
Watch this space!
Reading areas in our classrooms and communal space.
Our children are thoroughly enjoying being able to use the additional, newly created reading areas. Many children can be seen sitting in the conservatory at playtime, sharing their chosen book with a friend. During morning break, children choose to visit the library to sit quietly reading, whereas some enjoy listening to an audio book together.
We provide a range of opportunities to ensure all of our children develop a life-long love of reading.
Every Friday during our virtual celebration assembly children who have excelled in their learning are rewarded with a brand new book. We hope that eventually, over time, children will leave with a personal 'library' of books. Visiting the Library
Throughout the school day we have timetabled sessions so that our children can access the library. The library is open during morning play, lunchtime and after school. Each time a child visits the library they receive a special raffle ticket. Every Friday during our celebration assembly, a name is drawn. The winning ticket entitles a family to a special reading box. This reading box includes hot chocolate, marshmallow, a box of biscuits as well as a selection of books for all the family to enjoy during the week!
Year group story time
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