Across the school children were encouraged to bring a used book from home that they have read and enjoyed to exchange with other members of their class. This way children got to take home a new book to read and enjoy, but without paying for it!
The Year 3 and 4 children went down to the Year 1 and 2 class and the Year 5 and 6 children went down to the children in EYFS and spent time reading to them. The Year 1 and 2 children also got the opportunity to read to the older children. It was encouraging to see how well the Year 3 and 4 children listened and supported the younger children which really boosted their confidence in reading. The children in Nursey and Reception chose a book that they wanted the older children to read to them. It was inspiring to see how well the Year 5 and 6 children shared the books with the younger children. They demonstrated patience and kindness and it was a pleasure to witness.
Over the week, we played the ‘Stop, drop and read’ game in class. The rule of the game was whenever the teacher called out ‘Stop, drop and read’, the children had to stop whatever they were doing and grab a book to read. This happened in the middle of lessons, at break time and even while lining up!
We arranged our very own book sale to encourage children to buy books of their choice. There was a variety of fiction and non fiction books to choose from. It was great to see the enthusiasm shown by the children, many went home with a book or a handful of books that they were excited to read!