We love reading so much at St Anne's that we didn't just celebrate World Book Day....we turned it into World Book Week!
We are still recovering from a whirlwind of activities that saw us show our love of reading out of school and in school whilst also welcoming a range of visitors through our doors.
We kicked off our celebrations by welcoming our parents and carers in to come and spend an uninterrupted half an hour of reading for enjoyment with their child in one of our cosy reading spaces. Some adults brought in their own books whilst some children took the opportunity to read a book from our well-stocked libraries that they had had their eye on.
We welcomed the wonderful Pop Project in to take us on a historical journey from the 1950s to the present day focusing on the children's books that were written and published in each decade. The live music, pictures and video clips set the context of the period and we had some interactive fun along the way.
All of the children from Year 1 to Year 6 visited the stunning Central Library this week. Not only did we get the chance to have a look around the children's reading area and pre-select some books that we could go back to borrow with our parents and carers, we were also able to listen to story tellers and authors. Year 4 were even lucky enough to watch a performance of their class book - Alice in Wonderland!
Lots of fun was had when the children took part in a book themed Scavenger Hunt. Lots of children's book covers were hidden all around our school. The children were given the titles and they had to find the covers in order to record who the authors were. There were lots of lovely discussions from the children about what the books may have been about and how they wanted to read the stories.
We gave the children and our parents and carers a mission - to turn a humble potato into a storybook character and they didn't let us down! We had a fabulous range of characters brought into school and there will be winners announced in Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Have a look in our gallery below, can you recognise any of your favourite characters?
We welcomed some teachers and pupils from St Francis Assisi Academy to host our book buffet. They laid out a selection of our Headteacher's Reading Challenge books and gave the children 4 minutes to read a book before moving onto another title. The children then recorded any books that they would like to read fully - those who aren't members of the challenge yet know what they have to do in order to read the book - ask Mrs Eke and Mr Barwise for a form!
We continue to develop our links with Liverpool University and we welcomed two First Year students, Holly and Stephen to come and read to the children in Nursery to Year 4. Our children in Year 5 and 6 were welcomed to the Liverpool University campus and library. Our children know that a love of reading can help you to aim high!