We are running a summer reading challenge – the 4 best classes will get a class disco at the end of term! See the newsletter for full details.
We have been speaking to children about the class readers – here are some quotes from the KS2 children….
Olivia (year 5)
Beetle Boy was my favourite class reader as it was really funny to read! I’ve been reading Moon boy – it’s really funny, it’s about imaginary friends.
Seb (year 5)
I enjoyed reading Beetle Boy and as soon as I had finished it I got Beetle Queen, which was good, but Beetle was the best! Cosmic Boy reminded me of me as he’s really tall and his clothes never fit him – I enjoyed finishing them. I have enjoyed reading the Harry Potter books and most of the set.
Nyla (year 6)
I enjoyed reading Letters from the Lighthouse because it was interesting to find out the whole story and I liked the setting of WW2. We also did some writing based on this book. I like reading the Alex Rider books, everyone is reading them.
Sam (year 6)
Just Jack is my favourite because it is very realistic and funny. I like the Alex Rider books as they are very interesting.
Jorja (year 3)
I liked reading Bill’s New Frock because there are lots of funny different situations. I’m reading The Naughtiest Girl in school now, about a girl called Elizabeth and she goes to a new school and she was naughty at first because she wanted to go home, then she found a new friend so she started being good. The next term she wanted to go home – she thought she was going to be feeble. It’s a long book and I’m quite far in, I’m enjoying it!
Dylan (year 3)
I loved reading Egyptian Tales because it’s funny and I like Egyptian history – because of the mummies! I like story time because Miss Bacchus puts the fireplace on the whiteboard, I like it because we can hear the fire crackling. I have enjoyed reading Horrid Henry, because he’s really horrid and the adults are expecting Horrid Henry to be mean!
Ronnie (year 4)
I enjoyed reading The Chronicles of Narnia because I loved reading about all the different adventures they went on. I enjoyed the Dancing Bear where the girl teaches the bear how to dance.
Callum (year 4)
I liked reading Iron Man best as the end was the best part. Class story time is great as Mr Shaw lets everyone read. I loved reading Beowulf because I liked the knights fighting!
George (year 4)
Iron Man had a good ending, I liked it best. I’ve enjoyed reading Beowulf too because of the fighting.
Here is our new reading display up in the Key Stage 2 corridor; isn’t it stunning!
We are really excited to welcome you back to school! The feathers display is up in KS2.
The feathers were coloured and filled in by children, parents, dinner staff, office staff, teaching staff and assistants… all unified by the thing that reading means to them. Reading is ALL reading – whether it’s online, instructions, teaching yourself something – or, my favourite kind of reading…. to escape to different worlds!
Research states that if you read you will do better across all subjects, that’s why reading is key to our curriculum at Park Spring. If you want to support the drive to improve reading at our school please contact the office, Mrs Digby, Miss Horton, Miss Carey, Mrs Houghton or Miss Benson! We would love to hear your ideas as part of our reading community.
Watch this space for the photos of our reading display and more reading events with the current safety considerations in mind.
2nd April 2020
To support you to do more reading at home – here’s the reading for 2020 sheet! If you can’t print it don’t worry – you can use the one you might have in your old home learning, or draw a new one using this template! When you’ve completed a challenge fill it in, you can share a photo of it with your teacher on email or on our Facebook page!
If you are able to get onto e-reading, then… keep reading! It is great to see how much some children are using it!
If you are logging into Lexia – the address is:
Lexia@parkspringprimary.co.uk, then your password.
Bedrock passwords should have been sent home to year 5 children – if you need your child’s password please contact us on the year 5 email address – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audible is free for children at the moment.
15th February 2020
We had a great 2nd book swap yesterday! It was lovely to see lots of children swapping books, reading more and more as the year goes on! Thank you also to all the generous people that have donated books – it is helping to get more books into more homes.
Here are some compelling reasons to read more.
We have had lots of book launches to celebrate the new new books in classes – ranging from a disgusting digestive morning in year 4 which linked to their new book, to the rock up and read in year 1 and many many more – check out the class pages to see the exciting links to reading and learning.
We are excited about World Book Day – we will be coming into school in pyjamas and sharing bed time stories – we will keep you posted on the events planned for each class.
Previously at Park Spring…
We are really excited to see so many children reading more books in and around school. The big book swap is scheduled for Friday the 31st of January, teachers have lots of books ready to swap with parents and children! We have books for children and adults! We will do another swap later in term – watch this space!
You many have noticed lot of reading launch or celebration events – each year group has had another delivery of books and we can’t wait to share them with you all.
Wow! It has been a busy first half term – here are some of the highlights in reading. We are having a Park Spring ‘Year of Reading’ to link with the Leeds Year of Reading.
Sorting Hat Assembly
Every other week we now have a sorting hat assembly, where our very own sorting hat helps guide children to choose a teacher to read a special story to a different class. Who will the hat choose next?
We have ordered over 350 books to go into classes, from Owl Babies to Letters from the Lighthouse, every class now has a set of class readers to use in story time and much more!
The class readers have been used to inspire acting, writing and reading. It has been lovely to see whole classes reading along at the end of the day during story time.
Year 6 have been in contact with the author of their book and year 2 have written texts inspired by their class reader.
Everybody Reads In Class (ERIC)
Each class now has a weekly 20 minute session where everyone enjoys reading or sharing their favourite books with their friends. As part of our drive to support a life-long love of reading we feel it is important to give time to this important session.
Mrs Smith has been really busy organising the Park Spring Book Drop.
It has been lovely to hear about all of the children who have found our books!
Home Reading Competition
In the Key Stage 2 celebration assemblies we have been holding a home reading challenge! Class 6B are the current champions with a current top achievement of getting 70% of the class reading 5 times a week! It has been lovely to talk to the year 6 children about the books they are reading. Well done 6B!
Quotes from children about reading
I talk to Jacob in year 5 about Mr Stink as we are both reading it at the moment. Lola
Imogen has finished A Monster Calls and is now reading Letters from the Lighthouse.
Yarik is reading Treasure Island and is reading his way through the year 6 reading canon.
Gabriella reads all the time and is reading the Warrior Cats books at the moment.
Maisie and Jessica are reading Wonder from the School Library Service.
Several year 5 children are reading Chris Riddell books and David Walliams books from the School Library service.
Harvey is a very keen reader and really enjoyed reading the Pirate Diary books, while Zoe and Lil enjoyed the Ottaline and Goth Girl books.
The year 5 children enjoyed listening to Once Upon a Wild Wood with Mrs Digby – they loved discussing the play on words and spotting the different fairy tales.
The children are loving reading the Iron Man.
The children brought in their favourite books to share for their ERIC sessions.
The children have been visited by the Evil Pea and there were peas everywhere!
The children enjoyed writing Oi Mrs Smith and Oi Miss Carey books inspired by Oi Frog!
Nursery and Reception
The children have been excited to choose the teacher to read to them and to enjoy their new books, along with Roll up and read sessions happening in Early Years and Year 1.
More to look forward to!
Christmas book fair with Scholastic.
More new books for each year group.
Sorting hat assemblies.
Book celebration events.
Events and badges for regular home readers.
Reading ambassadors to be chosen!
What a busy half term! Lots of reading and fun to come! Watch this space.