Visit to Borderline Books with our Book Worms
Siham and Jennifer, our school Book Worms, who oversee our class libraries and Reading for Pleasure across the school collected a sample of book requests from each year group to support the teaching and learning of topics within each classroom. With this, they visited Borderline Books, a free charity library in Jarrow, where they delved into the many thousands of books to find some matching selections.
They returned to Larkspur, sorted, wrapped and presented the books as a magical gift to each class to be enjoyed throughout the year. Look at the lovely new titles we have enhance our libraries...
World Book Day 2023 Parent and Carer Class Reading Visit
It was so lovely to see so many parents and carers attend our World Book Day Reading session in each class as part of our World Book Day Celebrations. All pupils took part in a whole school writing challenge, inspired by the most beautiful shell (a treasure found in Miss Hall's cupboard of magic and mystery!). In addition, we all dressed up as our favourite book characters and ended the day sharing our stories and creating writing with our special visitors. Here's a snapshot of our day...
Community Grant for 'Share a Story' project
We have been lucky enough to receive a grant to help develop a 'Share a Story' initiative to promote weekend reading and the enjoyment of reading for pleasure at home.
Miss Hall will work alongside the School Council to create a series of book bags that can be loaned over the weekend for families to enjoy. Each book bag will have a unique school design and contain a story, teddy, hot chocolate, book mark and family comment book. The bag will go home on Friday and be returned to school on Monday for another family to enjoy. We hope that this will give our children and families access to new, inspiring stories and promote further reading at home.
Daily Story Time
Every teacher ensures that children have the opportunity to listen to or share a story/poem/extract/play at the end of every school day. It can be selected by the child, a class novel, linked to their topic, current affairs - whatever direction the class choose. They may even decide to share their own story outdoors in their own Hobbit hole!