At Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School, we love to read!
We read because we love to learn new things. We read because we like to escape and visit new worlds. We read because it gives us time to relax. We read for pleasure!
We read at home, we read in our classrooms, we read in the library, we read on the playground, we read on our own, we read to each other. We read anywhere!
Every day at 11am, David Walliams, the author of Gangsta Granny and The Boy in the Dress, will be sharing an audio story from one of his best-selling World's Worst Children short story collections.
Whether your children are already firm fans of the author or not, this is a sure way to add some fun and laughter to their mornings.
The daily treat is named 'Elevenses', and children and grown-ups can tune in for a tale elaborately told by the celebrity. And yes, he does all the voices!
Follow the link below to his website...
Stuck at home in self-isolation? Then don't miss out on a fantastic story time opportunity!
The author of 'How to Catch a Star' - Oliver Jeffers - starting from this week, is reading one of his stories online for children across the world to hear every day.
He is sharing his videos via Instagram, at 6pm every day! He is then also saving his story time videos to his website!
So take a look and enjoy listening to an author read his own stories!
Check out his website by clicking below!
Our 'We Love To Read' Basket!
Ever had to wait to get picked up from school? Waiting to speak to a member of staff? Then take the opportunity to enjoy a good book while you wait!
Our love to read basket is located in our school office waiting area!
Can you think of any other good books your family like to enjoy which you'd like to see in our basket? If so, let me know!
Pupil Council Library Visit!
This year Pupil Council have been finding out what Glade Hill pupils think about our school library. We have decided to reignite the library's status in school and revamp it over the year. Pupil Council have been asking the opinion of their classes but this week they have been to visit another school's library to gain ideas on how we could improve or change ours.
Here are our Pupil Council exploring the Harry Potter themed school library at Dovecote Primary School. There was much to enjoy and many gasps as they walked in! Take a look for yourselves...
Take a look at the reading prizes won by our amazing readers this half term! We have some NEW teddies for Year 2 and 3! Lion, Monkey and Dog! Dog proved to be the most popular in Year 3!
The children who won an award today have read three time a week (or more!) for ten weeks! A great achievement!
Reading Reward Scheme (EYFS, Y1, Y2, Y3)
(Read Every Day, Talk Every Day)
How it works:
- Children are expected to read at home to an adult 3 or more times a week (which will need to be recorded in their reading diaries by an adult).
- Teachers will check reading diaries (on a set day each week) and if your children have read three times they will get a sticker on their teddy bear in their classroom.
- Children have to work towards earning ten stickers on their chart in order to win their RED TED reading award - their very own teddy bear!
- After that the children will get a new teddy bear chart and the process will begin again but this time they will be working towards winning a book to read to their teddy bear!
- This will repeat until they have filled their third teddy bear chart with ten stickers, and if they achieve this, they will earn a storytelling reward! A picnic with a storyteller, where they get to listen to lots of amazing stories!
BRONZE, SILVER and GOLD
Reading Reward Scheme (Y4, Y5, Y6)
How it works:
- Children are expected to read at home to an adult 3 or more times a week (which will need to be recorded in their reading diaries by the adult).
- Teachers will check reading diaries (on a set day each week) and if your children have read three times they will get a sticker on their Bronze book mark.
- Children have to work towards earning ten stickers on their bookmark in order to win their Bronze reading award - a personalised pencil. They will also be rewarded with a reading certificate.
- After that the children will be working towards achieving a Silver reading reward so the process will start again and they will need to collect ten stickers on their silver bookmark in order to be awarded with a new book!
- Once they have achieved this the process will repeat again until they have been rewarded with the Gold reading award - a trip out to Waterstones with the Head Teacher to buy their own book! And if it's sunny, maybe even have an ice-cream in Market Square!
We will be handing out two parent reading awards in each class, each week to say thank you to those parents who are hearing their children read frequently at home. Look out - the teachers may be displaying the names of the winning parents/carers on their classroom windows!
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