Today our competition winners visited the Children’s Bookshop in Lindley to choose and take home their own reading books. There were lots of books to choose from so all the children took their time to make sure they selected the perfect book for home. After they chose their books, they enjoyed reading them in the café with juice and a HUGE cookie. We all had a lovely afternoon and wish we could do it every day!
Here are the winners of our Extreme Reading Challenge. It was a very difficult decision to make as all the entries were fantastic but a big well done to the following children:
Year 1: Crystal
Year 2: Grace
Year 3: Zac
Year 4: Alfie
Year 5: Charlie
Year 6: Ashton
As their prize, children will either be receiving a book voucher or they will be joining Miss Shaw and Mrs Lawley on a special trip to the Children’s Bookshop next Tuesday.
A huge well done and thank you to all the children and staff who took part in the Extreme Reading Challenge. We had over 100 entries and it has been wonderful to see so many of you reading in different and unusual places. The staff and children loved seeing all the entries in our assembly on Thursday.
In literacy this half term we watched a silent film called The Dragon Slayer. For our assessed piece of writing we wrote our own words to go with the story. Some of the year 3 children then recorded each other or themselves reading their story.
We hope you enjoy listening.
Miss Stitch and Miss Edgar
As you are aware, Holmewood Library is sadly set to close due to funding being removed by Bradford Council. The closure of this library would be a huge loss to our local community as well as the children who use and enjoy the facilities available there. The library regularly holds activities and reading challenges, like the ‘Big Friendly Read’, to encourage children to read which are loved and appreciated by many pupils here at St John’s. Holmewood Library also offers a place for younger children to play and provides regularly company for members of our community.
You will have all received a letter with a slip to sign to show your support in keeping the library open. There is now also an online petition which has been created by Mrs Heward to further prevent the closure of Holmewood Library. It would be greatly appreciated if you could sign the online petition and continue return any slips from the letter to your class teacher.
The petition can be found via the following link: