We held a fantastic Book Week this week at the RGS, celebrating our love of books and the enjoyment and importance of reading. There has been a wide range of activities taking place throughout the week which have engaged and excited our pupils.
As pupils arrived at school each morning there were lots of great competitions running and wonderful books to be purchased at the Book Fair. Well done to everyone who took part in one of the competitions and to our ‘100 Book Challenge’ winners who were presented with certificates on Thursday.
Classes had the opportunity to listen to stories read by different teachers and our older pupils visited Early Years’ classrooms to read stories to our youngest pupils. ‘Cozy Wednesday’ saw pupils wear pyjamas and enjoy stories with their friends, teachers and parents. Also on Wednesday, parents were invited to come into school to look at examples of guided reading and talk to Mr. Trace about strategies that can be used at home and school to encourage reading and develop key skills.
Throughout the week pupils had to ‘Drop Everything and Read’ when they heard the sound of a tambourine around school which caused much amusement, especially when pupils were in PE lessons!
The final event of the week was the Book Character Parade which was great fun! There were some amazing costumes this year with pupils and staff coming to school dressed as their favourite book or movie character. We enjoyed a variety of performances throughout assembly, including poetry read by pupils and teachers. On Thursday, pupils also took part in a carousel of activities throughout the day with different teachers.
A huge thank you to everyone for getting so involved in this great week and to Mr. Trace, our English Coordinator, for organising a fantastic and hugely beneficial Book Week.