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.
It all started on Sunday when staff and pupils arrived at school dressed as a book character. There were some amazing costumes and every class had the opportunity to parade on the stage.
During the week each year group focused on a different Great British Author and we held character hunts and competitions for everyone to get involved in. Our older pupils visited Early Years and Key Stage 1 classrooms to read stories to our younger pupils, and staff and pupils had to ‘Drop Everything and Read’ whenever they heard the sound of a tambourine. This caused much amusement, especially when pupils were in PE lessons!
On Thursday we held our Book Week assembly during which, classes showcased some of the work they had completed throughout the week. We welcomed the ‘Lilliput Players’ into school to work with Early Years and Key Stage 1 on creative music, and the whole of the Primary School joined together for a special reading themed garden party towards the end of the day.
A huge thank you to everyone for getting so involved in this great week and to Miss Newsome, our English Coordinator, for organising a fantastic and hugely beneficial Book Week.