Newsletter 21 

World Book Day Exclusive


We have had an amazing day World Book Day at school today. The children arrived in a wonderful array of colourful costumes and outfits. Thank you so much for your support in this, you are a creative lot. There has been a real buzz about books around the school today. Of course World Book Day is only one day but here at Bidborough we know the importance of reading and sharing stories all year round. Thanks to the hard work and funds from the PTA our class book corners have all had an overhaul this year and the library has received hundreds of new books. This really does make a huge difference and helps us to create a reading culture within school, which has a big impact on your child’s learning.

The day began with each class listening to a story from a parent who popped in. The stories were all well received and the children waited in anticipation to see who would appear to read to them.

In our assembly we were treated to six magnificent stories, all winners in our school 500 words writing competition. The standard was exceptional and staff and pupils were inspired by what they heard, the atmosphere created and the vocabulary used was tremendous. The quality really is a testament to the hard work of the staff and pupils in their English lessons. Congratulations go the six winners in each of the classes.

Year 1 Izzy Noyek - Back in Time

Year 2 Eve Marsden - Biggy Big

Year 3 Thomas Crocker - Sparky

Year 4 Charlie Cooper - The Spartan Boy who didn't like fighting

Year 5 Beth Bellsham - The Houseback Whale

Year 6 Polly Picton - All Alone

All our winning stories will be on the class pages of the website soon so do take some time to take a look. You will be impressed by the quality and imagination demonstrated.

Your children should all be bringing home three new items today: a book token, a 100 million minutes book mark and a new book to share with you following their class book swap. Please do try to share this story with your children over the coming week and sign their 100 million minutes bookmarks. We are taking part in a nationwide reading challenge called 100 million minutes. We are aiming to raise the profile of sharing a story by counting the collective minutes each class reads to someone, up until the end of the month. You can enter the minutes daily on the bookmark and find out more about this by looking at the link below.

 Although World Book Day is over for another year, the work here continues every day. Thank you all for your support in reading with your child and encouraging them to become a book lover.

Also a little reminder, as many classes are out on trips over the next few weeks, please ensure your child has a yellow hat for these occasions.

Have a fantastic weekend and enjoy the new books,

Mrs Hard