World Book Day
On Thursday 3rd March 2016 it was World Book Day, to celebrate the whole school took part in a variety of activities, some of which are detailed below.
- All children received a £1 book voucher. Most book shops accept the vouchers and a range of fantastic books have been made available for just £1.
- Years 2 – 6 visited Waterstones book store to spend their vouchers.
- Year 3 and 4 visited Stockport Library on Wednesday 2nd March ahead of World Book Day.
- All children and staff came to school dressed as their favourite book character.
- All children took part in a special story afternoon, exploring school and listening to stories read by the teachers.
The whole point of World Book Day is to encourage children to read for pleasure, which we know is the single greatest thing they can do in order to progress with their learning and open up new and exciting words for them to explore and enjoy. Children who read regularly and are read to will have developed vocabularies containing 1000s more words than those who do not by the time they enter KS2.
Of course it’s not always easy to make time for reading when we lead such busy lives, especially if there is only one parent in the house or lots of children. The key is ‘little and often’, with bedtimes being a particularly good time to share stories.
If you have any questions, or any of your own ideas for boosting reading at St. Thomas’, please see Mr Kelly.