Summer Reading Challenge Update

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme is Silly Squad and Gateshead Council have a fantastic range of free online events for children to take part in over the Summer.  Mondays at 11am starting Monday 20th July.
The first event is Monday 20th July , 11am. BIG SCIENCE. Book on eventbrite.
The full programme is below – it’s guaranteed to be fun and silly.

Monday 20th July –  Sweet Science with Big Science

Monday 27th July – Draw along with Illustrator Liz Million

Monday 3rd August – Craig Bradley Fun with Words

Monday 10th August – Kitchen Chemistry with Big Science

Monday 17th August – Draw along with Illustrator Liz Million

Monday 24th August – Craig Bradley Fun with Words

The Summer Reading Challenge website is free to access.

The website features video content, games, quizzes and digital and downloadable activities to  encourage children to take part in the Challenge at home.

In Gateshead you can download the Borrowbox App to get  ebooks and eaudio books direct to your phone, tablet or laptop completely free of charge. Or why not ring and order a collection of brilliant books from Gateshead Libraries Ring & Read service

From Monday 20th July, children can collect a Summer Reading Challenge collectors card and stickers from Gateshead Libraries offering the Ring and Read Service

Children who complete the challenge will receive a Summer Reading Challenge Medal at the end of the Summer.

So visit the website – sign up and be part of the Silly Squad this Summer! Let’s get silly!

Year 4 World Book Day Collective Worship

Year 4 World Book Day Collective Worship

This week, to celebrate World Book Day the children in Year 4 planned and led a Collective Worship about the importance of books. We gathered together in a rectangle to reflect the shape of a book and began by thinking about the importance of the Bible and how it helps us to live good lives. The children read from Luke 11:1-4, which recounts how Jesus taught his disciples to pray, giving them the words which have become the ‘Lord’s Prayer’ we say today. We thought about how these words bring us joy and the knowledge of how much the Lord loves and cares for us.

Each person then responded by sharing the title of their favourite book and why it is special to them. We learned that many of us chose our favourite book because of the joy we get when we share it with others. Our mission going forward is to play our part in the Share a Million Stories Challenge and read an excerpt of our favourite book to our friends and family with the aim of sharing our joy and happiness with them.


Year 5 World Book Day!

Year 5 World Book Day!

Year 5 had a fantastic World Book Day! The children came dressed in imaginative costumes and enjoyed book related activities. We continued reading our class book, Holes by Louis Sachar, we then created a character description for our favourite character in the novel so far.


World book day in Reception

World book day in Reception

We have all enjoyed World Book Day. We have enjoyed sharing our costumes and favourite books with our friends. We especially enjoyed sharing stories with our special friends and going on a bear hunt with them!