For the whole of Autumn Term we have been working hard at home with our families to try and read 50 books. We have to give our reading records to the teachers so they can give us stickers on our bookmarks. As its the last week of term it was time so see who had read their 50 books.
Mrs Ainsley came with her special prize trolley to hand out prizes and certificates. Everyone who had read 50 books got a special sticker and certificate. Then there was one super prize winner from the whole of FS2 who got a big prize. The winner was in our class!
We celebrate reading at home because it is proven that children who read at home make more progress and become better readers overall. Its important to get in a routine with reading and read a mixture of school reading books where your child takes the lead and also story books and information books where you share books with your child.
A huge well done to the children who have got their award this term. Don’t worry if you didn’t we start again after the holidays.
Parents/ Carers- if you think your child could also have read their 50 books you need to make sure you hand their reading record to a teacher in the morning. If you do so before Friday 21st they could still get their certificate.
One of the best days in FS2 is when we have our FS Graduation to celebrate our time in Foundation Stage at Prince Edward before we move onto Key Stage One. We love it because all the children have a chance to reflect on their learning during the year and tell us what they enjoyed the most. Then we get to share that with all our families.
We sang some songs and then we all stood up to tell everyone what our favourite thing about Foundation Stage had been. We thought about our time with Miss Hulme in Nursery as well. We had to be very brave as there were over 100 adults there for us to talk to.
Mr Siezckarek and Mrs Ainsley came to hand out the certificates and special treats.
We were also given our special string which Miss Parker and Miss Deighton had been holding onto since our first day at school in September. It was exactly the same size as us so we can see how much we’ve grown during the school year. I wonder who has grown the most?!? Don’t forget to tell the teachers how much you’ve grown.
We then got to watch our Graduation Video which is a look back over the year at all the fun things we’ve been learning and experiencing. Everyone loved looking for themselves on the big screen.
You can watch it again below or by clicking here.
We hope you enjoy it. Thanks again to all families for their support during the school year. We hope you enjoy Year One! Good Luck! 🙂 Don’t forget to pop back in and let us know how you’re getting on.
Every child in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One was given a Books at Bedtime card last Wednesday. They had to read a Bedtime Story with their grown up every night this week and write down which one they had read. Today was the day we had to bring them back to school. We put them all in a big pile, closed our eyes and picked a winner. Look who won!!!
She got to go and see Mrs Ainsley and choose a book from the box. It was hard choosing from so many great books but finally she settled on a dinosaur book.
Don’t forget to read your Bedtime Stories this week and you’ll get to go in the prize draw next Wednesday if you bring your card back to school. Then the week after its the big Prize Draw.
For the 3 weeks before half term, we ran the Books at Bedtime competition at school in FS and KS1. Everyone had to read books at bedtime for three weeks with their families and record them on the special sheets. On the last day of half term we had a PJ party to celebrate and even brought our teddies to school.
Research shows how important it is for children to have a bedtime story each night and how much children value the time with their grownups. However, there are increasing pressures on time and many families don’t have a bedtime routine which includes a story. We hope you continue the Books at Bedtime even though the competition is finished.
We held a special Assembly with Mrs Ainsley where we found out who the winner was in each class. There had been 2 winners of books at the end of Week 1 and at Week 2- thats lots of new books going home! 🙂
Then we had a look at lots of books with our friends from Garnet class and also Year One and Year Two. It was lots of fun.
Don’t forget to let us know on a WOW moment if you and your child have been sharing books and stories at home! Which is your favourite book you read together?