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March 26, 2015
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Books, books and more books in Year R!

Wow it has been a very busy week with books for our Year R children. The beautiful Dr Seuss themed book corner has now been completed with some amazing illustrations by Mrs Hiles and new furniture funded by FOWPS. The children have enjoyed using this area to have quiet time and share stories with friends.

At storytime today we listened to a fairy tale with a twist called ‘How the Library (not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel’. The story tells how Rapunzel gets bored waiting for her Prince and gets a job in a Library and discovers a whole new world via library books.

The children then got to choose their new library books and went back to their classes to share their stories. We are looking forward to next week when we will be enjoying some stories about eggs just in time for Easter.

March 21, 2015
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Another busy week at the library!

We have had another busy week in the library which started with a visit from the Travelling Book Fair. The children are always very excited about seeing the selection of books available and we sold out of David Walliams, who is currently the author focus in years 3 and 4. The book fair will be on again on Monday 23rd March 3pm -4pm, why not pop along and visit.

On Thursday we had 6 classes visit the library to choose new books. Some of the children in Year 1 and 2 chose books for their Hop Around Hampshire Reading Challenge. We also had some children complete their challenge, a big well done to Edie and Gwendolen in Seals and Megan in Turtles Class. The children now have until after the Easter Holidays to complete their challenge and a wide selection of books are available at Whitchurch Library.

After the sucess of the World Book Day author focus, Year 1 and 2 classes have been given new authors. Seals have Timothy Knapman, Dolphins Peter Bently, Turtles Jeanne Willis and Seahorses Tim Hopgood. We look forward to hearing from the children about what stories they are enjoying from their new authors.

We finished the week with a visit to the Penguin and Puffin classes for some storytime sessions. The children thought it was very funny in ‘Never tickle a tiger’ when Izzy tickled the tiger and caused chaos at the Zoo. In ‘The Tale of Two Beasts’ the children shared the story of a girl and a beast told in two parts, and realised that one of the beasts was actually the little girl.

March 5, 2015
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World Book Day Bedtime Stories and Storytelling


Wow, we had a very busy World Book Day today at the school. All the children were invited to come to school dressed in their pyjamas and to bring along their favourite bedtime story. Each year group listened to some bedtime stories including: The Snatchabook by Helen Docherty , The Monster Bed by Jeanne Willis, The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers and Max and the Won’t Go to Bed Show by Max Sperring. They all really enjoyed joining in with the sound effects and actions in the stories.

Each class then devised their own story using our story stones and demonstrated amazing imaginations, filled with pirates, wizards, vikings, exolorers and much more.

We even managed to fit in visits to the library by year R, 1 and 2. Some of our children chose books to use for their Hop Around Hampshire Reading Challenge. We’ve had 2 children finish already and would love to see more complete the challenge next week.

It’s been a fantastic day at school and hopefully the children have enjoyed their World Book Day. They will have all received a voucher which they can use towards one of the special World Book Day books or towards another book.

March 2, 2015
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World Book Day Celebrations begin……..


Welcome to our celebrations of World Book Day this week in the library. I have chosen an author for each of our classes to adopt for the week, to introduce the children to new authors who they may not have previously read. On World Book Day on Thursday, each of the year groups will have a storytime session and we will be using story stones to create their own stories. The theme for World Book Day this year is Bedtime Stories and all children have been invited to wear their pyjamas to school and bring in their favourite bedtime story. All of the children will be receiving a £1.00 voucher to exchange for the special World Book Day books or to use towards another book. There is a fantastic range of titles this year from Chris Riddell, Michael Morpurgo, Steven Butler and many more! If you’re looking for more information to inspire your child’s love of reading then visit the website for more information. Watch the class blogs for further details…..