7th - 11th October Book Week 2019
This year ‘Our Favourite Authors’ was the theme. Please click here to doewnload the leaflet. The children enjoyed sharing books by their favourite author with friends - the older children read stories to our reception aged children which was greatly enjoyed by everyone.
Parents visited the class to work with their child. It was a great opportunity for the adult to see teaching and learning in action. Feedback from these sessions include
"I loved coming in for "working alongside your child". It's a great opportunity to see the teaching that goes on and how the children interact."
"Working alongside is such a special opportunity to see your child in the classroom, and to see their teachers in action. Extremely appreciated, thank you"
"I really enjoyed the activity as it meant we could work together in a classroom environment. It was lovely seeing the other childrens' final story plans and listening to them"
I found the "work alongside your child" most valuable as rarely we have such an insight to a school day."
"It's a great opportunity to see the teaching that goes on and how the children interact. Especially lovely for Apple parents to see how well their child has settled and are enjoying these early days."
"It is so importanty to see our children in their classroom environment. It helps to understand how they learn."
Reading is a high priority in Ewhurst School and nearly 100% of children were able to participate in this challenge; to read every day.
Parental comments included:
In Apple Class:
- "If I were a Unicorn" - this book opened our imagination and our daughter had fun making up her own story.
- "The enthusiasm of the children all joining in with the love of reading"
In Holly Class:
- "He did really well with his split diagraphs"
- "Great de-coding and use of phonics knowledge"
- "He is beginning to decode in his head"
- "She was so proud to show me her classroom and really enjoyed the "Peace at last" activity
In Cherry Class:
- "There's a snake in my school" by David Walliams - Extremely good expression whilst reading
- "Sing to the moon" I liked this book as it was about a boy in Uganda, Parents comment: read well and guessed parts of the story in advance.
Dressing up Day - As a character from a favourite book
Children brought into school a range of props to help them describe the character they were. A great day was had by everyone