Launching Book Week
Every year, our annual Book Week provides pupils with the opportunity to immerse themselves in literature, to explore either a chosen book or author through an array of creative, exciting and sensory themed activities, all of which take inspiration from the chosen theme.
This year, Book Week falls week commencing 21st March, and focuses on Adventures Together: Promoting Well-Being through Reading Together. Throughout the week, we aim to celebrate reading together after time apart; read, work and learn together to support positive wellbeing and celebrate ourselves, our differences and how we can work as a team.
Books we will be utilising during Book Week to support our theme include:
- ‘The Colour Monster’ by Anna Llenas
- ‘Kaya’s Heart Song’ by Diwa Tharan Sanders
- ‘The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be’ by Joanna Gaines
- ‘Errol’s Garden’ by Gillian Hibbs
- ‘Green, Green: A Community Gardening Story’ by Marie & Baldev Lamba.
We hope that during Book Week, some pupils will be able to identify the initial sounds of words in the books using their knowledge from phonics lessons, some will be able to blend the sounds together to read the book themselves, some will answer questions about the story; demonstrating their understanding of what they have read and others will write sentences about their book of choice.
Throughout the school, all pupils will experience reading or having the books read to them and engaging in sensory and creative activities that will bring the stories to life. Best of all, they will be able to do this with their friends, having ‘Adventures Together’ to promote good well-being and a love of reading.