Tag Archives: reading

Library clubs

Here are the days for library club:

KS1 – run by Mr Wardlow in the Charter Street building
Monday – Reception
Tuesday – year 1
Wednesday – year 2
Thursday – year 2
Friday – Reception, year 1 and year 2

KS2 – run by Miss Taylor in the Kingsway building
Monday – year 3
Tuesday – year 4
Wednesday – year 5
Thursday – year 6

Library club is great way to support your child with their reading and give them access to thousands of fantastic books.

Key Stage Two library opening after school

school library

Last year opening the school library after school was a huge success and was thoroughly enjoyed by both parents and children alike – so it is back by popular demand!

We are once again giving parents and carers the opportunity to visit the library with your child for 30 minutes after school in which they will be allowed to take a book home to read with you. There are set days for each year group.

From week beginning 17th November:

Year 3 – Monday 3:20pm – 3:50pm
Year 4 – Tuesday 3:20pm – 3:50pm
Year 5 – Wednesday 3:20pm – 3:50pm
Year 6 – Thursday 3:20pm – 3:50pm

Each child MUST be accompanied by an adult as this is the time for you and your child to read together.

Both staff and children are very proud and excited about our library. We are looking forward to sharing it with parents once again and hope to make it you and your child’s favourite place in school!

Mrs Davis and Miss Taylor

Foundation Stage Trip – The Palace Theatre

What the ladybird heard

Our Reception childre will be visiting the Palace Theatre in Manchester on Thursday 22nd May 2014 to watch a performance of ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ based on the award winning book of the same name by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. This will be an excellent opportunity for your child to experience a theatre performance of a story that we all enjoy as well as develop their speaking, listening and story language skills.

All children will have lunch in school as normal on the day.

The cost of this visit is £8.50 which will cover entrance to the theatre. The school will subsidise the visit by providing the cost for the coach to and from the theatre therefore we are asking for a donation for this amount from each child to enable the visit to go ahead.

Please send payment and the completed consent form in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name, class, amount sent in and which trip they are going on. Any monies not sent in with this information may result in lost payments.

If you have any questions about this visit, please do not hesitate to ask your child’s teacher. Please note that on this occasion parent helpers will not be required.

Helping Your KS1 Child Read At Home – Workshop

reading owl

Tomorrow we will hold a Workshop which will provide you with advice and guidance for helping your child to read at home. This workshop will support the methods we use in school. This workshop is aimed at parents and carers of Key Stage 1 children only.

Where? Key Stage 1 Hall
When? Friday 16th May, 9.15am – 10.15am

We hope to see you there!

World Book Day 2014

World Book Day 2014

This year to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 6th March 2014 each year group has been assigned an author. Children can come to school dressed as a character from any book that their author has written.

The authors are:
Reception – Eric Carle
Year 1 – Julia Donaldson
Year 2 – Roald Dahl
Year 3 – JK Rowling
Year 4 – David Walliams
Year 5 – CS Lewis
Year 6 – Dr Seuss

The best dressed character from each class will win a small prize.

Mrs Davis would also like to thank those children who have already entered in the extreme reading competition – there is still time left to get your entries in! We are extendeing the deadline to Tuesday 4th March 2014. Entries need to be handed in rto your child’s class teacher or can be emailed to the office – office@lowerplace.rochdale.sch.uk

Keep an eye out also for the Scholastic Book Club leaflet and a World Book Day £1 voucher which will come home soon!

World Book Day

world book day 2013
“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.”
Walt Disney

This year to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 7th March 2013 each year group has be assigned a literacy genre, in which children can come to school dressed as a character from a book from that particular genre.
The genres are;

Reception & Year 1 – Fairytales
Year 2 – Traditional Tales
Year 3 – Adventure
Year 4 – Science Fiction
Year 5 – Historical
Year 6 – Detective and Mystery

The best dressed character from each class will win a small prize.

Along with a letter which will be sent home with children tonight, each child will also receive a National book token to be redeemed against one of eight books. When they receive their token, all they need to do is to take it to a local bookshop and swap it for one of eight (exclusive, new and completely free) £1 World Book Day Books or use it as a £1 off coupon on any full price book.

We can’t wait to see what outfits you all come up with!

The Book Fair is coming!

It’s that time of year again, we will be hosting another fantastic Scholastic Book Fair!

The Fair will take place Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening next week, from 3.15pm-3.45pm, in the KS1 Hall.

Book prices start from as little as £2.99, and for each book you purchase you can earn books for the school library!

It would be lovely to see you there!