At Kiveton Park Meadows Junior this year we have celebrated World Book Day in a number of exciting ways. Before half term the children and all members of staff were given a challenge to have a photograph of themselves 'Caught Reading'. We have had some wonderful entries which are now displayed in the hall including reading on a trampoline, on a scooter, playing a sport, eating pancakes and even boarding an aeroplane! Thank you to all the children, staff and parents for taking part and a well-deserved bookmark should be coming your way!
On World Book Day the children and staff came to school dressed up as their favourite book character and everyone looked amazing! Two lucky winners were selected from each class to receive a book prize (What a hard decision that was!)
At lunchtime there was a bring and buy book sale organised by our spring term reading stars which was a huge success. Some parents also dropped in to grab a book bargain and a bun! There was a real buzz in the hall and I hope the children will enjoy reading their new books. In total we raised just over £200 on the day which is wonderful and the money raised will be going towards an author visit in school.
In the afternoon, the children took part in a story hour where they rotated around various classrooms to listen to different stories from around the world or by the author Julia Donaldson. During the week the children have also had the opportunity to listen to different stories read by different members of staff during assembly.
We are also pleased to launch Readathon in school where the children will be sponsored to read a few books to help raise money for local hospitals and libraries, which is such a worthwhile cause.
Finally, thank you to all the parents, grandparents and other family members who have agreed to be interviewed about the books they enjoyed reading as a child. We are hoping to compile a list of these and buy copies of the most popular books for the next generation to enjoy reading.
A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone! Mrs. Barber