Yesterday was a day packed with reading and writing opportunities. We launched the Watercliffe Meadow 101 Reads and hope this inspires more children to read a whole variety of books.
The established and much published author David Harmer visited the school and shared his poetry writing with us in a very energetic performance.
He also took part in our Cosy Reads which is where loads of adults in school chose books from our 101 Reads list and read them to a group of children that had chosen to listen to that particular book. There was also a visit by the Sun Bus which is part of the Read on get on campaign to encourage more children to read – 10 minutes a day, every day!
Here are a few quotes from our class to say what they thought about the day:
Ellie – I really liked how David Harmer made us laugh rather than just reading poems.
Alfie – liked the different types of poems that we heard; the variety. When Mrs Barton was reading Skellig, Miss Tourzani was playing Skellig and made us all jump!
Summer – I liked the 101 reads because there are some books I haven’t seen before but I want to read.
Zak – I am more likely to read the books that I have heard and seen today so far. I enjoyed the fact that Mr Allsopp gave us biscuits and drinks and told us jokes.
Lisa – I enjoyed the ‘Cosy Read’ because it has inspired me to find out more about the story.
Siani – I really liked the challenge of the 101 reads because it is challenging and makes you want to read more books. I enjoyed the author using different voices to make the poems more interesting.
Corey – I liked the cosy read with David Harmer because it inspired me to like poetry more.
Keenan – I liked the 101 reads because it has inspired me to read more books.
Summer – When I was in the Flat Stanley Cosy Read I also made a Flat Stanley, completed a puzzle and a word search.
Kieran – I liked how Miss Deans and Mrs Reid dressed up as the Twits while they read to us.
Conner – In Mr Arch’s room we all had a torch while we were listening to Grimm Tales and every time we heard the word ‘shivers’ we had to shine our torch.