Beverley Road, North Newbald, East Yorkshire YO43 4SQ
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Reading for Success
Reading for pleasure, at a young age, has a huge influence on success in later life. By 'success', yes, we mean academic success, but we also mean happiness, social fulfillment, mental health, emotional intelligence. Reading helps us to make sense of the world around us; to make connections with our fellow humans.
At Newbald school we promote the love of reading in many ways. Scroll down to see some of the ways we have been promoting reading this year.
May THANK YOU!
Thank you FONS for your generous donation so we could buy exciting new reading books!
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This term we will be using new texts in our classes.
Otters Foxes Squirrels
This was one of our winning entries for our Easter Egg competition-Our School Reading Challenge!
February / March : Our new Reading Challenge is underway! Scroll down to find out more!
APRIL: Children reaching their Bronze Award, were awarded in our last assembly of the term.
Otters' Book Corner has become a Rainforest 'chilling area for reading'- a relaxing place to be!
WORLD BOOK DAY AT NEWBALD SCHOOL
The day started with a parade in the hall and photo shoot time. All the teachers shared their favourite books from when they were a child.
Mrs Pears said she loved the Secret Garden , as she loved the characters and the special kind of magic in the story.
The children all got into their houses and took part in four different fun activities based on different books.
Dr Seuss Activity: Green Eggs and Ham RAP and the Cat in the hat who had lost his hat!
The Hungry Caterpillar Activity : YUMMY FRUIT KEBABS and ICED BISCUITS, perfect for any Hungry caterpillars!
Narnia Activity: Through the Wardrobe into your own magical land . The children did wonderful imaginative drawings of their own magical lands
Julia Donaldson Activity: News report videos
More photos to follow...
Reading at Newbald Update
We are reviewing our teaching of reading at Newbald and we will update you with information, guidance and upcoming book and reading events. Scroll down to find out more...
TIPS TO HELP YOUR CHILD TO READ AT HOME
Reading – it’s your child’s ticket to everywhere! Establishing a good reading routine is essential! One of the most important things you can do for your child is develop their love of books early on in life. It really is the key to their future learning and success.
READING AT HOME- NEW CHALLENGE...
We really want to encourage every child in Newbald to be reading more at home. After halfterm we are launching our whole school , 'Kids Who Read Succeed' Award system.
In the school hall we want to celebrate consistent reading at home on our special board that shows which award the children have gained.
Bronze: 25 times read at home or 2 books in Otters class
Silver: 50 times read at home or 4 books read in Otters class
Gold : 75 times read at home or 6 books read in Otters class
Platinum: 100 times read at home or 8 books read in Otters class
WE ARE POSITIVE AND DETERMINED READERS!
Newbald's 8 Reading Principles.
Our School Reading Principles are displayed in our book corners. After a teacher, pupil and parent survey we have now 8 Reading Principles, which have been shared with children in a series of assemblies.
Books we are using in our classes this month are:
Squirrels Otters Foxes
Squirrels are sharing the book Flat Stanley. They have been thinking how it must feel to wake up 'FLAT!'
Foxes class have a cosy Book corner, where children can browse books with the soft toy Book Buddies.
The children have been developing their 'Finding and Copying ' skills, using their class book, STORM. The children had three levels of challenge to engage them. They all rose to the challenge!
Otters class will be opening up a Reading Café- one lunchtime a week , and during the children's free reading time.
The children will be able to do a book taste, read this week's news in First News, access Reading eggs on the ipads, do author researches, book reviews and have quiet time to just enjoy reading their reading book.
January 10th : Otters' reading café is now open for business!
Teaching Reading Comprehension: A whole school approach.
Each class will focus on a whole class text, and extracts, to develop the children's comprehension skills.
We are launching our fortnightly style of Questioning across the school in January
Every class has a book corner for browsing books and with a reading working wall, of questions and of teaching points for the children .
Otters' Book Corner below
All the children received a book from the school for their Christmas present this year, and a child from each class were awarded a special book prize for the 'Love of Reading' in Special mentions.
On Thursday 15th December
Christmas Campfire Story Time!
On Thursday , each class had a cosy time around our campfire, listening to Christmas stories and sipping hot chocolate. It was a really magical time and definitely will be repeated!
The teachers will be choosing one child from each year group who shows their love of reading, to receive an award in December's Special Mentions.
Newbald's Reading Principles
We have our School Reading Principles! Thank you for input, we have sorted all the contributions and come up with 8 Newbald Reading Principles. We will be sharing these in assemblies and in our classes. They will be displayed in our class book corners as soon as we can. Photos to follow!
We are putting together our School Principles for Reading. We are including children's, staff's and parents' voice.
Please return your suggestions ASAP please. INFO ON READING PRINCIPLES
Book Buddies are back!
The new school Library Team will be announced soon.