Reading is a fundamental skill which continues to develop as a child’s journeys through our school. At Woolston Brook we believe that being able to read is essential to developing our pupil’s to be life long learners.
Sharing reading pieces is a weekly activity at Woolston Brook from Primary to KS4. In Primary children access phonic lessons and guided reading. In Secondary, novels and subject-based reading is embedded into their curriculum. All Key Stages are invited to use our wonderful library and borrow any book of their choice to share at home.
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Alex’s top three books
The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr
This has been one of my favourites since I was about five years old. I loved the idea something so extraordinary can happen right in your own house. The thought of going to a cafe in the night in my pyjamas seemed like the most exciting thing that could ever happen…
Eloise by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight
Imagine being six and living on the ‘tippy-top floor’ of The Plaza Hotel in New York! And having the run of the place! And having a “dog who looks like a cat”! Well, Eloise doesn’t have to imagine any of that. A feisty, eccentric, wild and unapologetic heroine who skitters across the pages in both the glorious words and pictures. Wonderfully bonkers.
Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
Already a modern classic, Julian is a Mermaid is utterly joyful, and has a vital message about acceptance, confidence, and being yourself. The illustrations are gorgeous, and perfectly complement the heart-warming story.
26th January 1820, exactly two hundred years ago today, in Thornton, Bradford, Maria Brontë gave birth to her sixth child – Anne Brontë! A brilliant novelist, a brilliant poet, a brilliant thinker, and she was a brilliant human being.
Pupilshad the opportunities to help celebrate Ann Brontes 200th birthday by researching the author and finding out what they ate in those times and also sharing some inspiring poetry. This was finally finished with sharing cupcakes!
Grab a Book Day
Pupils from KS3 enjoyed ‘The Bold’ by Julian Clary and created interesting book reviews.
Review an Author
Woolston Brook School have enjoyed taking part in Roald Dahl. Activity booklets, storybooks and audio stories have been shared throughout the key stages.
Find a Book North West
Pupils from KS2 and 3 joined the regional new ‘Find a Book’ initiative. They enjoyed placing books in local children’s areas for them to find, enjoy and share. Pupil’s were excited to find out that some of their books have already been found and they have been hidden in new locations.
All children across the school have been reading about careers for the future and have been creating a skills platform.
National Poetry Day
Staff and pupils took part in National Poetry Day by sharing their favourite poems and created their own verses. They also employed their computing science skills to assist them in their compositions and in the layout of their poetry. Click here to have a go.
Black History Month
We have celebrated Black History Month by creating a school fact file about prominent historical figures and how they have influenced our lives today.