It is no secret that we LOVE reading here at Broughton. We celebrate the joy of reading at every opportunity, and have been extremely fortunate to invest heavily into our reading provision recently. From Nursery to Year 2 we are reaping the benefits of our newest purchases and the impact it is having on the experiences of our children.
Our extremely talented Nursery staff have been busy making 50 story sacks for our children to enjoy both at school and at home. Each story was carefully selected, props were purchased, gathered and tailor-made. Each story sack was sketched and painted by hand and we know our children will really enjoy stepping into each story, playing the games and exploring the characters through play. Children will delve into the story sacks in school initially and we hope to share with parents in the very near future.
Reception are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the majority of their new books. We are hoping they will arrive this week. There will be lots of new fiction and non-fiction books for the children to enjoy through individual and group reading in class and at home with families.
In Year 1 and 2, during the last half term the children have caught sneaky peeks at the 1000s of new reading books that have arrived daily. They have watched eagerly as they have been unpacked, stickered, stamped and sorted. The children have gazed in wonder at the inviting front covers and brilliant blurbs. They have recognised texts that they have at home, that they have heard in class or have spotted in the supermarket.
We have replaced our outdated, tatty and uninspiring books and have invested in the best, most engaging and exciting picture books we can find. All those key texts that we hope that our children at Broughton will enjoy as youngsters. There are stories you may have enjoyed when you were children and there are the newest releases on the market. There are a balance of fiction and non-fiction books so that children can select genres of their preference.
All books have been aligned back to book band colours so that they are accessible to all of our children. We have books ranging from pink to brown banding that have been discretely colour coded on the inside cover. Children can change their book any day of the week, even every day of the week if they wish, and used books will be quarantined in accordance with our current procedures.
Children can re-read favourites and not feel they have to read book by book in sequence. Children who are already free reader’s will have access to any of the new books they wish along with any of the chapter books from the free reading library.
Dates for your diary
Monday 19th April to Friday 23rd April - Collection to commemorate the Stephen Lawrence Day. Flintshire Food bank are grateful for any dried or tinned food however they have indicated that they would really appreciate the following;
-Tinned / packet potatoes
-Long grain rice
-Tinned / packet custard
-Tinned rice pudding
Thursday 27th May - Year 1 and Year 2 Pirate Celebration Day. Children can come to school dressed in pirate costumes and undertake a variety of challenges to prove their piratey prowess to Captain Peg Leg Pete.
May Bank Holiday - School will be closed on Monday 3rd May
Half Term - School closes for half term on Friday 28th May and will re-open on Monday 7th June.
Summer Holidays - School will close for the summer on Thursday 15th July.
Please continue to support us in reducing and eradicate the spread of COVID
- Ensure you wear a face covering at all times when on school site.
- Continue to adhere to socially distancing guidelines, avoiding any gathering with other adults.
- Keep your children with you at all times.
- Only one adult to drop off and collect to reduce the number of adults on site.
- Leave the school site as quickly as possible once you dropped off or collected your child.
In the event of your child having to self isolate for an extended period of time (10 days) they will receive a link from their class teacher with a selection of activities they can keep busy with at home. We hope the suggested activities will be little challenges the children will be excited to have a go at.
In the event of the whole class having to self isolate the children should access SeeSaw and they will receive daily activities just like what they did during the lockdown.