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Wykeham Primary School


Committed to Excellence, Equality and Enjoyment

Wykeham's Big Read 2021

 

 

Wykeham’s Big Read 2021 runs from Monday 22nd March to Friday 30th April and we’d love everybody to get involved!

 

We are setting a challenge for all children to try to read a book a week - that is six books in six weeks (including the Easter break). Children can borrow books from their class or the school library. They can also access books from the online platform, Reading Eggs: every child in the school has their own personal login. Children can also read or listen to books through the internet or using an e-reader device. 

 

It’s really easy for you to get involved! Reading with your child and discussing the books they like, will develop their confidence and make them better learners in all subjects. Reading for pleasure is great fun for the whole family too. Reading for pleasure is a hot topic on the Literacy agenda, as it not only creates a love of reading in young people, but makes a huge contribution to their educational attainment. Please use the Record Sheet with your child so that they can meet the challenge and receive a certificate at the end!

 

As most pupils were not in school for World Book Day, we will have our celebrations at the end of the Big Read challenge. We are encouraging children to dress as their favourite character on Friday 30th April. Please talk to your child about the character that they would like to come dressed as. Pose questions to ensure that they have a good understanding of the character. Get creative with your child to make props that represent the character.

 

We hope you take this opportunity to enjoy the rewards of reading with your child and would like to thank you for your continual support.

 

Please scroll down for recommended book lists for each year group.

 

Here are some great activities that you may want to try! Have fun!

 

EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE

  • Draw and label a character from your book.
  •  Draw a setting from your book.
  • Draw a picture from your book.
  • Tell your story through acting.
  •  Share your story with a family member or a friend.

Please click here for a recommended book list

KEY STAGE 1

    • Draw and label a character or a setting from a description in the book.
    • Design a cover for a book you have read.
    • Write your own blurb for a book you have read.
    • Write about happens at the beginning and the end of the book? Draw a picture to match.
    • Draw and label an item from your information book. Write as much as you can about it. Share your information with someone at home.
    • Create a new ending for the book.
    • Write a conversation between two characters in your book. You can draw them and use speech bubbles.

Please click here for a recommended book list for Year 1 and Year 2.

 

KEY STAGE 2

    • Design a cover for a book you have read.
    • Write a telephone conversation between you and one of the characters from the book.
    • Draw a poster advertising the book. Make sure you write on the poster why people should read it.
    • Re-write a chapter as a play script.
    • Re-write a chapter as a comic strip.
    • Write your own blurb for a book you have read.
    • Write about happens at the beginning and at the end of the book? Draw a picture to match.
    • Write a diary entry for one of the characters in your book.
    • Dear author… write a letter to the author of your book. Tell them your opinion of their book and ask them any questions that you would want answering about the book or about what it is like to be an author.

Please click here for a recommended book list for Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6.

 

We are also encouraging children to dress as their favourite character on Friday 6th March. Please talk to your child about the character that they would like to come dressed as. Pose questions to ensure that they have a good understanding of the character. Get creative with your child to make props that represent the character.

 

We hope you take this opportunity to enjoy the rewards of reading with your child.