Tag Archives: Reading

ERIC Time

We have really enjoyed our reading sessions over the past few weeks.  The children have got much better at choosing suitable books and have tried really hard to persevere and sound out tricky words.  They enjoyed reading different types of books…but the Oxford Reading Tree stories were still a firm favourite!  The P1 pupils loved having the chance to spend time reading with their buddies.  They were very patient and supportive.  A huge thank you to our volunteers who came in each week to help us.  You were a great help and we appreciate it!  Happy holidays and….keep on reading!

 

Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag

We hope you are all enjoying your book bag that has been provided by the Scottish Book Trust, as part of the Read, Write, Count campaign.   Once again, the bags contain lovely stories, which we’ve been sharing in school too.  They also have activities and resources to help promote early language and maths skills.  If you want help working in some fun reading, writing and counting activities, there are lots of super ideas on the website below.

https://www.parentclub.scot/articles/read-write-count

We were thrilled to see Rohan putting his book bag to use at home straight away!  Well done!

 

P2 Dictionary Work

Well done to the P2 pupils who have been working hard on their alphabetical order and have been using dictionaries to help them find letters and words.  They have been keen and motivated workers!

Book Tokens and Share a Story

Your child has brought home their £1 World Book Day token that can be used at the Shetland Times Bookshop or used to buy a book from our next Book Club magazine.

The children were also given home a “Share a Story” sheet that suggests lots of fun ways to encourage reading at home.  Please share any successes with us…we’d love to hear about your reading journeys!  Some achievements have already been celebrated on the Shetland Library Facebook page!

There are lots of reading ideas on the World Book Day website.  Please see the link below.  Happy reading P1/2!

Share a Story

World Book Day

We enjoyed celebrating World Book Day today and were delighted that Mrs Fiona Henderson could be with us to celebrate too!  Our day started in the Library where we got to change our books.  Then we looked at all the tatties, fruits and stones that pupils decorated as their favourite story characters.  The winners are yet to be announced!  We had a special Assembly where we did a quiz and were handed out our £1 book tokens.  Mrs Henderson read us a story but didn’t tell us the title or show us the cover.  We went back to class to draw and write down our own ideas.  We all enjoyed celebrating the joy of reading!

Robot Rumpus!

P1/2 have started to prepare for World Book Day.  We have read and enjoyed “Robot Rumpus!” by S.Taylor and R.Collins.  Today, the children were asked to think about what jobs they would like a robot to help them with.  They named their robots and started to create them using different craft materials.  The next step will be to write about what their robot does for them, to accompany their pictures.  Here are a few photos of our work in progress!