Lock down World Book Day 4th March 2021
Here are some great photos from the children who were at home learning on World Book Day.
It looks like you all had a great World Book Day!
Around the School in 13 Bubbles!
I was lucky enough to take a socially distanced journey around the school to take some photos of the children dressed up for World Book Day. There were some fantastic costumes from all year groups. Thank you to everyone who joined in both at school and at home. Photos of the children who are currently home learning will be added to the blog at a later date.
Year 6 Jacob
Jacob is an avid reader and at every opportunity spends time reading. I had to interrupt Jacob reading to award him with his Star Reader bookmark. Keep reading Jacob!
Year 5 Isobel
Isobel loves reading and frequently visits the library to choose another book by Jacqueline Wilson. Brilliant Isobel!
Year 4 Cameron
Cameron is an avid reader who enjoys both reading and quizzing on his books. Keep it up Cameron!
Year 3 Evie
Evie enjoys a visit to the library to choose her next book. Well done Evie!
Year 6 Maisie
Maisie has recently increased her reading range and thoroughly enjoys sitting reading a good book. Brilliant Maisie!
Year 5 Alex
Alex is such an avid reader that I had to interrupt him reading a book to award him his Star Reader bookmark. Fantastic Alex!
Year 4 Evie
Evie enjoys a wide variety of genres and loves visiting the library to choose her next book. Keep it up Evie!
Year 3 Harry
Harry enjoys reading and is always happy to tell you about the latest book he has read. Brilliant Harry!
Year 6 Isla
Isla is really enjoying reading at the moment and is getting amazing quiz results. Keep it up Isla!
Year 5 Saffy
Saffy is an avid reader and chooses lots of different genres to read. Fantastic Saffy!
Year 4 Amelia
Amelia is achieving fantastic results on all her book quizzes and enjoys coming to the library to change her books. Amazing Amelia!
Year 3 Josie
Josie is an avid reader and enjoys visiting the library regularly to change her books. Keep reading Josie!
Year 6 Mia
Mia has discovered she loves reading. Brilliant Mia, keep it up!
Year 5 Kitty
Kitty is achieving fantastic results in her reading quizzes. Amazing work Kitty!
Year 4 Lacey
Lacey is really enjoying her reading and loves visiting the library to change her books. Well done Lacey!
Year 3 Gracie-Mae
Gracie-Mae is a really enthusiastic reader. Keep it up Gracie-Mae!
Year 6 Amelia
Amelia has become an avid reader and is making fantastic progress with her reading target. Amazing Amelia!
Year 5 Oliver
Oliver has become an enthusiastic reader. Keep reading Oliver!
Year 4 Ethan
Ethan is a regular visitor to the library to change his book after completing a book quiz. Brilliant Ethan!
Year 3 Patrick
Patrick loves reading and reads whenever he can. Fantastic Patrick!
Year 6 Lewis
Well done Lewis you are really challenging yourself with your reading. Keep it up!
Year 5 Evie
Evie is really enthusiastic about reading the Roald Dahl books. Amazing Evie!
Year 4 Henry
Henry is trying really hard with his reading and getting some great quiz results. Keep going Henry!
Year 3 Rufus
Rufus is an enthusiastic reader. Keep reading Rufus!
If you are struggling to find a book to read try the reading challenge! In your range find a book that has the colours of an Autumn leaf, read the blurb on the back to find a book that appeals to you. Enjoy your Autumn reading.
Congratulations to this week’s Star Readers
Year 6 Aston
Aston is showing great determination with his reading. Well done Aston!
Year 5 Jude
Jude is making a really determined effort to achieve his reading target. Keep going Jude!
Year 4 Zerren
Zerren is showing a really positive attitude towards reading and choosing books. Keep it up Zerren!
Year 3 Lauren
Lauren shows great enthusiasm towards reading and visiting the library. Amazing Lauren!
Alissia has shown fantastic resilience and determination with her reading and quizzing. Amazing results Alissia keep up the good work!
Archie is becoming an avid reader with some great quiz results. Keep reading Archie!
Millie has been challenging herself to read and quiz on longer stories with great results. Well done Millie!
Maddie is making a great effort with her reading. Keep it up Maddie!
John Dougherty author of over 30 books including ‘There’s a Pig Up My Nose’ and the ‘Stinkbomb and Ketchup Face’ series of books was in school reading extracts from his story and poetry books. John also played his guitar and sang songs with the children. There was time for questions and answers at the end of each session.
John stayed at the end of the day to sign copies of his books.
We are very grateful to The Helen Foundation for funding this event and the Pavilions Teignmouth for helping us to organise it.
Year 1 children were invited to the library after school where they enjoyed colouring in butterfly pictures and making butterflies. The session finished with the children listening to the ‘Monkey Puzzle’ story. There was some great audience participation.
The children all looked amazing in their World Book Day costumes, thank you to everyone that helped with the costumes.
In addition to dressing up for World Book Day, we held a Share a Million Stories assembly. The children sat and listened to a story called “Ameliaranne and the Green Umbrella” which is 100 years old! We also had a visitor from Morrisons in Teignmouth who presented us with a selection of books for our library, these were received by two of our librarians. Thank you very much Morrisons.
Foundation children were invited to the library after school where they enjoyed colouring in pictures of Zog and making Zog masks. The session finished with the children listening to the story of Zog with some great audience participation.
One of our hard-working librarians has been helping Mrs Hurt to collect the ‘Share a Million Stories’ totals from each of the classes.
The total of stories shared so far are a whopping 1374!
Well done everyone; keep on sharing!
The Library is currently feeling a little bit like Old Mother Hubbard’s cupboard…
If you have any library books at home, please return them to the library before the end of next week (Friday 22nd March) and our team of librarians will get them back on the shelves for all to enjoy!
I will be closing the library this Friday as we are in the process of changing the library system over to a new provider. We currently have 1, 452 books out on loan!
Please could you have a good search around at home and return any books you find by Friday,
Last week applications opened for new Pupil Librarians for the next academic year. I received 21 excellent applications with some very persuasive reasons!
” I’m very friendly and love to help to be part of our school community.”
“I like to challenge myself with my reading.”
“I want to help people and find the right book for them.”
“Being a ‘bookworm’, I will be able to make recommendations for others based on the books I’ve read.”
“I’m very neat and tidy, and have good communication skills.”
“I have good time keeping skills and am never, ever late for breakfast!”
Training begins on Friday!
As we roll forward into our final term together this year, please could I ask all pupils who have used the library this year to have a good search at home for any overdue library books that may be lurking around… Bring them….
The race has begun! Taking advantage of Year 5’s absence, Fir and Ebony have taken an early lead on 8%, closely followed by Oak and Holly on 7%, with Cherry (6%) and Redwood (5%) following on behind. Get reading and help your horse gallop towards the finish line!
The horses are in the paddock, ready to race in the Hazeldown Gold Cup this term! Which class will reach the finishing post first and lift the Gold Cup?
Thanks to three children and sixty-six small dogs, reading targets have been smashed at Hazeldown School this term! Year 3 and 4 have been enjoying ‘Pugs of the Frozen North’ while Year 5 have all shared the story of ‘The Railway Children’ this term. Year 6 are almost finished with ‘The Wolf Wilder’ so I am expecting a turbo-charged surge from them very soon!
Congratulations to Bonsai Class who are this terms winners…..already! I wonder who will come second?
Well done everyone, keep reading!
It’s break time at Hazeldown and the Library is full of eager readers…
Thanks to our wonderful PTA, we have just welcomed about 60 new books into our library! Lots of new fiction titles, but also lots of non-fiction for those of you who love to learn about facts! Come and have a look in the library and find a new title!
Cherry Class received an exciting letter in the post today! After trying to guess what it was and who it might be from, we opened it to find it was a reply from the library in response to the ‘thank you’ letters we had sent. As well as a letter and a card, Joanne also sent us all a bookmark.
Year 3 have visited Teignmouth Library today to start our learning journey all about bears. They found out more about the opportunities offered by the library, explored some of the amazing array of books, and listened attentively to the first chapter of ‘Paddington.’
We’d like to say a big thank you to the library for having us!
Today, the children of Fir class ventured to Teignmouth library to immerse themselves in books about bears. The children were able to read books about fictional bears and explore facts about real life bears in non-fiction books.
Monkey Puzzle class have taken an early lead in the race to 100%! Each week I will work out how many points each class has scored towards sir collective target and the race will continue!
Following a close second are Fir and Ebony class, with Oak class hot on their heels!
Come on Holly, Bomsai, Redwood and Cherry – you can do it!
Maple and Willow Class welcomed a very important visitor to our new school library on Wednesday. She was so important, she was even wearing a crown on her head!
Yes, the Queen came to visit us and shared one of her favourite stories with us. Can you remember what happened in the story? What did the Queen wish for on her birthday?
Don’t forget to look at the helpful booklist the Queen gave you and get yourself down to our wonderful new library to enjoy reading more amazing books!
The library is now open!
Yesterday saw the official opening of our new school library at Hazeldown. Local author John Townsend performed the ceremony in front of children from across the school and members of the PTA. Key Stage 2 spent the day working with John, while Key Stage 1 had a visit from the Queen who read them a story!
Today Year Two had a surprise visit from Her Majasity The Queen. She told us a super story all about how she got out of the castle.
Don’t forget to return all those library books lurking around at home! Over the summer the Teignmouth Library are running their ‘Big Friendly Read’ summer reading challenge, so join in and the reading can continue over the summer!
Summer holidays are fast approaching so I am sending out a plea for library books! It doesn’t matter how long they have spent under the bed or in the school tray, how dog-eared or exhausted they look, or how long you have had them, I would like them back please! To help me restock the library with current, up-to-date stock, I need to complete a stock check, which I hope to start in the final two weeks of term. So, have a look under the bed, in the car, under the sofa and get those books back to the library please. The children will be able to check out books up until the final two weeks of term, but on a one-at-a-time basis, to help me keep check of stock. Don’t forget, you can always join the Teignmouth Library to keep the reading going over the summer holiday. Happy hunting!
Redwood class are enjoying listening to Stig of the Dump this afternoon in the newly refurbished library.
The new shelving was installed over the holiday and we have spent a very busy week making sure everything goes back in the right place. Thank you to all the children who have helped out with putting the books back on the shelves in the right order – who knew we had so many books!
I look forward to welcoming the children in on Monday morning!
Our new shelving arrived yesterday, do you like the colour?
Can’t wait for the ‘After..!’
The transformation of our school library is underway! This is before…