Every year, we have a fun-filled reading week at Heathfield. Each class becomes immersed in a book and participates in lots of exciting, creative activities such as using art and drama to develop understanding of the text. This year, the whole school used the picture book, ‘Croc and Bird’ by Alexis Deacon. Watch him reading the story here… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoL-nbvmF1A. We incorporated some principles from the ‘Power of Pictures’ project that we are involved in. Throughout the week, we also had other enjoyable events such as; ‘Books at Bedtime’ where children came to school to enjoy a bedtime story with their class teacher in their pyjamas, our older children sharing stories with the younger children, teachers visiting different classes to share a story and dressing up as a book character for ‘World Book Day’.
This year we also participated in a sponsored Readathon, which raised money for books for our school but also contributes towards funding for story tellers to visit hospitals with new books and share them with children who are unwell. We raised a grand total of almost £900. Well done everyone!