Winter Wish Lists - Reading for Pleasure
At Birchwood, we have been working extremely hard to promote the power and enjoyment of reading for our children, as we know that being a successful reader is one of the key indicators to future success in life.
We pride ourselves on nurturing skilful and enthusiastic readers within school, providing children with memorable experiences such as exciting activities. Although we work diligently to promote reading within school, we value your support greatly in creating a positive reading culture at home; it is vital that children are encouraged to read high quality texts.
At the moment, we know that many of us are spending more time indoors than we normally would, providing our children with even more opportunities to read for pleasure in the comfort of their own home. For this reason, we have compiled a list of inspiring, excellent books for both you and your child to enjoy – both independently and as a shared reading book. On this list you will find some children’s classics, as well as some new bestselling books, and some award winning texts which have been celebrated widely within the reading community. We have selected these books to cater for a variety of reading tastes, and we have included books ranging from wild adventure stories, spooky ghost tales, books which celebrate diversity and difference, and those which promote kindness and emotional wellbeing.
Please click below to view your child's Winter Wish List.
Home Learning – Reception
Daily Lessons for Absent Pupils
-If you are absent from school, please follow the link below to complete your daily lessons.
-Always begin the daily lessons from ‘Monday’, no matter which day your first day of absence falls on. This will ensure the lessons are taught in sequence and you understand what is being taught.
Additional Lessons to Support Reception Learning:
- Out in my neighbourhood https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/out-in-my-neighbourhood-c8up6e
- People in my neighbourhood https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/people-in-my-neighbourhood-74r64t
- Stranger Danger: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/stranger-danger-cgvk0e
- D is for Danger: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/d-is-for-danger-6rw64t
- Make my house my castle: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/make-my-home-my-castle-6gtk2t
Understanding The World
Acorn Class have made a super start to their time at Birchwood. We have been very busy. Have a look and a read of what we have been up to.
We went on a very special walk around the school to speak to people who help us.
It was lots of fun seeing Mr Coleman's office; he gave us a very special sticker and even showed us a picture of his dog, Alfie!
We were very lucky to have a story read to us by Mrs Hooper.