As part of our World Book Day celebrations, some lucky children in Year 5 and 6 were given the opportunity to meet author, illustrator and ex-Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell.
Chris talked about the writing process; his passion for illustrating; and showed us some of his fantastic books. We laughed as he told us funny anecdotes and took mental notes when he gave us his top tips for writing and illustrating. Incredibly, he spent the whole time illustrating characters whilst he spoke- it was amazing to watch his talents live! At the end of the afternoon, we had a chance to ask him some questions and he even took the time to meet some of us. We felt so privilege to take away signed and dedicated copies of his books- we have not stopped reading them since!
Check out some of the illustrations he did on the day.
During Spanish Buzz Day, pupils in Year 5 and 6 programmed some very special translation games.
We learnt some new Spanish vocabulary and even challenged ourselves to write Spanish sentences and conversations.
Have a look at some of our games below. Which Spanish words do you know? Which words are new to you?
At TBP this year, we have really been focusing on our reading!
Thanks to a great offer from the National Literacy Trust, we have been able to offer children a choice of free books for them to take home and keep!
As part of this offer, we have organised two in-school events to celebrate the children’s reading.
Firstly, children from years 4, 5 and 6 attended a reading sleepover, where they enjoyed activities such as: a campfire with Mrs F, choosing books with Mr Downs and Mrs Milne, creating book-related cupcakes with Miss Maynard and Miss Turnbull and quizzing a quiz with Miss Dwyer and Miss John!
The children also enjoyed a Drop Everything And Read session with all of KS2, where older pupils swapped classes with younger pupils and read with them. The children all loved it and the teachers said it was great fun!
At Thomas Buxton this year we are really focusing on reading. Reading for pleasure is such an important goal for the education and well-being of our children, as well as being a huge amount of fun.
One of the tasks the pupils have been set this year is to ‘Get Caught Reading!’. We have had an amazing response from everyone involved at Thomas Buxton Primary School, so we thought we would share some of the inventive (and hilarious!) ways we have been ‘caught reading’ so far.
Can you spot yourself???
Reading helps you understand the world around you!
Reading in bed is always fun!
Read on the tube or in the car for an enjoyable way to pass the time!
You can always read with a furry friend!
Well done to all of you who have been caught reading!
Keep it up!
The teachers at Thomas Buxton love to code, so much so that we have created some cross-curricular games for you to try out! Click the green flag to begin, use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move the main character and see if you can work out which objects to catch and which objects to avoid!
Which subject is each game linked to?
Can you guess which teachers made each game?
If you love to code, you can join us for Code Club after school on Thursdays. Speak to Miss John to sign up!