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!
Day 2 of our time at residential started with a drive to the beach for some crabbing!
Groups 1 and 2 collaborated to reel in approximately 80 crabs!
Groups 3 and 4 took part in navigating through claustrophobic caves and perfecting their aim in archery.
Watch this space for more photos of our activities to be added later this evening!