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WORLD BOOK DAY

Dear Children, Parents and Carers,

Thursday 4th March is WORLD BOOK DAY!

Sadly we can’t all be together to celebrate in our usual way, but don’t worry – we have plenty of fun activities for you to have a go at from the comfort of your home.

World Book Day is about promoting the enjoyment of reading, encouraging children (and adults) to read for pleasure and explore different types of reading materials.

Please take a look at the photo slides for a short introduction to WBD and posters informing you of some live events for all age groups that you can get involved in. Here are some of the links you might be interested in:

Little Otters/Reception – Follow the link to some lovely stories to watch and listen to https://www.worldbookday.com/share-a-story-corner/  and some fun activities too https://www.worldbookday.com/resources/ 

Reception/KS1 – Follow this link to listen to stories being read https://www.worldbookday.com/world-of-stories/  and some fun activities too https://www.worldbookday.com/resources/ 

KS2 – Follow these links for some ‘live’ share a story book events: https://www.worldbookday.com/events/ 

some author/illustrator academy: https://www.worldbookday.com/online-masterclasses/ 

and lots more resources: https://www.worldbookday.com/resources/primary/ 

Please also look out for a post from Mrs Carter with all the links to our YouTube school channel of teaching staff reading stories throughout lockdown. We hope you enjoy them.

COMPETITION TIME!

Here are some activities for you to do at home and to upload to Tapestry is you wish.

1. Make a book character/characters out of loo roll or a potato! – prizes will be given for impressive characters!
2. Make a cozy reading den – send us your photos of your den!
3. EXTREME READING – Reading in strange places! – prizes will be given for the next extreme reader photos!

Please see the information sheets about all three of these events here: 

Your FREE £1 Book Token is attached to the Tapestry post for you to download. 

We hope you enjoy some of these activities but whatever you do, take some time out to READ this week 🙂

School will be CLOSED to ALL children tomorrow

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SCHOOL ORGANISATION AND TIMINGS

Dear Parents and Carers, Please see the table below explaining the new ‘staggered’ start and finish times for each class group and how children should enter and leave the school. (Timings are slightly different for the first week back, where children are returning on a part-time basis for either the morning or afternoon.) The entrance… Continue Reading

Whole School Covid-19 Risk Assessment – September 2020

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Updated Advice about education and COVID-19

Dear parents and carers, Please find below the recently updated information from the Government regarding educational settings and COVID-19. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers   Continue Reading

Top Tips To Support Home Reading

Dear Parents/Carers We hope you and your children are taking the opportunity to read at home during this time. Although we are currently unable to provide books from school, we hope you are finding the Oxford Owl website useful and that you are taking time to simply enjoy catching up with reading your own books… Continue Reading

Easter Holiday Child Care

To our parents and carers, The school will remain open to the children of Critical Workers and Vulnerable Children throughout the Easter holidays, excluding bank holidays and weekends. If you feel that your child qualifies for this child care, please contact Alison Cooke on:  head@slimbridge.gloucs.sch.uk We hope that everyone is staying safe and well 🙂… Continue Reading