World Book Day was definitely the highlight of the Literacy Festival week that the Junior School has celebrated for the first time.
We have read and discussed our favourite books and shared stories with our classes.
There has been a Handwriting Competition for the children of Year 1 to Year 6 with eighteen lucky winners and eighteen runners up; they should be very proud of their beautiful handwriting, so important even in this digital age.
There were also winners for the best World Book Day costumes although the teachers had some really tough decisions to make.
We ended our Literacy Festival with a ‘No Pen Day’ to promote all important speaking and listening skills; lots of story telling, presentations, filming and drama activities.
Interestingly it has been proven that good spoken language skills are strong predictors of later academic success.
Finally our best spellers from Years 4,5 and 6 represented their houses in the annual Junior School Spelling Bee with Newton the winners for the second year in a row.