With World Book Day fast approaching, 4B are looking forward to dressing themselves or a potato up as their favourite character on Thursday 2nd March. We will be taking part in lots of fun activities to celebrate World Book Day. As a class we wanted to promote reading. One of our reading detective activities last week was to generate the benefits of being a bookworm. Here are our top five:-
1)Reading teaches us about the world.
Through reading a variety of books we learn about people, places, and events outside of our own experience.
2)Reading improves vocabulary and language skills.
We discover new vocabulary to add to the dictionary in our brain so we can use more ambitious language in our own writing.
3)Reading develops our imagination.
4)Reading is fun.
A book or Kindle doesn't take up much space and is light to carry, so you take it anywhere. You are never going to be bored if you have a book in your bag.
5)Reading is a great way to spend time together.
Reading together on the sofa, bedtimes stories and visiting the library are just some ways of spending time together.
Please remember that reading diaries are always checked on a Wednesday for evidence of reading. The weekly expectation is 5 times a week and your child needs to bring their reading diary to school everyday.