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Book Week at Grimsdell

Book Week got off to an exciting start with children trying to work out the different book clues in the foyer as they came into school each morning for the Book Clue Competition. Mrs Satariano and I are looking forward to reading all the answer sheets and announcing the winners next week!

During Monday afternoon the whole school had great fun with the Teacher Reading Run! Teachers and teaching assistants went on a dash around the school with books to read to each class.

A bell was rung at ten minute intervals – when the bell was rung it was the signal for the teacher/assistant to move immediately to another class! Super story sharing ‘On the Move’!

The Book Swap Shop was a great success and due to your generous donations the children were able to choose from a wide range of excellent literature and to raise money for a Book charity.

During their usual library sessions, the children were given time to peruse and choose a book to take home and add to their home library.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Children’s Book Shop from Muswell Hill set up a Book Fair in the Music Room and all the children had the opportunity to visit with Mrs Harvey during the school day (or with their parents after the end of school until 4pm) and spend their World Book Day voucher.

The quality and diversity of the literature available, together with the expertise of the staff, proved to be a great success and we intend to continue this collaboration for future literary ventures.

We were very fortunate to have some Year 7 Belmont pupils come and visit Grimsdell this week. They brought their favourite picture books to share with Nursery, Reception and Year 1 and shared their own special stories. The Belmont pupils took part in a variety of literacy activities in the different classrooms, including running the Book Swap Shop. Grimsdell children really loved meeting all the older students and it was lovely to see children of different ages interacting so well together.

World Book Day and Dress Up Day was a riot of colour with a plethora of fun and fabulous costumes. During the day the children welcomed author and illustrator Kellie Strom who shared his story ‘Sadie the Airline Pilot’ which complemented beautifully this term’s topic ‘On the Move’.
We all enjoyed admiring and guessing the great variety of costumes during our Dress Up Day assembly, where we all paraded down the catwalk to show off our outfits. Thank you for all your hard work with putting together such a fantastic array of costumes.