In order to support our younger children on their reading journeys, some of our Year One children have teamed up with some Year 5 children in our new 'reading buddy' scheme.
3 times a week, the reading buddies meet just after lunchtime in our dance studio to enjoy some 1:1 reading sessions.
Not only does this help our children in Year 1 develop their confidence in reading, it allows our older pupils to share their love of books and develop their questioning too!
The Year 5 children are enjoying creating phonics games and questions for the children in Year 1 as well as being great role models for those children lower down the school.
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Encouraging your child to read
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Chris Riddell at St. George's
Our Year 6 children were lucky enough to be invited to attend a morning with Chris Riddell, children's laureate, at St.George's High School. We joined several other Blackpool schools to take part in a question and answer session with the author. Chris drew illustrations the entire time and our children were deeply engaged with both his drawings and stories about his life as an author.
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Dan Worsley—Boundary Author in Residence!
We are so happy that Dan Worsley has agreed to be the Author in Residence at Boundary this year. Dan, an author from Blackpool, is thrilled to be supporting Boundary’s year of reading. Dan will be coming into school throughout the year to work with every year group, developing their reading skills. As a National Patron of Reading, Dan is keen to encourage our pupils to develop a love for reading and to use this to improve their writing skills. He will also be supporting our parent/pupil reading club. Thank you Dan!
Visit from an author - Dan Worsley
Today, children in Key Stage 2 were lucky enough to be visited by local author Dan Worsley. He began the assembly by talking to us about the process of writing and showing us all the different stages involved in making his books. Dan currently has a new book called 'More Impossible Tales' and he told us one of the stories from it, which involved a very disgusting description of cow pats!!
Matthew in Year 5: "Dan, you're a really good author - I hope to be able to hear some more of your stories soon".
Ella-Louise in Year 5: "I thought Dan's story was hilarious. I think we should have more assemblies like that".
Faith and Lucy in Year 6: "We both bought Dan's book today and can't wait to start reading it".
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