Celebrating books, tales and art at Birchington Primary School

Celebrating books and words at Birchington primary

At Birchington CE Primary School, World Book Day (March 7) celebrations did not end that day as the school showcased the English work of all pupils from Year R to Year 6, with an English Exhibition after classes on Friday 8th March.

Each class or year group, set up their own exhibit to showcase the reading and writing of the pupils and parents and carers were invited in to enjoy the displays of learning.

The exhibition, spread across the school’s two halls, was a huge success with parents queuing to get in to see the work on show. Children were proud to share their work and tell their families about what they have been doing during lessons.

Work was based on a range of texts the children are studying this term such as Bleak House, The Tear Thief and The Lion Inside. Photos and art work were displayed alongside the stories, non-chronological reports and diary entries written by children.

It wasn’t just reading and English lessons that were showcased – reading for pleasure was also celebrated with each class displaying the text they are reading together.

Authors such as Serena Holly, Lenny Henry and Onjali Q Raúf  were celebrated and a selection of age-appropriate books were also available for parents to explore alongside their children.

The English Hub also created table displays with information about Read Write Inc. (the school’s Phonics Scheme), the school library and fundraising for the school’s reading sheds.

The school has five reading sheds installed and is hoping to open them later in the spring so that children have access to books at break and lunchtimes to extend their opportunities to read for pleasure. So far over £5000 has been donated to fund the sheds and the books.