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A True Celebration of Reading 2017

We started our special day with an assembly, before breaking away into reading groups. We ended with an extra special celebration assembly with certificates awarded to the winners of the Extreme Reading Competition and Best Dressed Book Character Competition. We also had lots of donated books which were given to the children at the end of the day to take home and enjoy!
Picture 1 Extrem Reading Winners 2017
Picture 2 Staff as Book Characters 2017
Picture 3 Best Dressed Book Characters 2017

Best Dressed Book Character Competition

Best Dressed Book Character Competition Results 2017

We decorated our classroom doors..... 2017

Extreme Reading Winning Pictures July 2017

Extreme Reading Winning Pictures July 2017 1 Reception Winner
Extreme Reading Winning Pictures July 2017 2 Reception Runner Up
Extreme Reading Winning Pictures July 2017 3 Year 1 Winner
Extreme Reading Winning Pictures July 2017 4 Year 1 Runner Up
Extreme Reading Winning Pictures July 2017 5 Year 2 Winner
Extreme Reading Winning Pictures July 2017 6 Year 2 Runner Up
Extreme Reading Winning Pictures July 2017 7 Year 3 Winner
Extreme Reading Winning Pictures July 2017 8 Year 3 Runner Up
Extreme Reading Winning Pictures July 2017 9 Year 4 Winner
Extreme Reading Winning Pictures July 2017 10 Year 4 Runner Up
Extreme Reading Winning Pictures July 2017 11 Year 5 Winner
Extreme Reading Winning Pictures July 2017 12 Year 5 Runner Up
Extreme Reading Winning Pictures July 2017 13 Year 6 Winner
Picture 1 Pet Winner
Picture 2 Pet Runner Up
Picture 3 Staff & Governors Winner
Picture 4 Staff & Governors Runner Up
Picture 5 Family Winner
Picture 6 Family Runner Up

Extreme Reading Competition Winners 2017

Celebration of Reading Assembly 6th July 2017

 

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Here at Finchale we are part of a Literacy Project with EEF (Education Endowment Foundation). Miss Kennedy is the Durham Consultant for the project and has been working with Mrs Lennox, Literacy Co-ordinator and our teachers. She came into school to spend the afternoon with our children at a very special assembly.

Miss Kennedy talked about how fantastic reading is and encouraged all of our pupils to read and write themselves. She left a gift for school - a book called "My Name is Book, An Autobiography" as told to John Agard. She was also very pleased to join forces with Mrs Lennox to judge the Extreme Reading Competition, the results will be announced at our Celebration of Reading Day.    

 

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Extreme Reading - Competition Entries July 2017

Decorating Classroom Doors for our Celebration of Reading Day - June 2016

Celebration of Reading Special Assembly 2016

The adults, volunteers, Governors and staff chose the book they wanted to read. The children chose the story they wanted to listen to and as the sun was shining we all went outdoors to celebrate our favourite stories in style!

Have a look at the photographs of our story groups, we did not manage to photograph every group so just to let you know the whole story, Miss Johnstone read Gangsta Granny, Mrs Whitton read Bad Mood Bear and Mrs Hall read the Worst Witch. 

2016 We all dressed up as characters from books...

The winners of our 2016 fancy dress competition...

The winners of our 2016 fancy dress competition... 1

The children judged the fancy dress competition and the winners were: Izzy; Isla Rose; Mae, Jessica; Jay; Lucy; Rachel and Mrs Blackett.

WELL DONE! 

 

Easter is always an exciting time at school, we invite all children, parents, grandparents and everyone linked to school to take a photograph of themselves reading a book in an extreme condition e.g. on a rollercoaster, riding a horse etc, and send a hard copy to school which is judged during our Celebration of Reading Day. We do ask people not to put themselves in any real danger!

A fun competition and a great way to raise the profile of reading for people of all ages.

Our competition was well subscribed, the entries were inventive and hugely entertaining!

WELL DONE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS & COMPETITION WINNERS!

 

     2016 EXTREME READING

     Competition Results

Well done to everyone who entered the competition.  There were some superb entries and it was very difficult to choose winners.  However congratulations to:

COMPETITION WINNER

 

Fergus Hamill Year 3

 

Class Winners

Highly Commended

Reception

 

Ruby Milliken

Jack Hood

Year 1

 

Amelia Collins

Amelia Maltman

Year 2

 

Eloisa Wilkes

Callum Madhar

Year 3

 

Isabelle Hrynisak

Orlaith Milliken

Year 4

 

Ella Vickers &

Brooke Hackworth

Aidy Hall & Fabio Martin

(plus Freya Y6, Kobe Y6,

Ava Reception)

Year 5

 

Jake Wilkes

Natalie Towler

Year 6

 

John Watts (Newcastle)

Alex Madhar

Family Member

 

Mike Dann ( Rachel’s Dad)

Deb Morgan & Kate Hall

Staff & Governors

 

Mrs Grabham

Mrs Jackson

Pets

 

Holly the Patterdale Terrier, owned by Rachel Dann Y6

Miss Hall

Literacy Co-ordinator, June 2016.

Picture 1 Competition Entries
Picture 2 Our Judges- Miss Hall and Mrs Norris
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