Dress up as your favourite character in a book, poem or play. If you have it, bring the matching book too.
(postponed from March 4th)
We have moved World Book day so that all children can wear a costume of their favourite character in a book, poem or play. We encourage children to be creative and make their costume up from wardrobes at home. We would also encourage children to bring in that favourite read to match their costume. It will be wonderful to have all that excitement in our first week back – we will find a way to parade our costumes!
(oxford Owl books linked to phonics, lots of titles).
Lots of fairy stories and texts for younger children
(includes lots of classics e.g Treasure Island, Little Women)
A lot of classic literature for older readers to discover
Fantastic site with a collection of free books by Michael Morpurgo
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (website also allows you to search for other children’s authors to read free).
A fantastic introduction to primary children to the works of Shakespeare. Choose from four levels of language difficulty. You can also click on the characters to hear them speak.
- Talking books – https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
Free children’s audio books read by many talented and well-known actors.
For more Home School and Homework resources, please see our dedicated page: https://stmaryssoutham.org.uk/school-life/homework/
Ordinarily, around this time of year, we’d be opening our doors and I’d be welcoming you and your children into St Mary’s to tour our fabulous facilities and see our thriving school and dedicated, friendly staff in action – but this year is anything but ordinary.
Although we’re not having a physical open day this year, my staff and I are very keen to get to know prospective parents and will gladly arrange phone or video calls and visits in person, albeit to protect our class bubbles these will need to happen outside of school hours. Please watch our virtual open day video, and contact the office to make an appointment if you’d like to find out more