March - A wizard wheeze for encouraging reading

Book Week was a magical time for junior pupils at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School last week. Pupils were asked to come to school dressed up as their favourite witch or wizard character and on Friday 7th March many strange and mysterious folk showed up in classrooms. It wasn’t limited to the pupils – staff were equally enthusiastic and lessons were delivered by some very convincing witches and wizards!

There was a serious side to the day as it was a continuation from the work pupils had been doing in class. In the previous week each class had been focusing on a different witch or wizard text during literacy sessions. The aim was to encourage greater enjoyment of reading and experience the writing of different authors.

Literacy Coordinator and Year 6 teacher, Alex Smith commented “The children always enjoy Book Week and this year they have really embraced the witches and wizards theme. The different books they have read during this week have sparked an enthusiasm for reading that I am sure will continue.”

Headmaster Paul Spencer Ellis adds “The enthusiasm shown during events like Book Week shows what a great job the teachers are doing. Children clearly engage in these activities and this supports them in achieving better academic results.”

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