Meet our Reading Ambassadors

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The Blinks are coming to Tankersley St Peter C of E Primary School!

Andrea Chatten is a Children’s Emotional & Behavioural Psychologist and has been working with children for over 25 years.  Her current venture is developing a series of page turning novels for children to enjoy, each one covering an emotional area.  There are currently five books in the series covering Worry/Anxiety, Anger, Self-esteem, Sadness and Shy with Love to follow. The Blinks books offer a subtle understanding of different emotions but more importantly lots of ways to manage these feelings at difficult times all wrapped up in a gripping story.

Andrea is coming into school on Monday 18th June 2018 to share The Blinks, in an assembly. If you would like to pre-order then a signed copy can be purchased for £9.99. Copies will also be available on the day and Andrea is happy to hang around for a while at the end of the school day and sign any copies if requested. Supportive Reference Manuals for parents, carers and professionals will also be available at £9.99 and accompany each novel.

For more information, visit theblinks.co.uk where they are available in paperback. To have a peek inside the books, have a look on Amazon, where they are also available in Kindle version.

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Winners of the Book in a Box

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Book in a Box Competition

To celebrate World Book Day this year the children were asked to choose their favourite story and recreate key features from the story in a box.

The boxes are now displayed in the library areas in the school corridors. There was a prize for each winner in every year group. We have had some amazing and very creative entries. Have a look at some of the children’s creations in the photographs taken.

When parents come to visit school for parents evening, please take the opportunity to look at these wonderful ‘Book in a Box’ models.

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Reading Breakfast 2018

On Monday 5th March we held a ‘Reading Breakfast’ at our school. Older children from classes 6, 5 and 4 were invited to join the younger children in Reception and classes 1, 2 and 3. They enjoyed sharing a book whilst eating delicious pastries and having a drink.

At Tankersley Primary School we believe that reading is of the upmost importance and the key to successful learning.

The response that we had from the children was wonderful.

The classrooms were over spilling with happy children sharing their love of reading.

This event was a huge success because our older children are brilliant role models. This is not just a one off event, as on a daily basis the Reading Ambassadors read with children in Year 1 and 2.

Our children received a valuable message today that enjoyment of reading is very important.

Please look at the many photographs which were taken, showing our school sharing in the pleasure of reading.

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Macbeth… should he … or shouldn’t he…?

We created a conscience alley to help Macbeth decide what to do about King Duncan. We gave opposing views (for and against). Class 6 are wondering what Macbeth will decide to do….

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Happy New Year!

Welcome back to Class One, this term we are having  a HUGE push on reading. We are lucky enough to have fabulous reading volunteers that come into school to listen to the children read, in addition we listen to the children read every week during their Guided Reading session. However, we would also like your help.

If you are a parent, please could you find the time to read with your child at least three times a week. It doesn’t have to be the whole book and you can be as inventive as you like about the location (We would love to see pictures!!) If you are a member of Class One then ask your parent or carer to listen to you read. Maybe they could read you your favourite story afterwards. Remember, if you read 3 times in 1 week you will receive a reading token. Good luck, I hope you enjoy reading as much as we do. 

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