Booknic - July 2015

On Friday 10 July, we had an excellent day as we enjoyed our second annual Booknic. The sun shone for us and we had a wonderful time enjoying our picnics and reading together on the school field.

This year was even better than last year as parents were able to join us, which made it a real family event and pupils, parents and staff spent a glorious hour snacking, reading and talking about books.

Also, thank you so much to all those families who donated books for the Parent & Staff and Pupil book “swap shops.”

Please feel free to take a book to read or leave a book for others to enjoy next time that you call into the school.

On the day of the Booknic, we found out that:

  • Lois in Class 7 is reading Harry and the Dinosaur Go to School.  She is enjoying it very much and would recommend it to all her friends;
  • Luke in Class 8 is reading the Doctor Who Annual 2015.  He likes it a lot because the Doctor travels to different universes and has lots of adventures;
  • Amelia in Class 8 is reading Chips, Beans and Limousines.  She really likes it;
  • Mr Doyle is reading One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.  He said that children wouldn’t enjoy it, but he recommends it to all of the pupils when they are adults.
  • Emily in Class 2 recommends The Very, Very Ugly Bug to all her class mates;
  • At the moment, Maizie from Class10’s mum is reading the thriller True Colours.  She said that she is really enjoying it, but it does have a very complicated plot so children would find it hard to follow but she thinks that other mums and dads would like it;
  • The Lorax is being enjoyed by lots of children in Class 3: amongst them are Laiya, Jessica, Maja, Matthew and Ayesha;
  • Hannah’s mum (Class10) is currently reading Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan.  She is loving it and would recommend it to all of the other mums!

Have a look at some of our photographs from the day.

Mums and Dads enjoying reading.

Some read while others rest!

Nothing beats eating and listening to a story at the same time!

"We haven't got time to eat – we're reading!"

Look at how many visitors turned up to read with KS1.

It wasn't just Mums and Dads who turned up to read with us!

Mum and daughter (and little brother in the background) came to read and listen to stories.

Is that a past pupil who came to read with us? It is!

This busy mum was asked to read two books by pupils!

Stretch out and read a good book.

Year 5 & 6 girls enjoy sharing books.

These two would make a good pair of book ends!






We found some unusual relaxing positions to read






Was it a reading or fashion event?

Booknic - July 2014

Mr Doyle, "I am reading two books at the moment. One is Holes by Louis Sachar, which was recommended to me by Libby Mayne from Class 10. I have only just started it and I'm enjoying it because the character Stanley Yelnats seems very interesting. I'm also reading The Coral Island by RM Ballantyne.  I read it when I was a child and loved it. Recently, I found a copy of it in a second hand book shop and I am reading it with my 9-year old son, who also loves the sense of adventure in it.

Mrs Radford is reading Thoroughly Modern People, The Long Way Home by Chima Njoku-Latty. "The author is a friend of mine and I wanted to read her first novel. I am really enjoying it. It is a romance novel."

Clement, Class 5, is reading Monster Finds a home by Steve Cole. "I am enjoying it because it is funny. The character eats weird stuff. I think other children would like it because it is funny."

Mrs Wright is reading Marley and Me, "I read it for the first time because I am a dog lover, but I have read it several times since because it reminds me of my own life."

Megan from Mrs Taylor's class, "I am reading Matilda by Roald Dahl. I like the character Matilda because she is kind and thoughtful."

Mr Radforth is reading Pies and Prejudice, In Search of the North by Stuart Maconie. "I have read other books by Stuart Maconie, which I have enjoyed so I thought that I would try this one. I am enjoying it so far. I would recommend it to other people, especially if they like listening to Stuart on the radio."

Josh Robinson, Class 8, "I am reading the Match Annual because I like playing football and I also enjoy finding out football facts. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys football."