European Languages Day - Bonne Fête des Langues
26 September 2019
Ryedene Primary School had so much fun celebrating European Languages day. We started the morning with an assembly learning about the importance of speaking another language. Did you know more than 250 languages are spoken in London? That is crazy! Within each classroom, children focused mainly on France and French activities and cultures, as French is our school's additional language.
EYFS and KS1 had a great time with Rosie Tells Tales. During the morning, children experienced various activities which led to group participation in an interactive storytelling way. They used props, music, singing and movement to explore the story 'WILD'. What a fun-filled day we all had!
Ryedene Primary School had a great time celebrating World Book Day on 7 of March 2019. Children and adults came to school dressed as their favourite book character, some even brought their book with them to show the rest of the class. This year we did something slightly different. Each teacher chose a book that inspired their love for reading. During the course of the morning, they had the opportunity to read the book or an extract from the book to three classes. Children and adults had a lovely time discussing books and completing activities around it. The session before lunch time children read their favourite book to their buddy and vice versa. What an inspiring and exciting day we all have had! Why can't it be World Book Day every day?
"I like to dress up as the witch in Room on a Broom!" Scarlett - Reception
"World Book Day is fun because we get to do fun activities around a book. My favourite activity was drawing my family from the book: Mr Men." Ava - Year 1.
"I love seeing the children dress up and engaging with books." Mrs Smith - Year 2
"To dress up as my favourite character on World Book Day was so much fun. I enjoyed seeing who my friends dressed up as too." Louis - Year 3
"On World Book Day you can dress up as any character you would like to be." Stanley - Year 4
"It is something different and I like books." Archie - Year 5
"I like World Book Day because it is fun and I can dress up." Keira - Year 6
Ryedene's parents came to join us for an afternoon of reading within each classroom. The whole school read for 30 minutes, even the teachers had their noses stuck in books. Thank you to all the families that came. We love reading at Ryedene.
Today Jack Trelawny visited our school! He told us all about the characters and mutants in his stories. Some us were even lucky enough to have our books signed by Jack. We also had time to complete some activities based around his work.