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Wymondley News - 3rd March 2023

Reflections on the week...
Good afternoon Parents and Carers,
The highlight of this week was definitely World Book Day, which we celebrated today. It all started with our 'Breakfast with a Book' and I would like to thank the many parents, carers and family members who came in to spend some time with their child, a book and a breakfast pastry or croissant. It was fantastic seeing so many people sharing and enjoying books and stories at the same time across the school - a real sight to behold! This was followed by a whole school project based on the book 'Flotsam' with each class focusing on different aspects of the book. The day was rounded off with a visit to each class from local author Lucy Plunkett, who talked to the children about her experiences in writing her book and helped to inspire our budding authors of the future!
The importance of World Book Day should never be understated, because learning to read is one of the most important life skill that anyone can have and this has been well articulated by a number of people this week...
'It is really nice when you see the pure enjoyment that children are getting out of reading and if you get that at a very early age, it’s going to help you so much in future life. Because the earlier you read, the more you are going to understand, the more books you read, the more you’re going to understand about different places, different cultures, different ways of life.'
The Queen Consort talking to Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho
Sir Lenny Henry was also in the news earlier this week praising the importance of libraries and saying how they allow children to immerse themselves in “imaginary worlds and learn about creativity”. To mark World Book Day on Thursday this week, Sir Lenny Henry reflected on how reading from an early age helped set him up for a future in the creative industries. Click here to watch the watch the short video
We want every child to leave this school not only reading fluently and understanding what they are reading, but wanting to read and enjoying it as well. Instead of sending a book token home with your child today, we have sent the World Book Day of their choice home with them. So please make sure you spend some time looking through it with them tonight. It might not be your cup of tea, but if you make it look as though it is your child will enjoy it so much more - happy reading!

World Book Day Competition Time!

The week of World Book Day seems like a great time to launch our Book Fair competition! On Friday 24th March, the Scholastic Book Fair will be arriving at Wymondley. To get ready for this exciting event we are asking every child in the school to create a poster advertising the book fair. The winning entry from each class will be chosen on Wednesday 22nd March and the winner to be presented with a £5 voucher in the Friday assembly to use at the Book Fair to pay for, or put towards, a book of their choice. Happy designing!


Friends of Wymondley Someone Special Flower Sale

This Mother's Day is the time to celebrate someone special to you - with one of our hand wrapped pots of spring primroses. A lovely gift for Mum, Nan, a favourite Aunt or even a best friend. Flowers will be available on Friday 17th March. Children who have purchased will be able to select a colour flower from the choice available and bring home that afternoon. If you are purchasing more than one pot and would like siblings to choose different colours for different family members then please let us know. One pot is £3 or for 2 or more it is £2.50 each and can be paid on Arbor from Wednesday 8th March. Please enter £3.00 for one or the correct amount for multiples of 2 or more.


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I wish you all a relaxing and enjoyable weekend ahead!