On Friday 26th November we shared books and biscuits.
We began the afternoon with a book launch. Mrs Armitage visited each class to share her debut children's book "We don't live there". The poor animals are living in the wrong homes – so where do they really live…? Reading the book we find out how the animals have got themselves mixed up and in the wrong habitat, and where they really belong. The children enjoyed joining in with the catchy phrases.
It was delightful to hear the key stage two children burst into spontaneous applause after listening to Mrs Armitage read her book. Each class was kindly gifted a signed copy.
We then welcomed families to join their children to share their favourite books and stories.
Research shows that regular reading:
- improves brain connectivity
- increases your vocabulary and comprehension
- empowers you to empathize with other people
- aids in sleep readiness
- reduces stress
- lowers blood pressure and heart rate
- fights depression symptoms
- prevents cognitive decline as you age
- contributes to a longer life
It’s especially important for children to read as much as possible because the effects of reading are cumulative. However, it’s never too late to begin taking advantage of the many physical and psychological benefits waiting for you in the pages of a good book.
Thank you to parents who stayed for our celebration assembly. The children enjoyed sharing their rewards and achievements.