Voicebox – 6th September to 4th October.

Voicebox is a fun joke competition launched by the Royal College of Speech Therapists which will be running between 6th September to 4th October in school – share your funniest jokes with us! The best ones chosen in assembly on Friday 4th October will be sent off to the national competition.They will invite the shortlisted joke tellers and their parent or guardian to the Houses of Parliament on Monday 28 October for a national final, hosted at Speaker’s House, with guests welcomed by The Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons.

Children’s Book Week – 7 – 11 September

 Rec/KS1 Reading and Phonics Meeting – 9am Tuesday 8th October

Here are some tips to get started:

Look at the 100 Best Books list to see what you think: How many books on the list have they read? Which books do you love? What books does your child love? What do you think is missing?  You can vote for your favourites from 7 October – 15 November HERE. The results will be announced at the end of November.

Take a special book – an old favourite or a new adventure – and read aloud to each other. It’s a great chance to talk, be close, share old memories or create new ones together.  You can do this at any time – perhaps in the car or in a regular slot before bed time.

Choose books that suit your child’s interests. Whether they love comics, football, pets or dancing there are hundreds of books that will capture their imagination. Only 100 could be chosen for the Children’s Book Week list, but there are thousands of fantastic books out there to discover and enjoy! And if your children want to read digitally, you can use the bookfinder at 

 Don’t get frustrated. If they want to read the same thing over and over, that’s fine. What matters is that they are enjoying the experience.

Keep lots of books around. You can borrow from friends and family or the library, or buy from car boot sales, charity shops, bookshops or online.

If you’re stuck for ideas, ask a librarian or your local bookshop for advice. They love to talk about good books and will be happy to help.

No Pens Day Wednesday – 9th October – a day where we celebrate speaking and listening and language rather than writing.


ROALD DAHL DAY – Friday 13th September 2013.

Don’t forget the challenge is to come up with the most interesting (and funniest!!) prank idea you can by Friday 13th September.

We will be celebrating Roald Dahl Day again this year with the focus on reading. We will be taking part in lots of different activities including the Live Chat with a famous author on the Friday afternoon. If you would like to look at the Roald Dahl Museum website for more, here it is: