Reading Fortnight at Monks Abbey
This week is the 2nd week of Reading Fortnight at Monks Abbey Primary School so the YJA team and pupils from school visited the City Library in Lincoln to get inspired and maybe pick out a few ‘must reads’ for the coming weeks.
The library was so much fun. A librarian showed students all the different types of books that were available to borrow from non fiction thrillers to dual and foreign language stories. Watch our film below to see what we got up to while we were there.
The school has been a hive of activity over the last couple of weeks. The game ‘Drop Everything’ was launched around school where by the only rule was that when you heard the command you must stop what you were doing and immendiately start reading your chosen book! A Story Café was also created where parents of Y1 & 2 children have been able to come in to school, share a cake and a drink with their child and read a story. For Year 5 & 6 there has been visits to Waterstones to see what is on offer in a popular high street bookshop.
Naturally, the YJA team were looking to grab an interview and we started with Mrs Bear who is the reading teacher at Monks Abbey and has organised everything that is going on during the two weeks. We asked Mrs Bear why Reading Week is so important and she told us, “It is something I organise every year so the children have lots of wonderful activities to get involved with and hopefully encourage the children to read for pleasure and read more outside of school.”
The YJA team chatted to Year 5 teacher Miss Beckett to discover her favourite childhood book. She told us that she loved Roald Dahl and especially The MinPins because it was a little bit different to his other stories.
To have a look at our visit to the library and interviews with Mrs Bear and Miss Beckett click to watch below.
Monks Abbey YJA Team