Reading Review Challenge

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We would like to challenge all children at Bridgewater Primary School to create a review of their favourite book. Be as creative and innovative as you like, demonstrating why you enjoy that book and why others should read it. Your reviews must be handed into your class teachers by the end of Tuesday 11th November. We will be selecting 5 winners who will be awarded a prize and have the opportunity to share their review in a celebration assembly. All reviews will be used in our school library for pupils to use when selecting a new library book.



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Read Every Day Challenge

Congratulations to John, Grace, Lauren, Lily and Alice who were the lucky winners in the Read Every Day Challenge which ran during the summer holidays. Thank you to all the children who entered, it was wonderful to see the great variety of books which you enjoyed over the summer. Well done.


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Extreme Reading!

Here are the first extreme reading photos I hace recieved, well done Oliver and Liam. Don’t forget there will be prizes in September for the most interesting photos of places to read over the summer as well as prizes for participating in the Summer Reading Challenge and the Read Every Day Challenge. Have a lovely summer and, where ever you are, keep reading!



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World Book Day

We’ve had a wonderful time celebrating World Book Day today. There were lots of imaginative, thoughtful costumes, we shared books with our twinned class and created our own book jackets. Take a look at the video below for a taste of Bridgewater does World Book Day then leave a comment to let us know what you think.

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Read for My School

The Read for My School competition for Years 3,4,5 and 6 starts tomorrow. Which class will be top of the leaderboard next Sunday evening? Let me know which book you have decided to read first for the competition and whether you prefer to read online or to read printed books. Good luck to everyone and have fun reading.


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Parent and child library sessions.

Just a reminder that the library is open for parent and child drop in sessions every Monday and Friday from 3.20pm until 4pm except on Friday 6th December as this is the school Christmas fair. All dates are displayed on the school website and selecting current clubs then extra school clubs from the My School News drop down menu. The last library session for this term will be on Friday 13th December.

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The best children’s books – what would you choose?

Last week was Booktrust’s Children’s Book Week, a week to celebrate and enjoy reading for pleasure. Booktrust have created a list of the 100 best children’s books and are holding a vote to find out what the nation’s favourite books are. If you would like to see the 100 best books selected by Booktrust please visit there website at and click on the Children’s Book Week link.

We would like to hold our own vote to find out which books Bridgewater think are the best children’s books ever. To help us do this the first thing we need you to do is to post a comment below telling us which books you think are the greatest children’s books ever; get everyone to suggest a title – parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, friends, everyone you can. After half term we will create a poll on the blog and get you to vote for your favourites so that we can create a Bridgewater top twenty five! . To get you started Mrs Bartaby has chosen The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and The Tiger Who Came to Tea; what are your favourites?


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Parent and child library drop in sessions

The library will be open from 3.20pm until 4.00pm on the following dates for parent and child drop in sessions:
Tuesday 15th October; Friday 18th October; Friday 25th October ; Monday 4th November; Friday 8th November.

Please speak to Mrs Bartaby if you have any questions.

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Poetry Trail

Lots of children joined us in the library today to take part in a poetry trail for National Poetry Day. They enjoyed reading and answering questions about a variety of poems selected by Mrs Duggan and Mrs Bartaby to fit in with this year’s theme which was water. There were some beautiful poetry books on offer as prizes for each year group and the winners will be announced next week. All of the poems are still in the library along with a Poetree displaying poems written by classes across the school. Why not pop in and see them during one of our parent and child library drop in sessions? If you took part in the trail which was your favourite poem?


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Prize winners!

Yesterday some of our Year 6 children received prizes for their participation in the Read for My School challenge last Spring. All of our Year 5 and 6 children took part in the competition which ran for 6 weeks from January to March this year. As well as winning some individual prizes the children reached the top of the leader board out of all the schools competing and won 100 books for our school! We hope that our current Year 5 and 6 children are looking forward to taking part in next year’s competition. Well done to all the children who took part. Here are Josh and Sam with their prize books.


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