Today we have welcomed some new members to the Westbury family. Meet our baby rabbits!
They join our chickens Hilda, Maple and Ebony, and bearded dragon, Sisqo, as part of Animal Care BTEC, and will be on hand as reading rabbits to support pupils who feel anxious. They don’t have names just yet, but there will be a competition to name them so watch this space…
Westbury is celebrating books and reading during a month of activities that will conclude with Key Stage 2 taking part in World Book Day on 3rd March.
In February we had a visiting author in Key Stage 2 and the whole school took part in our second Blind Date With A Book event for Valentine’s Day, with each pupil receiving a wrapped book to keep that they had been set up on a ‘date’ with!
We are writing our own book of pupil stories and poems that will be professionally published later in the year through the ‘We are Writers‘ programme. Pupils had an opportunity to design the picture for the front cover, with the winning entry designed by Luke in Mrs Routledge’s class.
Pupils will each receive a copy of the book and there will be an opportunity for parents and carers to purchase additional copies.
Other events and activities will take place in-class and we aim to encourage all pupils to develop their love of reading for pleasure.