World Book Day!

A reading takeover!

We started the week with a Parent Reading Workshop and shared how we develop reading at Hampstead Hill School. Reading is at the heart of the School’s success – we hope the Workshop provided you with insight and tips to support your children at home. 

Today, we celebrate the pleasure books bring to us all. With community at the centre of our school values, it was warming to welcome over thirty parents into St Stephen’s to read stories to our children in twenty-five different languages. After the initial excitement and organisation, it was quite a spectacle – thank you to all parents who supported this initiative. 

Across all classrooms and outdoor spaces, books were everywhere! Our early readers have enjoyed listening to and reading a range of creative picture books – they even shared them with our bunnies! Some of our Year 2 children visited our Early Years children to share their favourite stories. It is wonderful to see the progress and enjoyment reading brings our children. 

In the classrooms, some children made colourful bookmarks. The Upper School, including Reception, created a book cover for a quest story following an animated reading of Traction Man by our English Co-ordinator, Rosie Smith. She modelled how vocabulary and punctuation influence our tone and actions – the children thoroughly enjoyed it and were immersed in the quest!

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Thank you, 

Ross Montague