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Reading Week Timetable

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Harestock Reading Week 2019

  AM Playtime / Lunchtime Activities PM Parent carer events


Mix up into houses for mixed age group reading buddies.


In-class activities.






Playtime stories – beanbags/ cushions and books outside every playtime and/or lunchtime.


In-class activities.




2.50pm: YR/KS1 parent workshop in bumble bee room then move to library for reading together with children.


Tuesday Story sessions with infant children in the library.


In-class activities.


Storyteller in from SLS:

·         1.30-2.00pm: YR/1/2

·         2.15-3.00pm: All of KS2


Wednesday In-class activities.


1pm-3pm: Author visit for all Y5 and Y6 children.


In-class activities.


Thursday Y5/6 Author visit follow up activities.


In-class activities.


2.45: Reading week assembly




In class activities include:

  • Contributing to whole school story class by class
  • Writing poetry and stories based on a chosen poet/ author
  • Performing poetry or stories
  • Reading paper chains
  • Listening to visiting readers
  • Time for own reading for pleasure
  • Time to read books together as a class
  • Book reviews and other activities based on favourite books

Houses of Parliament Visit

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Year 6 had a great time at the Houses of Parliament visiting Steve Brine and having a tour of the building and popping in on a live debate in the House of Commons! The children also got the chance to visit Wellington Barracks and met Mr Bailey and his shiny parade shoes!

Reading Comprehension Workshop

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Thank you to all those who attended the Reading Comprehension workshop. During the session the schools use of Reciprocal Reading was explained if you would like to see the power point again please click here .

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Annual Christmas Card Competition 2018

Steve Brine, MP has contacted school again regarding his annual Christmas card competition, which is open to all primary school children across Winchester and Chandlers Ford.

The winning painting will be used on the cover of the Christmas card which is sent to various charities, organisations, HM the Queen, Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers and constituents.  There are some fabulous prizes for the winner of each year group and the overall winner will be presented with a specially framed Winner’s certificate and Christmas card at his or her school.

Paintings should be original pieces of work by the pupils and produced on A4 paper either landscape for portrait.

All entries must be completed and brought into school by Monday 12th November as they will be collected on Tuesday 13th November.  To see competition rules together with information about the prizes click here

Please note entries should have printed clearly on the back – the name of pupil, age, year group and name of school.

Special Mentions Book

Posted by Heather Smith in School

Harestock Primary Special Mentions Book

In the entrance Hall at school we have a ‘Special Mentions Book’ that is for parents/carers/families to share with us all the amazing things that our children are achieving outside of school that make you feel proud of them.

We have paper available for you to write the special mention on or you can write straight into the book. We would love photographs etc…too!

If you cannot get into school do not worry…please send in your mentions in any format, even via email, and we will stick them in. We love to hear about anything your child achieves ie) winning competitions, helping with washing up, managing to tie their shoelaces…

We look forward to sharing these special things with the children.

From all the staff at Harestock Primary