Bookfest letter to parents/carers Friday 12 November 2021
RE: BOOKFEST READING FESTIVAL FOR UPLANDS PRIMARY SCHOOL AND NURSERY
Our third ‘Bookfest’, our annual festival of reading, will take place on Tuesday 16 November 2021. This is an exciting day in the Uplands calendar, where our staff organise a day of fun and engaging book-themed activities for all of our pupils to take part in. We would like to invite children to dress up in festival-themed clothing on this day (such as bright-coloured or party clothes, flowers in their hair, etc.) All of our children will be involved in a range of activities during this day. We have ensured that these plans adhere to our current COVID 19 school operating plan.
On this date, we would like to ask that all children bring in a packed lunch. If your child qualifies for free school meals, you are entitled to a packed lunch from our school kitchen. If you would like to order one of these, please let the school office know by this Friday 12 November 2021 by emailing email@example.com
We will also be running a second-hand book stall at 15:15 on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 November 2021. Weather permitting, this will take place on the junior playground. We have some excellent books for a range of ages that have been donated to our school for this sale. If you have any good quality children’s books at home that you would also like to donate, we would be most grateful. Please bring these to the school office on Monday 15 November 2021.
Over the past two years, donations from families for Bookfest have raised almost £3,000 of funds for us to spend on much-needed texts and reading resources for our school. These have already had a hugely positive impact on our pupils’ reading experience and attainment. We feel extremely lucky to have such generous support from our families. This year, and under the guidance of our Parent and Carer Council, we have produced a wish list of both specific reading resources and planned projects that we feel would benefit our children. We hope that members of the Uplands community may support us by donating money or time towards a particular item on this list. This list will be shared as part of Bookfest next week.
We look forward to celebrating Bookfest with you child/ren next week.
Mrs C Mileman Mrs W Rogers
KS2 Leader and English Subject Leader Year 6 Teaching Assistant