This week is Book Week and we have already started having lots of fun learning about a new author, David Wiesner, and enjoying his amazing illustrations.
David Wiesner is one of the best-loved and most highly acclaimed picture book creators in the world. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have won numerous awards. Three of the picture books he both wrote and illustrated became instant classics when they won the prestigious Caldecott Medal: Tuesday in 1992, The Three Pigs in 2002, and Flotsam in 2007, making him only the second person in the award’s long history to have won three times.
David Wiesner has a wonderful gift of storytelling and illustration and many of us have been left open-mouthed by his complex, imaginative and beautiful illustrations. We are really looking forward to using our own wonderful imaginations after being inspired by his work.
During Book Week we are introducing our new Cathedral School reading challenge, Cathedral Book Bingo. The purpose of book bingo is to encourage children to read and enjoy a wide range of different authors and texts; this will support them develop new interests and find new favourite authors.
Children will be given a Book Bingo Challenge Card. The aim is to read as many of the books on the card as possible. There will be prizes such as book marks, pens, notebooks and certificates, for completing each challenge card and for working through increasingly demanding cards.
On Monday Year 6 really enjoyed recommending a range of books to each other and using those recommendations to create their own personalised Book Bingo Challenge cards.
We are also enjoying thinking about a range of different authors with each class thinking about who is their class favourite. Year 5 had some very interesting discussions yesterday about why a particular author was their favourite and used lots of persuasive language to try and convince each other.
Keep checking the blog for more news about our Cathedral School Book Week.