On Friday P1/2 went on a walkabout outside the school to look at and discuss whether the places and things we saw were near to the school or far away from the school. They were accompanied by the P6/7 to make sure we were safe and to help us with to record what we saw onto our worksheets.
On our last shared book reading session, P1/2 chose their last book (from the Scottish Children’s Book awards shortlist) to be read by their P6/7 buddies.
The children voted for their favourite book from the three beautifully illustrated picture books and the collated Elphinstone pupil results will be sent online to the Scottish Book Trust Awards. We will have to wait until March before we will find out the winner!
‘Lost for Words’ – 5 votes
Princess Penelope and the Runaway Kitten – 7 votes
Robot Rumpus – 5 votes
The P3 children also had the opportunity to vote for their favourites.
The P1 pupils were given their Bookbug P1 Family Pack: It contains the three books from the Scottish Children’s Book Awards shortlist, an activity book and a pack of coloured pencils and a ‘Ziggy and Maggie Start School’ road safety book.
Shared reading is a great way for older and younger pupils to share and discover books together. This involved the older P6/7 pupils reading picture books out loud to their P1/2 buddies. They have met each week to share the reading of one of the three books that are shortlisted the Scottish Book Trust awards. Next week we read our final book. Then all the pupils will vote for their favourite book. Our votes will be collated and sent off to the Scottish Book Trust.
Shared Reading with our Buddies on PhotoPeach