A Kings Oak read-fest!

Enjoying a book are l-r Sienna Beaumont, Amelia Sherif and Tom Smith, all four. Picture: Marie Caley S0299MC

Enjoying a book are l-r Sienna Beaumont, Amelia Sherif and Tom Smith, all four. Picture: Marie Caley S0299MC

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KIDS who read succeed! That is the belief of all pupils - and their teachers - at Wombwell’s Kings Oak Primary Learning Centre.

Reading has been the main focus of this whole school year at Kings Oak, but last week saw even more pages flipped for World Book Day.

“Reading is the primary skill that everyone must master to become successful in life, and it is even more critical for young kids to develop fluent reading skills to succeed at school,” said school spokesperson Joanne Swift.

“Because of the importance and impact of reading on our lives, we must ensure that our kids receive the best reading instructions possible.

“Children who learn to read early become proficient readers, and the children at Kings Oak understand that the more a child reads, the better he or she becomes at reading, and the more they will read.”

The Scholastic Book Fair was in school from February 27 to March 1, and on World Book Day itself, pupils were invited to perform and share their favourite poems, short stories, or extracts from stories, with their class.

There was also a themed competition, when entrants took photographs in to school based on ‘I love sharing stories with...’ Merits were awarded for the most interesting, adorable or original photographs, with book prizes up for grabs.

A selection of KS2 Kings Oak children did fantastically well in a recent Young Writers’ creative writing competition. Young Writers have worked with schools, parents and young writers for over 20 years. An amazing 28 Kings Oak kids had their work selected as the best Mini Sagas, based on their imagination, perception, expression and creative use of language. Their achievement will encourage confident participation in future creative activities in school, said Mrs Swift.