Who’s Behind the Book?

Next week we will be celebrating Book Week at NGPS and the children will be involved in a range of activities. Next Tuesday in Grade 1 an illustrator will be visiting us and sharing her artistic talents. Wednesday is R.I.B.I.T. (Reading in Bed is Terrific) where the children (and teachers) come dressed in pyjamas and bring along their favourite Teddy. Every day teachers will be reading picture story books to the children in the library. We hope as many children as possible will come along to listen and hopefully hear some new stories.

A traditional Book Week event that takes place every year is “Who’s behind the book?” See if you can guess the teachers that are holding each book!


Who’s behind the books?

What is your favourite book and why?

Run, Run as fast as you can!!

This week Grade 1C learnt all about The Gingerbread Man. All of their learning about this story culminated on Friday when the children got to make and decorate their very own gingerbread men. It was a very noisy activity but we all had lots of fun and were lucky to have so many parents there to help us! Thank you to all of the wonderful women who gave up their time!


What was the hardest part of this activity?

What did you enjoy the most?

Who’s that trip trapping over my bridge?

This week Grade 1B have been learning all about the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We learnt that it was written in Norway over 100 years ago by a man called Peter Christen Asbjornsen. The children enjoyed reading different versions of the story throughout the week. We compared the story of The Three Kangaroos Gruff to The Three Billy Goats Gruff and discovered that the story was very similar they had just changed the characters. We used masks to act out the play and wrote descriptions about trolls. The best activity of the week was when we made bridges out of newspaper, icy pole sticks, straws and masking tape. We worked in groups of three and were only allowed a certain number of sticks and straws. It was a really challenging task but one that we kept working at. Most groups should be proud of the way that they worked together to produce their bridge.

What was the hardest part of this activity?

What did you learn about bridges?