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Lilac Book Parent Guide 2023

Hello Parents and Carers,

This is a video to help you understand how to read lilac books, that have no words, with your child at home. We will be sending these home with your child next week. We understand that some children can already read however, this is to support your child to find pleasure in reading and help with their comprehension (understanding) . Your child will take these home for around two weeks and then they will start to take home a reading book with words. Please make sure that you read the book that your child brings home at least three times a week for around 15 minutes. Please also make sure that your child brings their reading book to school everyday.

Chloe Savage, Author Visit

The youngest children at Stokes Wood enjoyed a visit by Chloe Savage who wrote the children’s book, The Search for the Giant Arctic Jellyfish’.
They listened to the story and all about how Chloe became a writer. She then worked with 30 children and helped them develop their writing. The reception children really enjoyed the experience.

Forest School sessions

t their Forest School sessions this week, our reception and Superstars pupils have been designing and building houses for the Mrs Wakeling’s teddy bears. The children designed and made lots of different creative ideas.

Summer Walk

The reception children have been on walks during each of the 4 seasons to recognise the changes that take place. They have visited the same local area in order to compare and discuss the changes in the environment.

Spring Walk

We went on a local walk and looked for evidence of new life in spring.


We invited our parents in to join in with our science lesson.

Making ECO bricks for our ECO bench.

As part of our learning about sustainability we are making a bench out of recyclable materials.

Coronation celebrations

All our learning was based around the Coronation.

As you can see, we had great fun.

Life Cycle of a Butterfly

We watched the caterpillars grow and change into butterflies. Then we let the butterflies go.

Forest School fun

We love mud!! Look at what we can do on a rope too!

Conkers Christmas trip

The reception pupils enjoyed a Christmas trip to Conkers and great fun was had by all. I wonder if they found Santa? See if you can spot him.

The Story of Christmas

Our youngest pupils treated us to a very special version of the Nativity and all the other special stories and events at Christmas. They spoke and sang beautifully in their very first experience of performing in front of an audience. What a great way to start our Christmas celebrations! Mums and dads were so proud of them, and the audience joined in with 10 Little Elves for the encore!