Extreme Reading Like the Marvellous Meerkats
Marvellous Meerkats have been participating in unique, fun and exciting extreme reading challenges, organised by Mr Leach. The purpose of this is to demonstrate how reading can be enjoyed in a range of fun and bizarre ways, thus spicing up the reading process. This initiative was kicked off in February, with a Forest School story telling session, with scrumptious biscuits and warm hot chocolate. In addition, children loved getting cosy with a blanket to read their favourite book to their fellow classmates on Google Classroom. Extreme Reading has certainly ignited a wave of excitement for reading. In fact, when Miss Bayes heard all about it, she couldn’t help but set her own challenge for the children, which required them to ‘exercise and read’. Now, this challenge was certainly welcomed with open arms. For example, Aiden showed off his strong muscles by reading whilst lifting heavy cartons of milk. Sapphire showed off her reading whilst doing star jumps. Other examples of exercising whilst reading included riding a scooter, doing push-ups and even the splits. Most recently, children have been continuing their reading at home by taking part in Tuck-in Tuesdays, where they listen to a chapter of ‘Pucker Power: The Superpowered superpug’ each week and share their thoughts. Tuck-in Tuesdays has certainly been a hit, with Julia stating: “I’M SO EXCITED FOR CHAPTER 2!” and Sapphire giving it a “150 out of 10”.