Somerset Times

Junior School Information Literacy Focuses




Somerset Times Edition

Week 4,
Term Two, 2016

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With Term Two already under-way, there are a number of literacy focused events on this term for the Junior School students and parents to participate in. The value of reading can never be underestimated and there is an event to suit everyone over this term.

Towards the end of Term One, the selection process for students in Years 5 and 6 to be a part of this year’s Somerset College Reader’s Cup team took place. Competition and interest this year was strong. Five students made the team and they have been studying and quizzing each other on five books chosen by the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA). In June they will represent Somerset College and compete against schools from all over the Gold Coast and be quizzed on their understandings of the books. We wish these students all the best of luck.

On Wednesday 25 May, National Simultaneous Storytime will be back being celebrated in the lower Junior School. Our Junior School students from Pre-Prep to Year 2 join with hundreds of thousands of children around Australia as they all read the same book at the same time. The book this year is I Got This Hat, written by Jol and Kate Temple and illustrated by Jon Foye. Keep your eyes out for some interesting hats popping up over the next few weeks!

The Premier's Reading Challenge is an event for all Junior School students to be involved in and values parent support and involvement. This reading challenge encourages parents and students to share a number of stories and record these as you go. If the students reach their target (based on their age group), they will receive a certificate from the Queensland Premier. It is a fabulous opportunity for parents to show their children how much they too value reading. Towards the end of this term more information will be given out regarding the requirements for your child’s age group.

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