We are having two school events:
1. Dress-up day on Thursday 3rd March for World Book Day: Come to school dressed as your favourite book character! If you have the book, bring that too! (Remember to put your name on it before you bring it to school.)
2. Mother Language Stories:Parents and grandparents, you are invited to come to the school, bringing a children’s book in your home language and to read it to the children in the school.
We would love to see lots of parents and grandparents and to have lots of languages represented! English, Irish and Sign Language stories are just as welcome as stories in languages from other countries! Please complete the attached form and return to the school by Tuesday 23rd February at the latest. We will then contact you with a suitable day and time to visit and read to some of the children.
On the other side of this page, please find information about how important it is for your child to have one “mother language”. Please continue to speak with your child in your own language. He/she will find it very difficult to become fluent in English if he/she is not fluent in the first language of your home.
Your child will also receive a book token on World Book Day, which can be used to get a book for free or to get another book at a reduced price at bookshops supporting this promotion.
We hope that this week, a focus on reading and on mother language will help to remind everyone of how valuable both of these activities are for our children and urge us all to do lots of both throughout the year!