Children’s book brought to life for Colburn Primary School pupils

A children’s book was brought to life for reception children at Colburn Primary School with the visit of a double-decker bus.

Pupils have been reading Naughty Bus by Jan and Jerry Oke.

Their teacher, Sarah Hards, explained that the story and activities, including the bus visiting the classroom during the night and playing pranks, has brought the children’s learning to life.

Shellie Bell, teaching assistant, said: “The children have absolutely loved these activities and have been inquisitive and engaged.

As a surprise for the children, the school organised a visit from a London Routemaster bus.

The children were very excited to get their tickets from the conductor and then board the bus.

They enjoyed ringing the bell, beeping the horn and reading a story with their teachers on the upper deck.

Interim headteacher, Debbie Nicholas, said: “This is an excellent example of school staff making children’s learning exciting and building positive relationships between children and their teacher and teaching assistant.

“Research shows that early teacher-child relationships play an important role in helping children to grow and thrive.”