World Book Day Celebrations
We celebrate World Book Day every year. We love to read and the day gives us chance to celebrate in different ways each year. Look at what we have been up to over the past three years...
2018 - This year's theme for our World Book Day was 'Book at Bedtime'. Children dressed in their pyjamas and read bedtime stories with parents in the hall throughout the day. We also shared tips on improving reading skills at home with parents. It was a wonderfully attended event and we had whole school 100% attendance as children excitedly shared books with their adults, peer readers and staff. We love reading!
On World Book Day, Amethyst Class looked at the story of Pandora’s Box linked to Greek Mythology.
They read the story and discussed whether Pandora was right to open the box that allowed evil to enter into the world. Would you open the box?
They then made their own boxes and created evil words and released them. After that, they refilled the box with kind, caring words.
World Book Day 2019
Onyx class and Opals class were inspired to create their own class books, whilst KS1 hid their new reading spine books behind brown paper and had to vote on which one to read using just the clues on the covers. We remembered that the cover of a book does not tell the whole story and as Mary Poppins says "the cover is not the book, so open it up and take a look!":
World Book Day 2020
World Book Day 2020 started with a parents' workshop in every class where parents came and designed and made a potato book character with their children. We had a brilliant turn-out and there were some brilliant characters made.
As usual, children and parents made a super effort with costumes. Some children making the extra effort to make a costume linked to their class reading book.
Across school, the children read extracts from 'George's Marvellous Medicine' and wrote their own poems. Some children performed these in assembly at the end of the day. In pre-school, the children held a book at bedtime event and came to school in their pyjamas and enjoyed bedtime stories with hot chocolate and sleeping bags and pillows! A wonderful end to the week.