World Book Day March 2021

We had a great World Book Day with the activities carried out with all children. It was great seeing the costumes children had chosen for their favourite characters. Here is some feedback from around the school:

Reception:

The children enjoyed sharing their costumes with their friends in school and at home through a teams call. They also enjoyed the yoga throughout the week which was linked to our book ‘kids’ yoga’. The staff enjoyed recording stories to share with the children both in class and at home. The children were able to guess the story from the picture clue.

Key Stage 1:

Year 1 and 2 had a parade at school to show off our costumes and favourite characters. We had a live session on Teams and everyone had the opportunity to show off their costume and favourite stories. We had an absolute ball and the children loved seeing one another’s costumes, especially when they were characters from the same book!

Lower Key Stage 2:

For World Book Day 2021 Year 3 and 4 had a special online Q&A with local author Shaun McMahon. Shaun McMahon was blown away by the thought provoking questions and excitement shown towards his first book, Fowl. The children at home and the children in school were delighted to have this opportunity to interact with a published author. Shaun remarked that the children were ‘very polite and a joy to talk to’.

Thank you for participating in World Book Day, it was fantastic to see so many children dressing up as their favourite book characters.

Upper Key Stage 2:

Upper Key Stage 2 have celebrated World Book Day again this year with a number of activities centered around the fantasy adventure, Legend of the Lost by Ian Buckingham.

Our oldest pupils learnt about a creative writing technique used by Ian, known as the ‘story relay’. This collaborative writing exercise involves contributors taking it in turns to tell the next part of the story, while trying to shape their ideas to fit the plot.

The highlight of the day was an online Q&A meeting with Ian who read an extract from his book and answered many thought-provoking questions from the children.

“I particularly liked asking the author questions, doing the book quiz, writing the story and dressing up!” smiled Ellie in Year 5.

It was wonderful to see the written work and illustrated story-boards which were inspired by Ian’s virtual visit.