March 2019

7th March 2019

World Book Day is all about celebrating stories and enjoying reading, and that's exactly what we did.
Children (and staff) arrived in school dressed as a favourite book character.  They looked incredible and some pupils immersed themselves in their role!  A huge thank you to parents and families who went to such lengths to support the day.  We started the day with a whole school assembly and were able to recognise and discuss so many different characters and authors: from Willy Wonka to Mr Twit, from Harry Potter to Horrid Henry, to The Hungry Caterpillar to The Cat in the Hat.  Although the judges had a VERY difficult decision, after a full procession from each class, prizes (books) were awarded to the costume that stood out the most.  
There were a whole range of book related activities that children completed back in their classrooms, from designing book covers, acting out scenes from books using drama and puppets, a Gruffalo and Where's Wally Hunt and of course lots of opportunities to read and share books.
Whenever the siren sounded children had to DROP EVERYTHING AND READ! 
(No matter where they were or what they were doing!)
Pupils from reception completed a sound story and used musical instruments to support the retelling of 'We're all going on a bear Hunt'.  Other pupils went around the school trying to find 'Where's Wally?'.  Each picture had the letter from a famous story title which children had to unscramble.

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