World Book Day Celebrations

1st March 2018
This morning, we opened our doors to over one hundred wonderful characters!  The snow didn't stop our celebrations of reading.  We are most definitely a Reading School!
Our day began with an exciting whole-school assembly in the hall.  We found out about the importance of World Book Day and we were surprised to learn that it is celebrated in over one hundred countries around the world!  We talked about why books are so special to us and we discussed our favourite authors and texts.  Staff were delighted that the children were able to talk about a whole host of authors as each month, we find out about the life and work of a different author.  Throughout March, we will be finding out all about Michael Rosen, the author of the fabulous, 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'.
Then we all listened to one of Julia Donaldson's stories, called 'The Scarecrows' Wedding' and we talked about some of her other stories. 
Each class then paraded through the hall so that we could all admire the huge array of costumes.  It was great fun spotting different characters!
When we returned to our classrooms, we shared stories and had chance to enjoy one of our favourite pastimes - independent reading for pleasure!  We also got involved in the World Book Day competition to design a national book token and we can't wait to hear whether any of our entries are successful.  Around the school, children made creative 'corner bookmarks' - which proved to be both an exciting feat of origami and a super keepsake of the day.  Children in Willow Class also enjoyed a fantastic World Book Day quiz that had been created by two pupils in the class.  What incredible engagement!
We loved our special morning but we were very excited about going home to play in the snow!  Thank you to all of our families for your brilliant support with encouraging the children's involvement.  Their costumes and outfits were a real joy to see!