This year, World Book Day will take place on Thursday 5th March. Children should come to school dressed as their favourite story book character. You can get ideas for exciting homemade costumes by visiting – http://www.worldbookday.com/dressing-up/. The day will be filled with lots of fun activities: all focusing on reading, writing and developing our use of vocabulary.
As part of the celebration, we will be holding a Book Swap Shop, in which all children will have the opportunity to visit over the course of the day. This will be an opportunity for children to experience new
books for free. If children would like to participate in the Book Swap, we are asking that they bring up to 3 books into school that they have already read and would like to swap for something new. The books must be appropriate for their current age group. Children will then be given tokens to exchange at the Swap Shop for new books to take home and discover.
On World Book Day we will spend the afternoon creating our masterpieces for a ‘Book on Fabric’ competition, where children are invited to think about and create a favourite book represented on a fabric bag or pencil case (we will provide each child with an item). Children will be given a sheet so that they can design their item and think of resources they might need over the half term. School will provide basic art supplies but any special resources needed must be brought in on World Book Day.
The competition will be judged by our governor’s and winners will be announced on Friday 6th March.
The main focus of World Book Day is to promote reading, the Travelling Book Fair will be in school w/c 9th March and children will be provided with a £1 book token to use towards books at this fair. If children have any other unwanted books at home, they can also bring these to donate to our reading scheme – Accelerated Reader.
Thank you for your continued support