This year marked 25 years of World Book Day!
Mrs Hunt kick started the day with a whole school assembly to introduce the events of the day. It was another opportunity for the children to visit other teachers and work with other children from other classes.
Each class teacher, planned book and reading activities and challenges for the children to complete on the day. This year’s theme was “You are a Reader”.
The children looked amazing in their costumes. It was good to see so many home-made outfits. Well done to the children who received prizes for their efforts, the teachers found it so hard to judge. Prizes winners were;
Enchanted Forest: George W. (The Mad Scientist) and Milania (Little Red Riding Hood).
Neverland: Max (Robin Hood) and Matilda (Miss Trunchball).
Narnia: Troy (Captain Hook) and Denver (The Cheshire Cat).
Hogwarts: Barney (Mr Oaks, a badger from “The Midnight Garden) and Ayla (Mary Poppins).
In Neverland, the children were challenged by Miss Checkley to transform a wooden spoon into their favourite book character. This activity is a brilliant way of encouraging children and young people to celebrate their favourite stories and let their imaginations run wild!
In Narnia, Mr Knight (or was it Harry Potter?) challenged the children to locate the seven Horcrux. This enabled the children to use our outdoor space and follow clues to solve the challenge. Mr Knight was so impressed with how the children worked together and supported each other.
In Enchanted Forest, the children worked with Mrs Enstone on a story writing challenge. The children had to roll a dice to reveal words which they had to include in their stories. She was particularly pleased to see the older children supporting the younger children. We were so impressed with the effort and enthusiasm the children expressed throughout the day as they completed their tasks together.
It was wonderful to welcome the parents again to share our activities in the afternoon and for our prize giving assembly at the end of the day. Thank you so much for your continued support.