World Book Day
Each year the school celebrates World Book Day with a day devoted to book related activities, often raising money for charity; either Book Aid, which provides books for children in the Third World, or the cancer charities supported by the Readathon book challenge.
In 2018 we celebrated World Book Day on a very snowy Thursday 1st March. The theme for the day was "share a story" and every class did just that, learning a story to perform to their peers. The children looked amazing in their costumes, as ever, and this year we also introduced a competition to turn a potato into a book character, with some very imaginative results. Below are photographs of the winning entries.
In 2017 we celebrated World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March. The classes spent the day working on a picture book with a Global Learning focus. In Class Three they used "Something Else" and explored the theme of how we need to celebrate our differences. In Class Four they looked at "The Colour of Home" and discussed the theme of belonging and in Class Two they used "Amazing Grace" where they discussed their ambitions for the future.
In previous years we have done all sorts of different activities, for example in 2016 we spent the day learning about the work of Shakespeare, as part of our celebration of the 400th anniversary of his death, and in 2015 we invited the author Billy Bob Buttons to visit the day before World Book Day and he led an exciting workshop on plot development and characterisation with Classes 3 and 4, which inspired them to have a go at some story writing of their own.