World Book Day

19th February 2018
We will again be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 1st March. Our aim is to not only promote Literacy, but to promote reading and generate a love of books. We also want to celebrate the fact that 2018 is the 60th anniversary of the first Paddington Bear book being published. So we have a number of things planned. The first is that we will be encouraging the children to come dressed in a fancy dress costume relating to a fictional character from a book (they do not have to have read the book but they should know a little bit about who the character is and from which book they come from). Please note THIS IS NOT A NON UNIFORM DAY. The children should also bring in a reading book that they enjoy (fiction or non-fiction) for during the day D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read) short sessions. We also plan to have a Book Swap. Children can bring in books they no longer read to swap. They will receive a Golden Ticket for every book they bring in which should be suitable for their key stage. They will then get the opportunity to choose a book (or more) by exchanging their ticket(s) with a book from the swap pile. This will be set up in our reception area with children scheduled to visit throughout the day. We have a Where’s Wally competition planned, with Wally hidden somewhere around school, with a prize for the winner. We will also celebrate the books of Paddington with a quiz in the afternoon and related activities throughout the day. The Library are also running a World Book Day quiz, with all children eligible to enter.