World Book Day - 4th March 2021

On Thursday 4th March, we will be celebrating World Book day, a fun day bringing books and characters to life. It will be very different this year with some of us being at home and some being in school, however we will continue to plan and provide many activities for the children to keep the magic of this day alive. We would like the children to dress up as their favourite book character and to have with them their favourite book in preparation to share with their friends during the day.

As part of World Book Day, we will also be launching a new area in our school library, with a large selection of new books funded by the PTA. This will be a Celebration of Culture Corner, where the books will be celebrating book characters and authors of colour. We hope that these books will help children recognise, promote and celebrate role models in the characters and the authors themselves from black and ethnic minority backgrounds.

This year’s theme is ‘Sharing a Story’ and so there will be many opportunities throughout the day to listen to stories being read either as a pre-recorded video or within a live session.

The teachers are busy planning a fun filled day for all. The children will be spending an exciting day becoming authors and illustrators, bringing stories to life creatively. I am sure there will be many live sessions to join in with too so please look out for the links that will be posted on teams.

I am sure many of you are aware of the Saturday night TV show ‘The Masked Singer’ and so we have decided to create a game similar to this called ‘The Masked Reader’. There will be a video posted with different adults reading parts of a

story behind a mask. Will you be able to identify who is behind the mask?

To end this magical day, we will be holding live bedtime stories at 6pm. The children will have the opportunity to join a live session in their pyjamas and maybe even with a hot chocolate, ready to listen to a teacher read and share with them a story. Live session links will be posted on teams.

A whole school assembly will take place at 2.30pm on World Book Day too. The teachers will be posting the link for you on Teams and if you are in school you will be joining in there.

If you are in school on that day, we will be celebrating World Book day together, but don’t forget you can also log in on Teams for the live bedtime stories at 6pm, so make sure you know how to log in in good time.

We look forward to a magical day full of stories and fun!

Kind regards,

Miss Ripalunga

Bedtime stories

EYFS Mr Woodward
Willow and Cherry Tree Miss Brearley
Juniper Mrs Litchfield
Redwood Miss Ripalunga
Chestnut Mrs Atherton
Maple Miss Hulatt



Thu, Mar. 4, 2021

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