World Book Day 2019

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Thursday 7th March

School was full of many unusual characters last Thursday as children, and staff, dressed up for World Book Day! Everyone made a superb effort to dress as their favourite book character… We had Paddington Bears, Hungry Caterpillars, Worst Witches, Peter Rabbits, Crayons, Billionaire Boys, Matildas and many other book characters… including a huge variety of Harry Potter characters!

Have a look at our ‘Shelfies’ photos – how many famous story characters can you spot? You’ll find even more photos of each year group in the Class Blogs.

The children had a wonderful day exploring favourite books and authors in class with their teachers. We hope it will inspire them to read something new. Also, it is a great reminder of the importance of sharing stories together.

Reading for 10 minutes a day with an adult has a significant impact on a child’s confidence and enjoyment. All primary aged children, even Year 5 and 6, need the chance to read aloud with an adult as well as hearing adults read aloud. As such, sharing stories together is hugely valuable and often a time to treasure. Children love hearing adults read aloud as it helps them to understand how the words should flow as you model reading with expression and intonation. It also allows children to access more challenging texts than when reading alone.

The children should have received their £1 World Book Day token last week. They can use this to buy a special edition World Book Day book, or get £1 off any book or audiobook worth £2.99 or more of their choice. The vouchers are valid until the 31st March 2019.

We hope the children keep discovering a love of reading.

Best wishes,

Helen Mee

Deputy Head

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