World Book Day

Dear Parents/Carers,

World Book Day takes place on Thursday 5th March 2015, and as a school we have planned lots of activities to help the child make the most of this special occasion. World Book Day celebrates the joy and value of books and reading, especially for children. To help get them started on their reading journey, every child receives a £1 World Book Day Book Token that can either be exchanged for one of TEN special £1 World Book Day books or used to get £1 off any book costing £2.99 or more. Visit www.worldbookday.com/books to find out more about the books. Your child’s token will be sent out tomorrow (Friday) and can be redeemed at most UK bookshops. Please help your child to use it on or around World Book Day by visiting your local bookshop (visit www.booksellers.org.uk/bookshopsearch if you need help finding one).

Nurseries, schools and libraries across the UK celebrate World Book Day with a huge range of events and activities. Here’s what we will be doing on Thursday 3rd March:

  • Buddy Reading – The older children within school will be sharing a story with the younger children.
  • Guess my favourite book – Children from Year 2 to 6 will be taking part in a competition to guess each member of staff’s favourite children’s book.
  • Design a National Book Token – the children will be designing their own book token and we will send all entries off to the national competition. The children will complete their entries within the school day.
  • World Book Day Assembly – we will hold a special assembly at the end of the day where each class will share a story or poem they have learnt with other classes.
  • Reading in Unusual Places – we will be holding a competition to find the most unusual places (under the bed, in the jungle, under the sea, North Pole….) children have read a book or where they would like to go to read. We are asking the children to bring a photo of them reading in an unusual place (home-created if necessary!) with their name, age and location on the back. Please make sure all entries are in school by next Tuesday (1st March); there will be a prize for the most unusual entry.

Children are never too young to start their journey with books, and the benefits of reading are enormous, so we hope, like us, you will use World Book Day to celebrate it with your child.

Yours Sincerely

Mrs Watson

Literacy Co-ordinator