As you may be aware, it is World Book Day on Thursday 4th March. Due to the current circumstances, World Book Day will look a little different for us this year. We have made the decision to postpone our celebrations for the first week when children return to school and we can take part in lots of fun and exciting book themed activities together as classes. Unfortunately, we will be unable to dress up as our favourite book characters but we are hoping that we have the opportunity to do this later in the year instead.
In the meantime, pupils can continue to join in with some World Book Day activities from home. Key Stage 2 teachers will be sharing a link via your Google Classroom pages to a live David Walliams assembly which is being held virtually at 10.30am on Tuesday 2nd March. There are also many author and illustrator masterclasses available on the World Book Day website which teachers will share too.
We would like to encourage pupils to share photos of themselves reading in their favourite places with us. This could be a photo of your child reading in a cosy spot on your sofa, in a quiet reading den that they have made or even in a peaceful place outside. Please send any photos to firstname.lastname@example.org so that they can be used as part of a school display to celebrate reading.
Finally, over the weekend and the next few days, we would also like pupils to draw a picture, make a poster or even take a photo of their favourite book and display this in your window for others to see. On World Book Day, as part of your daily exercise, we would like to encourage families to go on a Book Hunt. Take a walk around your local area and see how many books you can spot.
We are really looking forward to all of the interesting book themed activities we have planned and cannot wait to welcome pupils back to school to celebrate our love for reading and books.