Staff and children across the school celebrated World Book Day today by sharing stories across the school and celebrating reading, authors and illustrators. Throughout the afternoon laughter, giggles and applause could be heard as staff shared stories and books with children all over the school.
In Key Stage 1, staff used their skills of persuasion to 'sell' their chosen book with children voting for which one they wanted to go and listen to. Children had a wide range of books to choose from which included Novak's 'The Book with No Pictures' read by Mrs Turner; The Ahlberg's 'The Jolly Postman' read by Mrs Khanom; and Dr Seuss' 'The Cat in the Hat' read by Mrs Chard.
Meanwhile, staff in Years 3 and 4 completed a mini marathon round the school to read to each class in turn. Choosing to read their own favourite books to the children, staff treated Year 3 and 4 to: 'The Queen's Knickers' by Nicholas Allen (read by Mrs Dyerson); 'Giraffes can't dance' by Giles Andrea (read by Mr Seaman); a South African fable about 'How the Hippopotamus lost its hair' read by Mrs West and a range of other stories. Miss Spooner took the opportunity to remind children about their rights as a reader.
Our older children chose to spend the afternoon sharing longer stories with their teachers and reading their own books to each other.
Additionally children began to decorate bunting - celebrating their reading which will soon decorate the school - performed poems and stories in their classes and read lots. Assemblies were used to promote reading, with children playing 'Guess the character' and selecting books from the £1 World Book Day offer that matched different children.
Finally children have been sent home with the 'Reach for the Star' reading challenge - we look forward to giving many certificates out in the coming weeks as children tick off their challenges! Miss Spooner has also taken a challenge home to see if she can earn a certificate too!
After an exciting day full of stories, it was great to see children going home with their 'Share a Story' sticker, World Book Day voucher and challenge, and a smile on their face. A child in Year 3 wished Mrs Phillips a 'Happy World Book Day' as he left to go home!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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