What an absolutely AMAZING day it has been through school today to celebrate World Book Day. The school has had such a buzz of excitment all day as we have engaged in lots of exciting tasks to mark the special occasion!
It all began at the beginning of the week with books being hidden around school for children to find and keep. The children have loved hunting for books and this has created a real aura of excitement. The children were then invited to mark the day by dressing as their favourite book characters. It was lovely to see so many fantastic outfits; from Alice in Wonderland, to Romans and even Willy Wonka! In the morning we spent time discussing what World Book Day is and why we celebrate it. As classes, we then reflected on books that meant the world to us. We created our own "Writes of Passages" which explained why our books were so important. These were lovely to read and will make a beautiful display in our library area in the coming weeks.
Children from Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 were given the task of creating their own Supervillain this year. Each class had to create and describe their own villain and ensure he committed a terrible crime against books. The outcomes of these were fabulous, for example, Sammy Slick the International Word Scrambler was a villain I certainly didn't want to come into contact with!
Children also linked their Maths and SPAG knowledge to World Book Day to escape the Library. Using their Maths and SPAG skills, children had to solve clues to reveal the combination code to escape the library. I certainly heard Team JD screaming at the fact they were locked in! Luckily, they all escaped by the end of the day!
In addition to this, all class teachers were asked to fetch in an object from home. Then, starting in Year 1, Mr Holmes and his class had to use their object to write the beginning of a story. This was emailed to the next class who used their object to add on additional sections of the story and so on. The outcome of the whole school story was simply hilarious. The title could not sum up the outcome any better - The most random, unpredictable story of the year!
It has been a truly fantastic day and the children have loved marking the occasion! We are already busy planning for next year's fun!
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