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World Book Day - Thursday 3rd March
The annual World Book Day event is being held this year on Thursday 3rd March and is a brilliant opportunity for everyone in the school community to celebrate the benefits and joy of reading.
We would like your child to bring their favourite reading material into school (this may be a fiction book, a non-fiction book, a poem, a picture book, a graphic novel, or a magazine – but please make sure it is named!) to share with the rest of the class. If they would like to, they could dress up as a character from a book, but this is entirely optional as we are aware of the cost and environmental implications of this. There are some ideas for home made costumes on the World book Day website. Children who choose not to dress up can wear mufti (non-uniform) clothes.
Throughout the day, we will be sharing and discussing our favourite books with our friends, writing book reviews, designing book covers, playing book quizzes, and listening to stories!
We would also like to invite parents or grandparents to be a ‘mystery reader’ for their child’s class. Adults are invited to sign up (in secret) with their child’s class teacher (or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your child's name and class) to come into school before the end of the school day to surprise their class and share their favourite book (this could be a picture book, extract from a book, short story or poem) with the children. We are certain the children will be incredibly excited to welcome parents back into their classes and we hope to see many of you on World Book Day.
This year’s £1 Book Token was distributed to the children prior to half term and books are widely available in a number of retailers. For further information about the £1 books available please visit www.worldbookday.com.
We look forward to celebrating World Book Day with you this year!