World Book Day
World Book Day is next week and we have some exciting activities planned for the children.
Thursday 4th March
Children will be sharing the story of Supertato by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet throughout the week as a starting point to discuss their favourite book hero. They will be designing their own potato book hero and then making the accessories/ costumes to create their potato character. Teachers will be sharing ideas with the children prior to World Book Day and will be creating activities to inspire book talk and a love of reading. When making their book character children can use a potato or any vegetable as the base to their character. If you don’t have a vegetable to hand children could roll up a ball of socks or use a toilet tube as the base and then accessorise with features of their character. Faces, hats, clothes can all be made from paper and sellotaped on to the potato. Felt pens could be used directly on to the potato. Anything goes! Once the characters are complete, please take a photo for your child to bring into school so that they can be displayed in classroom reading corners when they return on March 8th.
Children who are in school do not need to bring anything with them on World Book Day or the Friday. Just their imaginations!
The Junior School Staff have put together a ‘Masked Reader’ video for the children to enjoy! Children will be asked to guess who is reading each book, and for bonus points, what the book is! On Thursday morning on the Teams chat, Mrs Offler will upload the Masked Reader video and a sheet where you can record your guesses. There will be a small, book related prize for the person with the most correct guesses. Who will you find behind the masks?
Friday 5th March
Friday will be an exciting extension to our World Book Day celebration with children invited to get involved in a crafty day of activities with Sophie, Mrs Simmons and Mr Beament.
Children will receive two Team’s invites instead of their normal Friday schedule. A live launch of the activities on Friday morning (Infants at 9:15am and Juniors at 9:45am) and an extended ‘Hot Chocolate Friday’ where children will be able to share their learning and creations at the end of the day.
(Please note, that if your child(ren) have a targeted intervention or live session on Friday this will continue as planned. These will still appear in your Teams Calendar.)
This Friday will serve two purposes. We will be able to bring the children together as a large community, celebrating books and literature and have some fun. It will also allow teachers and staff teams to spend time preparing the school site and resources for the return of all children on Monday 8th March.
In order for your child(ren) to get prepared your children will need the following resources:
Infants – comics strip templates (optional- these will be available to print off from the home learning section of the website), paper, cardboard box, felt tip pens or crayons, your Thursday book hero and any other craft materials that you have available.
Juniors – cardboard boxes (cereal boxes and shoe box sized boxes are ideal), toilet roll tubes and basic craft supplies e.g. paper, felt pens, glue etc. These will be used to make up to 3 different book related craft projects. If you would prefer to complete your own activity (e.g. book review, making a costume/dressing up as your favourite character or something else) this is absolutely fine – use the day as an opportunity to be creative.)