We will endeavour to make this a magical day for the children and to further encourage and strengthen a love of reading.
Our chosen book for World Book Day is What We’ll Build, by Oliver Jeffers – a beautifully illustrated text centred around the themes of love and togetherness. Every pupil will have the opportunity to read this book, whether at home or at school: every year group will post a video on Tapestry or Seesaw of one of their year group teachers reading this text. The day will then be followed by chances for the children to explore the book and their own feelings towards it: What would they build if anything were possible? Who would they want to build it with?
As usual, on this day you are welcome to come to school dressed as your favourite book character! Even though you’re learning from home, you may still like to dress as your favourite character – please do send in your pictures if so. We would love to see them!
We also have… THE MASKED READER! We will be sending out video clips of staff at Jennett’s Park reading a few lines from their favourite children’s book. Sounds easy, right? Except the staff’s voice and face have been disguised! You will have to listen very carefully to the clues given on each video, to piece together who is behind the image on each clip! Don’t forget to send in your answers!
From 9-12 March, to celebrate World Book Day, Jennett’s Park is holding another virtual book fair with Elise from Usborne Books. As before, this will run through Elise’s Facebook business page. To place your order, contact Elise directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or through her Facebook page. You can view the full catalogue online but please do not order online via the website as these will not count towards our free books, and we have the potential to receive up to 60% of the value of all the books sold at the book fair in free books for our school!
To strengthen the link between reading and the theatre, we have arranged for pre-recorded theatre shows for KS1 and KS2, based on two well-known stories, which will be watched during the week of the 8 March.
Celebrations like this are vital in creating a positive relationship with books. A lifelong love of reading empowers children: it provides experiences for pupils to draw upon, allows children to develop their understanding of emotions and sympathy through characters, whilst also enhancing their vocabulary. Only positive things can be gained by reading, and the more one reads, the more they flourish!