8th March 2018
World Book Day took place slightly later than planned on Thursday 8th March 2018 for children in Reception up to Year 6. The theme of the day was ‘Sharing a story from breakfast to bedtime.’ The message we were trying to spread to all the children was that spending ten minutes a day sharing a story will help create readers for life and can help make a big difference to your child.
During the day we were sharing a variety of books and reading activities with the children. The children and staff were all dress up as their favourite book character. We had a vast range of costumes from Harry Potter to Mary Poppins to The Jolly Postman.
During the day the children who brought a book to school that they no longer read at home had an opportunity to swap it for another book they were interested in reading. Any books that were left at the end of the day will be added to our school library.
We are constantly looking for ways to refresh our library and reading streets therefore please think of us first if you have any children’s books you no longer want. Donations are always gratefully received. We are in the process of renovating our school library so please keep checking at home for any school library books that may be lost under beds or in cupboards and bring them back to school.
As World Book Day celebrates the joy and value of books and reading, especially for children. To help them get started on their reading journey, every child received a £1 World Book Day Book Token that can either be exchanged for one of TEN special £1 World Book Day books or used to get £1 off another book. The token can be redeemed at most UK bookshops. Please help your child to use it by visiting your local bookshop (if you need help finding one visit booksellers.org.uk/bookshopsearch)
Children are never too young to start their journey with books, and the benefits of reading are enormous!