We will be celebrating World Book day at home and in school on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th March. We will have live, virtual assemblies on both these days and World Book Day activities will replace all or most of your classwork for these two days. Assembly links will be sent out via email later this week.
We will not be dressing up this year, but will ask all children to produce a 'book nook' (more details below) to show in assembly on Friday and bring into school with them on Monday 8th March.
We have a new display board in the main reception area and I'd like to fill this board with photos, drawing, book nooks and other creations from World Book Day. Please email me your pictures (email@example.com) and bring anything else you make into school with you on 8th March.
The rest of this blog post contains many, many ideas of things to do and enjoy on Thursday and Friday. You can choose the activities that you'd like to do, except for my top three items which I'd like as may people as possible to have a go at.
1. Book Nooks
There are lots of guides to how to make a book nook on the internet and lots of different materials you could use. You will need a box roughly the size of a cereal box and an idea for how to decorate the inside of the box to show a scene or theme from one of your favourite books. You may use cardboard cut-outs to create characters and 3D textures; you may prefer to use small items such a Lego or Playmobil characters. The aim is for your finished book nook to look like an open doorway right into your favourite book. Good luck!
2. Extreme Reading Photos
Where's the most extreme place you can read a book? There's no better day to do some reading than World Book Day, so please send me photos of yourself reading in usual locations or positions. Keep it safe and check with an adult first, please. We don't want any accidents!
Do you have a pet or toy who likes to be read to? I'd love to see your photos of them reading or you reading to them. Please email them to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and look forward to seeing them feature on next week's newsletter.
Lots more ideas...
In the rest of the blog, you'll find lots more ideas of things to do on World Book Day. There are videos to watch, stories to listen to, things to make, books to read. Have a look through the blog and choose your activities. Later in the week, I'll produce another blog with even more ideas of things to do.
Have a wonderful two days getting really involved in books and reading. Your £1 vouchers will be with you soon.
The first place you should look is the World Book Day website which has many, many lovely ideas.
Ideas from the School Library Service
Lots of Resources from the Hay Festival including favourite authors reading aloud.
Events for World Book Day, 4 March 2021
Here is a selection of uplifting Hay Festival events for pupils in KS 2, 3 and 4 chosen for you by Julia Eccleshare, the festival’s Director of Children’s Programming. Why not watch as part of your World Book Day celebrations to inspire reading for pleasure.
Julian Clary & David Roberts
Onjali Q Rauf
A competition from Coram Life (SCARF PSHE)
World Book Day Competition - Coram Beanstalk & Very.co.uk
Enter our World Book Day competition for a chance to win over £300 worth of Crayola arts and crafts goodies!
With restricted opening for schools, World Book Day on Thursday 4th March 2021 is going to be a little different this year. Coram Life Education’s sister charity, Coram Beanstalk, is working in partnership with Very.co.uk to launch a new activity to engage and bring together children across the country on World Book Day.
Rather than dressing up as their favourite book character we’re encouraging children to draw or make (using arts and crafts) their favourite book character.
Parents, carers or schools can enter their children’s pictures into the competition via social media. There are some wonderful prizes for children up for grabs, thanks to support from Crayola.
To enter the Coram Beanstalk and Very ‘World Book Day’ competition, just:
Harold the giraffe will be joining in with his school friends too – he just needs to decide which character to do! Remember to follow Harold's daily diary for updates.
Links from the World Book Day website
Books That Make You LOL Wednesday 3rd March at 10:30am
Words & Pictures: Bring Reading to Life Thursday 4th March at 10.30am
Books and the Real World Friday 5th March at 10.30am