World Book Day 7th March 2019
We had a
fantastic day on World Book Day! The main aim of the day was to
encourage our children to explore the pleasure of books and reading by
providing them with opportunities to share stories throughout the day.
We also gave each child a brand new World Book Day book to take home, as
well as their £1 token which they can take to any bookstore and swap for
another World Book Day book.
Our theme was Share a Story and over the last few weeks our children
have been taking part in a fun Reading Challenge with their parents and
carers to read in as many different ways and places as possible. Some
children have read in fancy dress clothes, some have read to their pets
and others have read in unusual places! Many children have also
decorated a star with a picture of themselves taking part in one of
their Reading challenges. Please pop in to school and have a look at our
Derwent Vale Reading Stars in our school library. We are really proud of
all the children who took part, thank you!
We started off World Book Day by sharing a story in class with our
parents, and our teachers modelled how they could use any story or
picture book to help the children understand and read for meaning.
Children then enjoyed sharing a book with their parent and parents got
to try out some of the strategies modelled by the teacher.
Throughout the day, the children took part in lots of book-related
activities such as designing bookmarks, making their own books, creating
a new book token, book quizzes and they also took part in the BBC Live
Lesson on Storytelling techniques inspired by famous books and
All in all, we had a great day sharing stories.