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 characters.

All in all, we had a great day sharing stories.