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World Book Day is on Thursday 4th March this year and your teachers have exciting activities planned for the day.
As always you will receive a £1 book token and this will be sent home once the children are back in school. Thanks to National Book Tokens and lots of lovely book publishers and booksellers, World Book Day, in partnership with schools all over the country, distribute over 15 million £1 World Book Day book tokens to children and young people (that’s almost one for every child/young person under 18 in the UK and Ireland) every year on World Book Day.
The £1 book tokens can then be swapped for one of an exclusive, new and completely FREE World Book Day books available from participating booksellers or used to get £1 off any full price book or audiobook instead (as long as the book or audiobook costs at least £2. The World Book Day £1 books are a gift from booksellers, who fully fund the cost of the £1 book token redemptions.
This year we have some whole family activities planned too, to involve everyone in the reading adventures.
Whole family challenges
1. Book in a Box
Decide on a favourite book that you want to showcase, then find a box and start drawing, cutting and sticking to make a scene of your book inside it. Once it’s finished, put the book title on the box, and take a photograph of your creation. Then send in your photographs, on your class online platform.
2. Family Reading Challenge
How many of the reading experiences can you complete this week?
3.Throughout the day your class teachers will be setting book themed activities for you to complete as part of your regular home learning. Then at 2 o’clock we would like everyone to take part in the ‘Stop, drop and read’. This is where everyone (whole family if possible) stops what they are doing and reads for pleasure for twenty minutes.
World Book Day official website https://www.worldbookday.com/
The website has a huge variety of resources. Here are a few links to the pages you may find most useful. The resources are available to use at any time from now onwards–not just on WBD.
Class activities will include – EYFS - The Very Hungry Caterpillar activities.
Year 1 – Choosing a favourite story and drawing characters.
Year 2 – Looking at an interesting book called Previously.
Year 3 – Exploring the exciting world of Roald Dahl.
Year 4 – Authors who have inspired class reading
Year 5 – ‘A Story in Six Words’ illustrated with emojis.
Year 6 – Choosing from a range of activities as part of World Book Day bingo.