World Book Day 2021

World Book Day 2021
The aim of World Book Day is to encourage children to explore the pleasure of reading. Your child will be given a book token which can be exchanged for one of ten specially published World Book Day books. The theme this year is story-sharing. You can also use them in book shops to reduce the cost by £1.
Research has proven that keen readers:
Read, write and concentrate better.
Process new information more easily.
Have many interests and do well in a wide variety of subjects.
Are more flexible thinkers and are more open to new ideas.
Deal with personal problems better without their schoolwork being affected.
They are also well equipped to deal with the explosion of constantly changing information available through the internet and social media.
TV and computer games take up so much of our children's leisure time that the simple pleasure of reading can be overlooked. Yet reading is the only entertainment medium which is also a life skill and it's one of the best gifts you can give to your child.
So let's all support World Book Day and celebrate the power of a story.

Despite not having all of our children in school we all had a wonderful World Book Day 2021.


Nursery learnt about the book 'We're going on a bear hunt’ by Michael Rosen. Children counted, coloured and painted bears and we all enjoyed acting out the story in the playground.  When we found the bear we ran away as fast as we could.


Reception enjoyed sharing stories with each other, drawing pictures and characters from their favourite book and making a stunning Hungry Caterpillar display.

In other year groups, we took part in a book quiz, with questions from classes across the school.  We decorated our doors as our favourite books, decorated toilet rolls as our favourite characters and designed our own book covers.

Year 5 and 6 had the wonderful opportunity to join Catherine Johnson, author and novelist,  in conversation online, asking questions and finding out many things about her, like what made her get into writing and how she comes up with ideas for her books! It was great to find out how much she loves history!

All in all, a wonderful celebration of reading and all the magic that comes with it!