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We Had A Wonderful World Book Day

05 Mar

World Book Day is much-loved here at Crackley Hall and we always have lots of fun, from dressing up as book characters to revisiting our favourite books and a whole host of story themed activities in between. 

It’s a day we focus on books and reading simply for pleasure, a skill that we know is proven to help children get ahead. And this year whether they were at home or in Key School our Crackley book worms have loved joining in the World Book day fun.

In Nursey staff enjoyed dressing up and sharing their favourite stories and many of the children dressed up too, there was a Highway Rat, a Viking, a fantastic Snail and the Whale costume and a number of Gruffalo and dinosaur themed little people.

Reception’s live lessons were full of super characters too including The Worst Witch, Lily Bobtail, Peter Rabbit, The Little Mermaid, the White Witch and many, many more! The children enjoyed sharing their favourite books and characters and even sang along to a special World Book Day rap!

Junior 1 all dressed up for World Book Day and excitedly showed off their costumes to the rest of their class on Teams. They then watched the story of The Huey’s In The New Jumper and had the chance to design Rupert a new jumper. There were so many lovely bright and colourful designs.

Junior 2 went on a book Scavenger Hunt – finding characters or events within stories they had at home. They then researched authors, Tom Fletcher and Jess French, before completing their own book review.

Junior 3 had great fun playing The Masked Reader and enjoyed watching an extract from David Walliams’ Fing. It linked in really nicely to their non-fiction writing on their own made-up creatures.

Across the Junior 4 classes pupils linked World Book Day to their Beowulf topic studying their favourite heroes and heroines. Endured Miss Trunchbull playing a book character guessing game and also enjoyed The Masked Reader. Some even studied one of our most famous modern poets, Michael Rosen, and watched a clip of two of his famous performance poems The Car Trip and Chocolate Cake.

Junior 5 studied a variety of books throughout the week, matching blurbs to book covers to inspire the children to read them. They focussed on authorial techniques such as ‘show rather then tell’ and had great fun in a challenge to read in the most unusual of places!

Finally, Junior 6 delved into all things Shakespearean continuing their focus on Romeo and Juliet. They chose from a range of activities including writing a comic strip, designing and making potions for the star-crossed lovers or even designing a symbol of peace. Tomorrow they have a very special extra treat, listening to the RSC and Michael Morpurgo introducing and discussing his new book ‘Tales from Shakespeare’.

We had such a busy World Book Day!