We are pleased to announce our annual upcoming Children’s Book Week celebrations in school from 29 April 2019 – 03 May 2019. Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. This year marks the 100th anniversary of this celebration. We hope you will join in the fun.
Every day next week we have something fun planned. Here are some examples:
We have invited the author, Paul Lyalls, into school to ‘kick-start’ the week. He will run a fun work-shop with each class throughout the day on Monday.
We are running two competitions: ‘Spelling Bee’ and ‘Create a Caption’. The former will involve children bringing home spellings to learn over the week and will culminate in a test in school on Thursday of Book Week. There will be a prize and certificate for the winner and runner-up from each class. These will be presented to the children during our Celebration Assembly. ‘Creating a Caption’ is a fun activity which will involve children finding a picture or photograph and adding a fun caption to a photograph with the aim of making us all laugh! The winner and runner-up from each class will receive a prize during Celebration Assembly.
Children will engage in a range of creative and fun activities, making use of our field and Forest School to inspire ideas for story-telling, shared reading and creative writing.
The week will finish with a dressing up day on Friday 3rd May when children are invited to come to school in costume as their favourite book character. We would also like to invite you into school at 9.05AM to spend some time in your child’s class where you can enjoy sharing a book and looking at some of the work that the children have engaged in during this special week.
As always, thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come into school and speak to me.
Children’s Book Week will be a very exciting week and a great way to celebrate why we love books.
Thank you for your continued support,
Mrs J Cox
Head of School