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World Book Day - 04.03.21

World Book Day 2021


It's that time of year again where we get the chance to really appreciate and celebrate reading! We have lots of exciting ideas and activities that you can do on your own, or with your family to celebrate the day!


1. This year, our whole-school book is David Litchfield's 'The Bear and the Piano'. We'd love for you to have a look at the book (you can find it below) and then complete one or two of the activities at the end of the document that interest you. 

2. Recreate a front cover of your favourite book or a book you've read recently. See the document below for some ideas of how you could do this. Maybe you'd like to use this as your chance to dress up on World Book Day and be as creative as possible. Remember to take a picture and send it in to us- we can't wait to see all the great ideas you come up with! There will be a PRIZE for the best entries and we'd love for as many of you as possible to get involved - you've got to be in it to win it! 

3. Have a look on this website to find lots of videos with famous authors and poets talking about their books and sharing some activities that you can complete. New

videos will be uploaded on the website at 9am every day during World Book Day Week - March 1st-5th 2021.

They all have an interactive element to them and are all under 30 minutes long so will fit easily into the school timetable. You don't have to watch all of the videos- pick one or two that interest you the most. In school, we're going to look at the video that's being uploaded on Friday 5th March with Cressida Cowell (the author of How To Train your Dragon) as we looked at her book in our 'Vikings' topic!


4. Record a video of you reading (maybe on your own, or with your sibling or adult) to celebrate the day! We'd love to see the video to find out a bit about what you're reading at the moment, so send it in to us on Seesaw or using our [email protected] email address! 


5. Finally, in school we are going to be watching a live recording of Michael Rosen talking all about his life and the books he's written. Watch as (the incredibly expressive) Michael performs some of his fantastic work for World Book Day!


Happy World Book Day! laugh