This week, Pearl class have been celebrating World Book Day.
We have been doing lots of great book activities across school to help us to celebrate it.
We have a brand new library and it had its grand opening today. Everyone in the whole school went to visit the library to choose a book that they wanted to take home and share with a grown up at home.
‘I like the picture books the best!’ – Ebony
‘It was so comfy to read a book with my friend, sitting on the cushions.’ – Fatima
‘We can use the library to help us find books to help us with our topic work.’ Moustafa
‘It is ace that we get to take books home from school now’ – Lily May
Pearl class have a favourite book. It is called Sir Scallywag and the Battle of Stinky Bottom by Giles Andreae and illustrated by Korky Paul. We were lucky enough to go and watch a performance of Sir Scallywag in the Autumn term at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield from a company called Music in the Round and Ensemble 360.
‘Sir Scallywag is mighty, Sir Scallywag is bold. It doesn’t seem to matter, he is only 6 years old!’ This is our favourite song and we can still remember it after all this time.
We loved listening to the music and singing along with the songs.
We decided that because Sir Scallywag was our favourite book, that we were going to decorate our classroom door. We all helped to make the door – do you think it looks like the real thing? Someone in our class even came dressed as Sir Scallywag with his Golden Underpants!
The best bit of World Book Day was that we came to school in our favourite book character costumes. Everyone had lots of brilliant ideas and lots of effort when into making our costumes – there was a prize for the best costume at the end of the day – which one was your favourite?
As an extra special treat, we had a story teller called Andy Messer come into school and spend some time with us, telling us stories. He was amazing at telling us stories and we loved listening to how he told them.
‘The Monster story was really nice and we really enjoyed it!’ – Harrison
‘We told a story using picture cards and these helped us to know which characters we were’ – Faith G
We think World Book Day is fab! We can’t wait for next year!
What you could do to continue the learning at home:
- Share books with your child at home.
- Look at a particular author to see what other books that they write. E.g. Julia Donaldson, Giles Andreae, Roald Dahl.
- Talk to your child about why they like or dislike a story. Can they give specific reasons for their likes and dislikes?
- Take a well-known story and try and change different parts of it to make it different. Can they change the ending of the story? Can they change the characters in the story?