World Book Day 2018

Brilliant Books!

The Lower School has been awash with books, traditional fable telling, quizzes and stunning writing as our younger children embraced a week-long celebration of the power of reading. Assemblies were devoted to exploring the craft of a writer, the fruits of a joint fable writing project between Year 1 and 2 and a fun quiz in which the children used clues to guess their teachers’ favourite childhood books.

While a magical show and storytelling sessions had to be postponed on Thursday as the visiting theatre company were unable to make it through heavy snow, Lower School pupils were unperturbed. The school brimmed with book characters ranging from Harry Potter to Wild Wooders in The Wind in the Willows, while classroom activities included book scavenger hunts, word quizzes, craft and creative writing. The younger children also created stunning book covers and blurbs describing their favourite books.  Meanwhile, an Inter-house writing competition, designed to inspire the children to write either a short story or poem, ran throughout the week in the Lower School. Children have until Friday 9 March to submit their writing to earn ten house points for their House and the top two entries in each House will also win book vouchers. Let your creative juices flow Lower School and keep reading and writing!

Quotes about Book Week from children:

 “Assembly was really fun yesterday because the Year 2 children got to read their fables out loud to the rest of the school.” (Rahan, 2YdV)
“My brother came to read with us in our class. That was brilliant!” (Minke, 2YdV)
“I liked telling my class about my favourite book and then making my book cover.” (Alice, 2LB)
“It was really cool going to the Book Fair to get new books.” (Alex, 2LB)
“I loved dressing up as the BFG and seeing all my friends dressed up as different book characters too.” (Krishan, 5JA)
“I enjoyed writing our class fable because I like stories with animals in.” (Elliot, 2LB)

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