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World Book Day 2021

posted 26 Feb 2021, 07:11 by Richard Hanks   [ updated 26 Feb 2021, 07:22 ]

Thursday 4th March 2021 is World Book Day. We hope you and your child are excited! Because it will be a little different this year, we have organised activities all through the week to share and enjoy books and reading as much as possible.

Extreme Reading Photo

What is the most interesting place your child can find to read? Check out this video of all the teachers in some extreme (and some not so extreme) locations. Please take a photo of your child in an unlikely reading position and send it into us to share!

Ready Steady Read

Hopefully you have already begun collecting sponsorship for Ready, Steady, Read or Ready, Steady, Listen (it is not too late, if you haven’t!). This is organised in conjunction with our local Usborne Organiser, Nicola Walters, to really enhance the books and resources in school. Attached is a Reading Log and some Reading Challenges to keep track of all the reading your child is doing. After the sponsored read, sponsorship money can be donated to school via Squid.


If your child (and anyone else at home!) would like to dress up as their favourite book character, that would be super. It will make the morning meeting really fun. But please do not feel under any pressure to source new costumes for this. Many great characters dress like normal children, for example: Horrid Henry, Matilda, Billionaire Boy, Tracey Beaker, Harry and his Bucketful of dinosaurs or Lola at the Library.

Performance Poetry Video

You may already have noticed an Assignment on your child’s Google Learning Classroom asking for some performance poetry. We’d love as many as possible to share as part of our World Book Day Assembly!

Assignments, Activities and Assemblies

Through the week of World Book Day there will be lots of special reading activity assignments including the assembly (hopefully including your extreme reading photos and performance poetry), live sessions with authors and poets and plenty more.

Thank you for supporting you child to get the most out of World Book Day and build a passion for books and reading. Remember, any reading is good reading: books, comics, magazines, newspapers, menus, websites, recipes whilst baking, poems, leaflets, instructions – anything with words!

We are all look forward to having a fantastic World Book Day we hope your family is too. If you have any questions please get in contact via your year group email address.

Thank you and happy reading,

Richard Hanks,
26 Feb 2021, 07:11
Richard Hanks,
26 Feb 2021, 07:11
Richard Hanks,
26 Feb 2021, 07:11