Book Week 2016

28th February 2016


BOOK WEEK: 29th February – 4th March



As you may be aware, World Book Day is on Thursday 3rd March; to celebrate this event, we are going to hold a Book Week in the week commencing 29th February. Throughout the week, the children will participate in a range of exciting book-related activities.


Monday 29th February


We are going to build a book mountain in the school hall. We would like everyone to bring in a book from home to donate to our mountain. The book needs to be in good condition without any torn pages or scribbling inside. Your child will place their book on the mountain and then have the opportunity later in the day to choose a different book to take home, read and enjoy.


Wednesday 2nd March at 4:40pm–6:00pm


We are inviting all of the children to return to school dressed in their pyjamas and to bring a teddy and their favourite story with them for a bedtime reading session. We will set the hall up with cushions and mats to sit down and enjoy our favourite books. We will all enjoy a glass of milk/hot chocolate and a biscuit. This session will be run by Laureate staff and we are kindly asking you to drop off your child at the front entrance at 4:40pm and to collect from there at 6pm. Please note that, if your child is in a club on this day and they wish to stay for the bedtime reading session, a member of staff will bring them to the hall.


Thursday 3rd March


We are asking your child to come to school dressed up as their favourite book character. We are very much looking forward to guessing all of the characters that the children choose. We will be having a parade of the children’s costumes at 2:30pm on this day, and you are all warmly welcome to join us. Please note that this is not a non-uniform day: there is no charge for dressing up, but pupils should come in school uniform if they do not wish to come in costume.


Friday 4th March


We are inviting parents and carers in to a Book café in your child’s classroom. Adults are invited into the hall from 9:10am through the front entrance to have a drink before going to the classrooms to listen to a story, hear the kinds of questions that adults ask children around the understanding of the books they read and then take part in a range of activities around the book.