This year, we celebrated World Book Day by dedicating a whole week to the concept of ‘Sharing Stories’.
The week began with a house assembly, where children from Year 1 through to Year 6 worked together to create microstories, taking their favourite books and rewriting them in 50 words (or less!). This proved quite a challenge but many children worked together brilliantly, creating shorter, simpler versions of their favourite texts. Lucky pupils were then selected to read their microstories later on in the week to children in Foundation.
On World Book Day, both our children and staff dressed up as their favourite characters and authors, with proceeds going towards our Readathon – a sponsored reading challenge, which all children had the chance to take part in throughout the week, raising funds for books for children in hospitals. In the afternoon, children in Key Stage 2 had the opportunity to share their reading homework projects with new friends from different classes, and children in Key Stage 1 heard lots of different short stories, carefully selected by the staff team to thrill and excite!
A big thank you to all staff for their support throughout the week and to all of our children and parents for their enthusiasm and generosity (our Readathon total currently stands at just under £400).