We had a fantastic celebration in school for World Book Day. The children all looked incredible in their outfits; it was great to see characters from books in all their different guises. We had a real selection, from The Gingerbread Man to Pippi Longstocking, from Where’s Wally to Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz.
We based our work for the day on books by the author and illustrator, Lauren Child. Kingfisher Class read her version of The Princess and the Pea and then created their own 2D cut-out versions of the characters they had dressed up as in the style of Lauren Child.
The Kestrels in Year 5 did some super writing all based on the twisted fairy tales in Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book?
In Robins, the children did some lovely writing based on Lauren Child’s Charlie and Lola books, and then drew and wrote about the characters they had come dressed-up as.
And in Dove Class, the children created their very own Lauren Child-style books and put themselves in them!
Teachers read books to different year groups and our oldest and youngest children buddied-up when Owl Class went into Wren Class to read to them.
After all of the World Book Day excitement, we were treated to an illustrator visit the following week, when Martin Brown – illustrator of the Horrible History books among others – came to share his creative thoughts and ideas. It was a really inspirational visit, provided for us by the Library Service, and the children thoroughly enjoyed it; they even learned a bit about ‘Lesser Spotted Animals’.