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Good morning everyone and welcome to 


World Book Day! smileyheart


I hope that we will have an enjoyable day ahead with many interactive opportunities!

Have you got a costume or mask ready for our whole school Zoom meeting at 9.30am and your favourite book or one you would recommend to a friend? Bring them to our whole school Zoom and to our Zoom this afternoon! Thank you!



Dan and Emily Lenten reflections- where to find them...

Still image for this video

Zoom details for the day...


Please head over to my blog where you will find a link for 


1)Our whole school Zoom at 9.30am

2)Our class invitation to meet author Nathan Bryon and illustrator Dapo Adeola at 10.30am. 

3)Our World Book Day/ Back to school Zoom at 2.30pm


Could we fit many more Zooms in?laugh






We have lots of different books to choose from and to learn from;

  • Story (fiction books)
  • Information (non fiction books)
  • Funny books
  • Interactive books - like 'Where's Wally?'
  • Books to help us in our lives; to solve problems, to help us to be more resilient and to help us to be happy. 

Here is an example of a book that helps us to be calm and to be mindful. I think this short activity is probably a great way to start our day. smiley

This link will take you to this screen, just scroll down and you will find the arrow to play. 

Your final read of this week's book


While you wait for our school Zoom you may like to have your final read of our books from this week. Follow the link below to find them...

Hopefully you will be able to read it with a good level of fluency, then give yourself the quiz from the back of the book!yes

Do join us at 9.30 am for our whole school Zoom. Wear your costumes/ masks and bring along a favourite book. The link is on my blog. smiley
Books you can buy with your book vouchers (we will give these to you on Monday)
Writing a book review about our favourite book...heart

You will hopefully remember that we warmed our book review brains up last week and so today I am asking you all to complete this book review format. There’s a good balance of illustrating, reviewing and writing a short description of the story.

If you are drooping from writing exhaustion you may like to video yourself reviewing your favourite book instead. 
It would be great if you could show us the book and perhaps talk about some of the following...

  • What you like about it
  • Your favourite part
  • Your favourite character
  • Show us your favourite illustration 
  • Say who you think would enjoy it.
  • Is it funny, exciting or sad and why
  • How many stars or thumbs you would give it out of 5!
  • I will share both written and video reviews on our class page and written reviews will also go into our class library to help children to choose their next book. 🙌🌟🤗
  • *** You may need to pace yourself throughout the day to complete this because of our many Zooms! 

Book review sheet to complete ... or record a video!

10.30am - You are probably ready for our Puffin virtual visit from Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola. The link is on my blog page so I'll hopefully meet you there!


***This event is open to other schools and so although the meeting is via zoom,  you will not be seen on the screen with your camera. You will just be watching the lesson. You will need a pencil and paper for a live draw-along!

Can you remember our book song ready for our Zoom?

pick up a book

Fancy a story before lunchtime? heart


 Choose one of these I thought you might like...

World Book Day's 10 Minute Story Sharing: The Twits by Roald Dahl

Year 2 children, (and year 1's if you fancy a story where you use more of your imagination!) , here are a couple of chapters from Roald Dahl's 'The Twits!' What a cheeky pair Mr and Mrs Twit are!!!


Oliver Jeffers has written and illustrated many wonderful books. Here is 'Stuck'. Aoibheann brought this in to share a little while ago!

Our afternoon activity


Making a book mark to celebrate world book day...

If you make it at home bring it into school on Monday and we will laminate it for you...

#DrawWithRob 6 WBD Bookmarks

Here is Rob to get you started and I will add some more pictures of Rob's bookmarks to inspire you!

Rob Biddulph book mark ideas

Some close up designs if you would like to draw your own...

And some to print out if you would rather colour in and cut out...

Or... you may fancy printing out these super activity sheets based on the 'Clean Up' book we heard all about this morning! (Thank you to Mrs Dixon who found these for us.smileyheart)

Clean Up activity sheets

Join us for our World Book Day/ Back to school Beech class Zoom meeting at 2.30pmsmileyheart


 We hope to see there to round off what will have hopefully been an exciting and interesting day. laugh

Please wear your costume/ mask if you have one  and bring  your favourite book along to share.

We will sing the book song we learnt earlier in the week. (I include a print out of the words below), Mrs Rogers will be reading a story and we will hold our raffle, which will include everyone on the Zoom, to win a copy of the poetry book, 'Twinkle, Twinkle Chocolate Bar.' This will be a shorter Zoom and should be finished by 3.00pm. heart


This is something you might like to try at home. We may have a go at school in the near future making a story puppet theatre. smiley

World Book Day 2021: Author & Illustrator Academy: Lydia Monks

HOW TO CREATE A PICTURE BOOK THEATRE WITH LYDIA MONKSWorld Book Day is all about sharing stories - so why not share them in lots of ways?! Lydia Monks shows ...

I have included below some 'recommended reads' for Year 1 and 2 children. These are not 'official' booklists but a good mix I found. Some are picture books we have read or may read in the future and some are short chapter books which may be shared together depending on your child's reading level. You may like to look for some in the library! We will also be opening up our school library service on returning to school so you can start to bring a library book home too. laughheart

How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers I Read Aloud

A final recommendation you may like to listen to later on. I wonder which character strength you think the boy has shown?