Thorney Close Primary School

"Where Learning Blossoms..."

World Book Day

This year, World Book Day is being celebrated on Friday, 3rd March, 2017. Reading is something that we really value at Thorney Close Primary School and we understand the importance of children getting enjoyment from their reading.

As part of our celebration, children will be taking part in fun, reading related activities throughout the day. We are also inviting children to come into school dressed as a character from a book. Please do not go to any expense to make or buy a costume. Use items and clothing that you already have at home. On this day, we would like to invite parents into school to watch a parade of children’s costumes. Classes will take it in turns to parade their costumes from 9:15am. It would be lovely to see you – feel free to dress up too!

We will be also holding an ‘Extreme Reading’ competition. We are encouraging all children, staff and parents to take a photograph of themselves reading in different ways – the more extreme the better! Please remember to stay safe! A winner from each Key Stage will be announced on Monday, 6th March and winners will receive a signed copy of Ian Bland’s poetry book. Photographs will be on display on the big screen during the costume parade. Please email your extreme reading photographs to by Tuesday, 28th February.

On Monday, 6th March, our World Book Day celebrations will continue as we have poet Ian Bland coming along to school to work with the children. Writing and performing high quality poetry is a real and valuable skill-well within reach of all children in primary schools. Inviting a professional children’s poet to work in school can be a fantastic opportunity for children and teachers alike and we are really excited by this.

Ian will be holding an assembly on Monday, 6th March at 9:00am. Parents are welcome to attend this. He will then end the day with a further assembly to showcase some of the children’s work from his workshops. This assembly will take place at 2:50pm, so please come along to support the children. At the end of the school day, Ian will be selling copies of his poetry books in the school library too!

Please do not hesitate to contact school if you have any queries about World Book Day events.

Thank you

Mrs A. Verity, English Lead