We have had the best Book Week!
To start the week we came to school dressed as our favourite characters from story books; we got to meet the Gruffalo, Cinderella, Sophie from the Tiger Who Came To Tea, and Rapunzel, to name but a few.
The children engaged in lots of literary activities, including designing and making our own book marks, creating our own costumes for characters, making our own books and sharing our favourite stories. We even had a special World Book Day lunch, served up by the Very Hungry Caterpillar – otherwise known as – our wonderful Cucina catering team.
We really enjoyed participating in the Puffin organised draw-a-long with the illustrator Nick Sharratt, on World Book Day itself, as the children learned how to draw the character Daisy, from the fantastic children’s book Eat your Peas! Nick even commented on our tweet – to enquire about the ages of our “young artists” – Do you think he might have been impressed?
We have spent a morning working with the author Andy Seed, and are very grateful to the team at Hampton College Primary for asking us to join them for this special workshop. The children got the opportunity to join in with some really funny poems, which had some great accompanying actions! This is an amazing experience for the children and something I am sure they will remember for a very long time.
The highlight of the week came in the guise of Bedtime stories. The children loved coming back to school in the evening, dressed in their comfy pyjamas, fluffy slippers and snuggling up with their favourite cuddly toys. Curled up with their milk and biscuits they enjoyed sharing books with their friends, and listening to stories read by their teachers. The event was made all the more special as the children were accompanied by their parents and siblings; children really do love it when we are able to work together, and we thank all the parents who came to share the fun. A perfect end to a great World Book Day.