World Book Day 2021

What an unusual World Book Week 2021 has been with children learning remotely and only some children in school. Nonetheless, the children both at home and school enjoyed a wide range of activities such as taking part in the sponsored read, watching author masterclasses, illustrator draw-alongs and listening to school staff read their favourite books online. Some children choose to dress up whilst others opted for the comfort of pyjamas or own clothes. We have also been impressed at the range of reading going on and the video book reviews children have made. Being at home has meant more time for reading books for pleasure and giving children the chance to choose their own titles so I think it has been a successful one. Well done for another wonderful world book day Bidborough. It is your enthusiasm and love of books and reading that always makes this my favourite week of the year. Here is a few highlights of happenings around the school this week.

Year R have enjoyed dressing up as book characters, making books, writing reviews of Zog and making peppermint creams.

Year 1 have enjoyed listening to books on the virtual library, making books and reading the Wonky Donkey.

Year 2 have enjoyed listening to the World Book Day song, making books and reading the Day the Crayons Quit.

Year 3 have enjoyed not having to dress up, watching the author masterclasses and drawing Dobby with Jonny Duddle.

Year 4 have enjoyed listening to their classmates read over Zoom, having time to read their own book choices and drawing along with Nick Sharatt.

Year 5 have enjoyed drawing Doris with illustrator Steven Lenton, and watching the author masterclass with Katherine Rundell talking about easting a tarantula!

Year 6 are loving reading their new class novel Nevermoor and taking part in the illustrator masterclass with Jonny Duddle.