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World Book Day

Posted on March 16 2018

World Book Day

What an incredible week we had during our World Book Day celebrations! Our School Council, made up of children in Years 1 to 6, opted for the theme ‘Magical Characters & Mythical Creatures’. This proved to be a fantastic choice.

The build-up to the big day began with a whole day of Quidditch tournaments for KS1 and KS2. Two coaches from Enrich Education came to guide us through the event, opening the day with a sorting ceremony in the hall. Levels of excitement were high as each class was introduced to the skills involved in the game, and then progressed on to mini-tournaments. Although there was sadly no flying involved, we found that it was an incredibly engaging combination of rugby and basketball. House points for the games and for good behaviour were collected during the day and the eventual winner was… Gryffindor!

Reception and Pre-Prep, meanwhile, were busy stomping through a book with Jo Jingles! They explored ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ together, through song and roleplay, picking up some exciting vocabulary along the way (Squelch! Swishy swashy!)

World Book Day itself opened with a very bookish House Quiz (well done to our winners, Moreton), followed by lots of exciting in-class activities designed to immerse the children in the worlds of Harry Potter, Winnie the Witch, The Worst Witch and more. We had potions class; a trip to Ollivander’s to make our own wands, Ministry of Magic paper aeroplanes delivering messages, origami spell books and more. To celebrate reading, we had several DEAR sessions (Drop Everything And Read), and Mr Tucker delighted in surprising us by ringing the bell at random times throughout the day so that the whole school stopped and read from a favourite book, whether it was outside at lunchtime, in class or during PE! We also enjoyed reading with a buddy from another year group, as part of the official #ShareAStory directive from the World Book Day charity.

There are strong links between reading for pleasure and academic success, but reading is equally important for children’s social and emotional development. At Forest Park, we are committed to helping our children discover a love of books!

Mrs Hewitt


Click here to see some more photographs from the Quidditch event, and here to see photographs from World Book Day.

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