World Book Day
Thursday 5th March 2020
Thursday 5th March 2020
World Book Day is fast approaching and here at SPS we have costumes at the ready! We appreciate however that dressing up is not everyone’s idea of fun. Please do reassure your child that it is fine to come with a simple prop or badge representing a favourite book or character if they would prefer.
Throughout the day we will be taking part in a range of book related activities in class. Every pupil will also be given the chance to decorate a story stone, with a simple picture representing a book that they enjoy on the front and the title on the back. Our School Council will then be deployed to hide the stones around the school grounds to be found, enjoyed and re-hidden by the children at lunch and break times. We hope that this will generate lots of opportunity for children to celebrate the books that they love and share recommendations with their peers.
The World Book Day mission for 2020 is to invite everyone nationwide to Share A Million Stories and spread the love of books and reading for pleasure, both in school and at home.
It’s a campaign to help change children’s lives and make story sharing a habit of a lifetime. World Book Day organisers are encouraging the nation to share and record over a million stories throughout World Book Day month. At Sevenoaks Primary we have recently made the commitment to timetable daily story time in for every class as a demonstration of our passion for developing reading for pleasure, so are very proud to say that we will be able to record many shared stories across the school each week!
Sharing a story is being read to or reading with an adult, sibling, friend – or pet, for a minimum of 10 minutes. Ideally, this takes place at any time throughout the day, from breakfast until bedtime – at the breakfast table, on the bus, in the bath, or in bed. We know from the wonderful response to our Share a Story photo campaign this time last year that there are huge numbers of you out there already doing this! There are LOTS of brilliant booky prizes up for grabs every week, from £1,000 of books for schools, to National Book Tokens or an exclusive print by World Book Day illustrator, Rob Biddulph. To register or find out more visit www.worldbookday.com.
Your child will also be issued with their World Book Day token, which can be redeemed for any of the exciting titles below or used as £1 for another book of their choice (see tokens for full terms and conditions).
Looking forward to an exciting day full of a shared love of books!