Friday 5th March 2021

Thursday 4th March 2021

Happy World Book Day 2021!  We are hoping this day will give you chance to do something different. We have thought of a selection of activities that you can try throughout the day at your own pace – just choose whichever ones you think you will enjoy and feel able to do!  The learning today is the same for each class so if you have siblings in school you can do the activities together if you like.  The teachers will still be available on Class Dojo at the normal times and we’d love to hear and see what you have been up to so do send them photos and messages if you are able!  Your suggested activities for the day are below…

Don’t forget to take some time to just read, read, read, read and read throughout the day too!!

Book Cover Challenge!

Can you recreate a book cover or blend into a book?! Have a look at the photos below for some inspiration!  You can keep it simple or go really all out in fancy dress – it is up to you!  We would love to see your creations so please do send photos in on Class Dojo to the teachers when you are done.

Share a Story Live Event

We are delighted to celebrate this year with an extra special digital event!

You can watch the World Book Day special – Bringing Reading to Life LIVE on the World Book Day website at 10:30am. The event will last 30 minutes.
Starring: Joseph Coelho (the poet whom Maple class saw at Stroud Book Festival last year) & Fiona Lumbers, Tom Fletcher and Lydia Monks
Hosted by Nigel Clarke, TV presenter.   Just click on the link below to watch live at 10.30am.

The Masked Reader!

Watch the video clips below of our masked Whiteshill staff members reading a page from their favourite book. Can you guess who is behind each mask? I wonder if you can name any of the favourite books too?! You can send us your guesses over Class Dojo!




                                  How many did you guess?!

Share a story together…

Take ten minutes to share story with someone in your bubble. Look at the pictures together, guess what the characters are up to and predict what you think will happen next. Sharing stories boosts creativity and imaginationimproves wellbeing and is a positive experience for everyone!

Video books to enjoy together…

Visit the World Book Day website to watch the ‘Share a Story Corner videos’ where you will find familiar characters and easy to follow stories with tips for reading together.

You can also listen to a range of audiobooks here…

Create a bookmark

Cut out a rectangle shape from a piece of card. Add colour with pens, pencils, paint, glitter glue or sequins. Add a pompom, tassel or ribbon to the end.

Share the love – give a bookmark to your family and friends. Pass them out in the neighbourhood. They’re great to accompany any book gifts you’re giving. Or hide them in the pages of books in your local library next time you are able to visit!

Create a book nook

Of course you can read anywhere, but creating a special place to read shows just how wonderful books are.

It’s very simple to set up a book nook – all you really need is a place to sit and some books – but adding in some extra special touches can make a little reading den that you love to visit.  Perhaps you could decorate it with some posters of your favourite books?

Write a book of your own…

Click the links below for ideas…

Make a Zig Zag book.

Draw your own graphic novel.

Combine art and storytelling and make a miniature book or matchbox book.

Take the first line of your favourite tale and write your own ending.

Put yourself in a story with speech bubbles.

Guess who game…

This simple game is great for developing language, learning to take turns and following basic rules. You can play with just two players, or as many as you like. One person thinks of a character from a story book and the other players have to guess who they are by asking questions.  Try the game both ways: with you asking questions for them to answer (‘does this person fly on a broomstick?’) and also see if they can give clues. Giving clues is harder but great for considering how someone else might think.

Bring your favourite books to life with arts and crafts…

Make finger puppets or peg doll puppets of the characters from your favourite story. You may like to act out the story afterwards.

Make your own character masks and put on a show for your family.

Paint a character from one of your favourite stories.

Be creative…!

Clips, quizzes and activities…

Celebrate your favourite authors, stories and characters with the best clips, quizzes and activities from CBBC.

Ready, steady, cook….

Cook, bake or put together a dish inspired by a story!  You could make the ‘wormy spaghetti’ from The Twits, the porridge from Goldilocks and the Three Bears, a gingerbread man or a salad from Mr McGregor’s garden in Peter Rabbit!

Roald Dahl

The Roald Dahl website has lots of quizzes, videos, stories and activities for you to try!

You can also watch a theatrical reading of the Twits online here – performed at the Unicorn Theatre (probably more appropriate for the older children).

Draw like Tom Gates…

Learn to draw like Tom Gates and lots more…

Visit your favourite author’s website…

If you don’t like Roald Dahl or Tom Gates, why not look up the website of your favourite children’s author or book series – some of the websites have some fantastic facts, videos, games and activities on.  Older children could find out more about their favourite author…where do they come from?  How did they start writing?  What is their favourite book?!

We hope you have lots of fun today!!  We can’t wait to see what you get up to!

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