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Juniors mark World Book Day 2022

Infants with their World Book Day gifts

Junior School pupils looked amazing as they dressed up in book-themed outfits to celebrate World Book Day.

The theme for 2022 was ‘You are a reader’ and it encouraged everyone to see themselves as readers.

Different sections of the school looked at different books and these included ‘Frank and Bert’ by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros, Giles Andreae’s ‘Elephant Me’ and ‘The Lumberjack’s Beard’ by Duncan Beedie.

Pupils were encouraged to adapt their outfits and come as an adjective – with the chosen word and definition displayed on their outfit.

The boys and girls were also able to select a book from the new line-up of World Book Day titles.

Throughout the day they took part in a range of activities.

In Nursery, the boys and girls were inspired to think about what makes each of us ‘us’ following Num-Num’s statement ”there is only one me” in ‘Elephant Me’.

The children each painted a self-portrait, made an elephant ‘puppet’ and thought about their talents, interests and likes. They had great fun telling their friends all about the characters they had dressed up as.

After listening to the ‘Frank and Bert’ story, Year One children thought about kindness and friendship and enjoyed completing missing number problems as well as weaving a scarf for Bert.

In Year Two the pupils enjoyed writing their own ‘Frank and Bert’ stories from Bert’s perspective. They also continued their learning about what a good friend is and had a go at designing and writing a card to make a friend feel happy. The children also got to learn the skill of knitting – both characters in the book knitted items that came undone.

In other year groups, activities included devising dream worlds and scripting and recording a complaint to the lumberjack from ‘The Lumberjack’s Beard’.