Wizards, Witches, Pirates, Explorers, Mr Men, Cat in a Hat – it’s World Book Day!

Written by Sue Round on .

Preshute Primary Year 1 with teacher Miss Irvine on World Book DayPreshute Primary Year 1 with teacher Miss Irvine on World Book DayWorld Book Day, March 2, has been celebrated in style in the area’s primary schools.  At Preshute Primary a whole week of literacy activities started with the staff performing Little Red Riding Hood to the pupils.  Headteacher, Claire Graham, played the role of the big bad wolf!

Baydon St. Nicholas Primary organised their World Book Day around the theme of exploration.

In both schools, staff and pupils donned exotic costumes.

Literacy activities at Preshute included storytime in pyjamas and slippers with hot milk and cookies, and a book exchange where both pupils and parents were asked to bring in a book to swap.  Throughout the week, visiting parents and governors read their favourite stories to pupils.  The week ended with a celebration assembly sharing the highlights of the week’s work with the whole school.

Baydon Space explorers with Nasa teachers Emma Gilbert and Helen ChambersBaydon Space explorers with Nasa teachers Emma Gilbert and Helen ChambersClaire Graham who was one of the Cats in the Hats on World Book Day, said,  “Year 6 had a bit of a shock this morning when their register was taken by Mrs Twit!  However, Mary Poppins was on hand to help.”

At Baydon St.Nicholas staff and students dressed as fictional and factual explorers.  There were several space explorers, Viking explorers, Victorian explorers and even a unicorn!  The day revolved around four different exploration activities, involving space, sea, sky and land exploration.

Pupils were involved in a science experiment involving parachutes, a junk modelling activity exploring deep sea creatures, a space art activity and orienteering around the school grounds.  Pupils also followed a recipe to make flat breads and then cooked them on a camp fire.

“The day really helped to develop team work and leadership skills as pupils worked in mixed age groups,”  headteacher, Caroline Knighton, told Marlborough.news.  Pupils were also issued with £1 book tokens which can be used either to buy one of the ten World Book Day books or to get £1 off any full price book at participating bookshops.

The whole of Preshute Primary dressed up for World Book DayThe whole of Preshute Primary dressed up for World Book DayStaff at Preshute Primary on World Book Day - Little Red Riding Hood, Little Bear, Princess Leila, Cat in the Hat, Mary Poppins, Mrs TwitStaff at Preshute Primary on World Book Day - Little Red Riding Hood, Little Bear, Princess Leila, Cat in the Hat, Mary Poppins, Mrs TwitPreshute Primary - Where’s Wally joins Cat in the Hat - Claire Graham, Headteacher, is top catPreshute Primary - Where’s Wally joins Cat in the Hat - Claire Graham, Headteacher, is top catHarry Potter Wizardry at Preshute PrimaryHarry Potter Wizardry at Preshute PrimaryViking and Space Explorers make flatbread at Baydon Primary for World BookViking and Space Explorers make flatbread at Baydon Primary for World BookLand explorers practise orienteering at Baydon PrimaryLand explorers practise orienteering at Baydon PrimaryBaydon Air Explorers construct parachutes, helped by teacher Miss HayhoeBaydon Air Explorers construct parachutes, helped by teacher Miss HayhoeA Baydon Viking Explorer cooks flatbread watched by parent helper  - Mr McCrackenA Baydon Viking Explorer cooks flatbread watched by parent helper - Mr McCracken

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