Thursday 5th March 2020

Join us in celebrating World Book Day and dress as a character from a well-known book. Each year group has chosen a theme suited to their topics which you can find below:

Nursery – Bedtime stories 

Dress in your cosy pyjamas for the day. You’ll be snug as a bug in a rug ready to listen to a host of bedtime tales.


Reception – Animals

Come dressed as an animal from one of your favourite books.  Will you be a scary Gruffalo, a wise owl or a silly donkey? The choice is yours.



KS1 (Years 1 and 2) – Book characters from around the world

Read some stories from different places around the world. Choose a character to dress as and make sure you know which country or continent they are from.



LKS2 (Years 3 and 4) – Myths and Legends

Will you be an evil mythical creature like Medusa? Or a brave warrior like Hercules? Will you steal from the rich to give to the poor like the legendary Robin Hood? Don’t forget to read the myth or legend your character is from so you can retell it to your friends.




Year 5 – Explorers

In class, we will be reading The Explorer by Katherine Rundell but you can come dressed as any explorer you choose. Will it be a fictional explorer or will you choose a famous explorer from the past? Don’t forget to do your research about who they are and where they travelled to.



Year 6 – World War 11 

We have been reading Rose Blanche’s story. Come dressed as an evacuee from Britain in World War 11 – don’t forget your name labels. What other stories have you read that are set during WW11?




In addition to dressing as your chosen character, tell us a little about who you are and what story you are from. You will share what you  have produced with your class and some might even be displayed in the school hall! Get creative!

There are lots of ways you could do this:

  • produce a poster about your character and their story
  • bring the chosen book in to school to share with your friends
  • draw and label a picture of them
  • draw a story map retelling the story
  • write a short summary of your chosen story

We can’t wait to see who you come as.


Book hunt 

During World Book Day, there will be a book hunt where children can keep a book they find. If you have any books that you are willing to donate to school, please bring in your books before Thursday 27th February. (Good condition only please)

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