World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
This is the 19th year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 3rd March 2016 children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.
To celebrate World Book Day at Eldon we are holding our very own 'Book Week'.
See what we've been doing in the pictures below.
Our children and staff made a fantastic effort with their costumes for World Book Day, we really enjoyed getting dressed up! An enormous thank you to all parents/carers for all the hard work, creativity and enthusiastic support.
There were lots of amazing costumes. Can you guess who we are?
Our book fair took place between the 9th and 14th of March and raised £1442! Thank you to everyone that visited the fair, we hope you are enjoying the books you bought.
On Wednesday 2nd March, Year 4 and 5 had a reading morning. We invited the parents in to attend a short workshop on our expectations of the reading records and to give some tips on how to support our children at home. After, they were able to spend time with their children reading their favourite books and have a go at filling in their reading records. Year 4 and 5 children also buddied up and helped each other with their reading while enjoying some milk and cookies. It was a positive and enjoyable morning. Both the Year 4 and 5 teams would like to thank all those parents which attended - your comments were very useful and we have definitely taken them all on board.
Comments from parents:
The sheet really helped me a lot, it's exactly what I wanted
It was good to see my child and their teacher reading.
I've got some good ideas on reading with my child.
I liked reading with my daughter.
It was very useful, now I know what to ask my child.
It was good to see the children enjoying reading.
I've learnt how to make useful comments.
It was nice and very enjoyable.
It was really useful, next time we would like to have this in September
Comments from children:
Reading with other year groups was fun.
Year 4 understood their reading books and answered questions beautifully.
It was a great opportunity to read with Year 4 and 5 to know how much they read at home.
Reading with other children was a great experience.
It was great to read with someone I don't know.
When we were reading with the children and they struggled, we could help them by discussing what the book was about.
As a stimulus for book week this week a theatre production company were invited to Eldon to perform one of their shows, 'The Greatest Fairy Tale Ever Told'.
It was a gripping performance from start to finish and the 3 extremely talented actors and actresses took on the roles of our fairy tale favourites. From the Three Little Pigs to Sleeping Beauty, the performers showed us each different part of the story through the eyes of each character. The Evil Queen had set out to ruin fairy tale land and a group of Three Little Pigs decided that they wanted to fairy tale land to return to it's normal happy self.
Jack climbed the beanstalk, Cinderella found her prince and Goldilocks found things 'just right'. It was a fantastic performance that provided us with inspiration for book week and also many costume ideas for this Friday's character dress up day.
A big thank you to Hobgoblin theatre company!