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Building Each Other Up in Love and Learning

WORLD BOOK DAY

We had fun at the 25th annual World Book Day this week. The theme for the week was 'You are a Reader,' and we crammed in lots of wonderful activities to celebrate the joy of reading. As well as the usual dressing up as a favourite book club character, poetry also took centre Stage.

Each class plumped for a classic poem to recite. Memorising the written ditties and incorporating singing, acting and actions into the act all enhanced the showcase. It was a triumph and lots of old favourites were to be heard on the day, including 'On the Ning Nang Nong,' from Spike Milligan, 'Mary had a little Lamb' by Sarah Josepha Hale, 'The Owl and the Pussycat' Edward Lear, Allan Ahlberg's 'Please Mrs Butler,' the memorable 'Tyger, Tyger' by William Blake and Christina Rossetti's classic 'Remember,' to name but some.

We also took part in lots of wonderful online, literary events, as well as making our own bookmarks. Staff read their favourite books, there were book scavenger hunts and so much more. Mrs Blomley, aka The Mad Hatter, kicked off the day with a special World Book Day assembly. So, enough of the write up, have a look at some of the splendid costume tributes from our children and staff. Psst - check out the toys in the book corner in Reception - Mrs Maddison says they all have the christian names of famous authors!