World Book Day 2012
Programme of Activities
This year Kirsten Pearson in the Nursery has organised a series of events to celebrate world book day and promote literacy.
Parents are encouraged to come to the school on Thursday 1st March to participate in a series of events to celebrate on the day.
Monday 27th February
Children are requested to bring into school a copy of their favourite
book. Find 30 minutes or so to discuss with the children the reasons for their choice.
Children to write a couple of sentences/short paragraph explaining why this is their favourite book. Take photographs of the children holding their book and create a display at the front door/in class (with photographs and the children’s explanations).
Tuesday 28th February
We will come together as a whole school directly after lunch. Teachers will introduce and discuss World Book Day and why we celebrate this. We will then have a 10 minute small group discussion when children share their vfavourite books (and why) with children from the other classes. A couple of children from each class will present to the whole school.
Wednesday 29th February
Children are asked to bring books into school for Africa. These should be second hand books that the children have grown out of. A suggested donation of 50 p – £1 is asked for as well. The books should be in good condition. A display of the books will be made in the hall. Some books will be read in class for the last time in Scotland before starting their journey through the Dunbar Rotary to Africa.
Thursday 1st March – World Book Day (whole morning)
Parent will be invited into the school at 8:50 am for family reading. Parents can congregate in the hall and then make their way to their children’s classrooms around 9:00 am. This could also be done in the hall like last year Parents are asked to bring with them a copy of their favourite children’s book. This can be from their childhood or a current book.
They can then spend some time in school reading to their children and some of their friends (15 – 20 minutes).
9:30 am – Parents are invited to have coffee/tea in the nursery and all
children will meet in the hall to be split into four groups (based on their
PARENTS CAN JOIN ANY ACTIVITY GROUP
Children will participate in four* different activities (x 30 minutes)throughout the morning. Two sessions will take place before break and two sessions after. All children (school and nursery) will rotate round the different sessions. A later break time will be arranged (10:45 – 11:00 am).
Design a Book Mark – children will design a book mark – winning entries will be entered into the national competition. Template will be provided.
The Giant Jam Sandwich (by John Vernon and Janet
Burroway) – children will listen to the story and then make jam sandwiches.
Oliver’s Milkshake (by Vivian French and Alison
Bartlett) – children will listen to the story and then make different flavours of
The Perfect Hamburger (by Alexander McCall Smith) – children will
listen to a small extract from the story and then create 3D hamburgers using a
variety of art materials.
Timings: Session 1 – 9:45 – 10:15 am; Session 2 – 10:15 – 10:45 am;
Break; Session 3 – 11:10 – 11:40 am; Session 4 – 11:40 – 12:10 pm.
A variety of extension activities should be made available including
watching video clips and playing games/activities from the World Book day
*Nursery children will only participate in three sessions and then will
head back to the nursery to be ready to go home at 11:50 am.
Friday 2nd March 2012
Children and teachers can dress up as their favourite book character.
This is Dr Seuss’s birthday so it is an opportunity to read some of his
books and explore the www.seussville.com.
Hand out the World Book Day book tokens (nursery to get these on