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World Book Day – March 2015
On Thursday 5th March, to celebrate World Book day children (& adults) dressed as book characters. After registration and Celebration Assembly pupils divided into twelve groups, each lead by a class teacher. The groups were made up of 3 to 4 children from each class across the school so that within each book group there were children from years 3, 4, 5 and 6. Each group took part in a variety of activities relating to the book they had selected. Below are some extracts from children in each group.
The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe.
We went to the classroom for The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe. First we read some of the book and watched part of the video and then we drew what we would find behind the wardrobe. We created all sorts of different worlds. We then read more of the book and finished the video, whilst eating Turkish Delight.
The Rascally Cake.
Tanya and Gabby really enjoyed the morning of World Book Day; their book was The Rascally Cake. They divided into groups and did various activities, such as writing poems about disgusting cakes. Then they made rice-crispy cakes with delicious sweets on the top. Finally they created props about the poem and make a disgusting mouldy sandwich. They had great fun.
George’s Marvellous Medicine.
We read a few extracts from the book and also watched two short clips. Then we made press print medicine jars and posters advertising our medicine as well as rhymes about what it would do and then acted some scenes from the book. Then we went outside and put Mentos into a bottle of coke and watched it explode! All in all we had a great time.
The Man Who Wore All His Clothes
We did lots of activities such as reading, drawing a ‘wanted’ poster, freeze frame and an interview about the book. It was also fun when we won the prize for the best table! The book was really good.
We read a few chapters and watched part of the film and then acted a scene, it was really good fun.
The Day the Crayons Quit
First we read the book, there were lots of different letters from the crayons complaining about what Dylan was doing with them. Then Dylan drew a big picture using all of the colours in the wrong places. Then we painted a picture of a crayon and named it, we also wrote a poem including similes, metaphors and personification or an acrostic poem. We enjoyed painting the crayons. Then we did a big picture, just like Dylan did in the book jumbling all the colours up. Overall we really enjoyed it.
Giraffes Can’t Dance
We read Giraffes Can’t Dance, then got into pairs or groups of three and read a few pages before acting them out. After that we played a board/memory/bingo game; it was really good fun. At the end we had seven activities, they were all really exciting! We had a great time.
We read the story and then designed our own ‘nothing toy’ and made our ‘nothing toy’ with a ‘before’ and ‘after’ version. Then we made front covers for another book by the same author. It was fun and we enjoyed it.
We looked at the Mr Men and Little Miss series; we listened to some of the stories and listened to some of the Mr Men songs and then created our own Mr Man or Little Miss and made a book. Later we read our stories to some of the children in reception from the infant school.
We read the first chapter of You Are a Bad Man Mr Gum. Then we got into groups and were told to make characters from the book to make a stop-motion animation. Also we had to make the backdrop for it. Once we had finished, we uploaded then onto the computer and watched them.
Firstly we read some of the story, then we went outside to chant how bad chocolate was! We made up our own chant to say how good chocolate was. Then we read some more of the story and made a really nice chocolate drink with lots of ice-cream and chocolate milk. We acted out parts of the book. We really enjoyed it.
The Little Princess
We read the book and acted out some scenes, as well as making our very own current buns. We really enjoyed it.