World Book Day 4th March 2021
4th February 2021
Dear Parents/Carers and families.
This year, World Book Day takes place on Thursday 4th March. In 2021 World Book Day, just like everything else, will be different. We’ve adapted to make sure that World Book Day sends a powerful and positive message about books and reading, even in lockdown. Whilst it will look very different this year we are really keen to celebrate it and continue to promote our love of books and reading!
To mark the day, your child will be engaging in activities in celebration of World Book Day to promote the value of reading as set by your child’s class teacher. We will be all focussing on this book by Marjorie Priceman which tells the story of a child making an apple pie and searching for ingredients around the world – I know that the teachers are planning some fun and engaging activities around this!
Activities we are requesting to be completed at home:
- Please join us in our ‘Red Kite Get Caught Reading’ photo challenge - children need to ‘Get Caught Reading’ in unusual locations - they will need to ask a family member or friend to take a photograph of them. We will create a display showing off the most unusual places our children have been reading and a prize will be given to the child who has been caught reading in the most unusual location. Photos need to be emailed to your child’s class teacher by Thursday 5th March 2021.
- Make an apple pie and send us your photos!
- https://www.worldbookday.com/2020/09/world-book-day-2021-announcements/ - for activities and links to stories/video clips/authors and book reviews.
You can join us in building your child’s enthusiasm for reading well beyond World Book Day. Children are never too young to start their journey with books, and the benefits of reading are enormous—so we hope, like us, you will use World Book Day to celebrate the gift of reading with your child.
Thank you again for your continued support.