Herne Bay Junior School
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World Book Day at HBJS


World Book Day HBJS



Yesterday we celebrated World Book Day across the school. For one day only the school was filled with a wide range of book characters and the costumes were incredibly creative and resourceful. Throughout the day the children also took part in a range of book related activities. 


Why do we celebrate World Book Day? 

World Book Day provides us with an opportunity to promote reading for pleasure and to widen children’s knowledge of the range of choices available to them. I think we were all introduced to a new character or author over the course of the day! 


Here is a little taster of what each year group did during the day. 

 Year 3 stepped into the wonderful wizarding world on World Book Day by learning how to draw Hogwarts, participating in quizzes and virtual lessons and designing their own magical sweets! The Year 3 staff enjoyed seeing all the children’s outfits in the costume parade and the children had a great time making their own dragon's eye out of clay with Year 5. 


Year 4 pupils and staff enjoyed a parade to start World Book Day and the range of costumes was impressive. They took part in a live ‘Footy and Booky’ Quiz. They also became authors and illustrators, creating their own books titled ‘The Day the PE Equipment Quit’ based on Oliver Jeffers book ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’. 


 Year 5 children and staff enjoyed showing off their costumes as they walked the catwalk in their own year group parade. During a scavenger hunt, the children worked in teams to find the answers to clues given using their inference skills. They also enjoyed some paired reading and playing games linked to famous book characters. 


Year 6 also had an enjoyable day.  The costumes Year 6 displayed during the parade were amazing. During the day, they participated in a range of activities, such as sharing books with Year 4 children, entering the book token competition and making their own bookmarks.  


 The children all went home with a £1 book token. This can be exchanged for one of a selection of free World Book Day books. Don’t forget to use them!