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World Book Day 2023

World Book Day has arrived! WOW! You all looked INCREDIBLE today, dressed as characters from a variety of books. Well done and thank you for all the effort you went to. World Book Day is a day to celebrate reading!


During our special World Book Day assembly this morning we all said "Good Morning to Mr Squires" BUT the man at the front replied "Who's Mr Squires?!"

Can you remember which book character Mr Squires was today?


The teaching staff stood at the front dressed as characters from some of their favourite books. They told us who they were and why their chosen book was one of their favourites. The teachers' reasons included

'I love reading the story out aloud'

'I love rhyming stories'

'This is a story I read when I was little and it's still one of my favourites'

'This story teaches you to share and be kind'

'My children enjoy this story so we read it lots'

'I love the exciting adventure in this story.'


Can you remember which teacher/s were:

Burglar Bill?

Miss Honey from Matilda?

The kind witch from The Witch on the Broom?

The Very Hungry Caterpillar?

The Cat in the Hat?

The Three Little Pigs?

The ladybird from What the Ladybird Heard?

The Rainbow Fish?

The Granny from Jack and the Flum Flum Tree?

Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz?


The reason for celebrating World Book Day is to remind ourselves of our love for books - comics, stories, non-fiction, poems etc. At Westfield we enjoy sharing books of all kinds.


In our classes today we have shared funny stories, traditional tales and chapter stories. We have had fun exploring activities related to the characters including role playing and illustrating. Some of us even tried to create a book title page for a snippet of a description our teacher gave us! It was a time to reflect on our favourite stories - the parts we liked and the parts we didn't like. It's true to say that EVERYONE has been fully engaged.


During the afternoon we had another special assembly - an opportunity to share what we have all been up to during the past three afternoons - immersing ourselves in stories! The wonderful art activities shared all link to these focus stories - 

Jack and the Flum Flum Tree

What the Ladybird Heard

Aliens Love Underpants

Owl Babies

Cave Baby

The Lion Inside

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Gruffalo

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Percy the Park Keeper.


Which classes did you visit this week?


A huge thank you to all the children for their enthusiasm for books and reading and to all the staff who each day prepared very exciting activities for the children to promote reading. What a super week Westfield has had!


Maybe you've listened to a new story this week that you'd like to borrow from our school library on your next class visit or even Hinckley library.


Remember, reading is the very best thing you can ever do!