Tuesday, 8 March 2016

World Book Day 2016!

World Book Day - Thursday 3rd March 2016
Downsview celebrated their love of books last week during World Book Day...and what a fantastic day it was!

Everyone (staff included) were invited to dress as their favourite book character; it was lovely to see a range of costumes and hear the children speak about their chosen characters with such enthusiasm. Thank you to everyone at home for supporting the event – the costumes were fabulous!

The day began with a ‘share-a-book’ activity giving the children a chance to read with a family member. Thank you to all parents and carers who were able to come along and join us.
Afterwards, the children attended a special assembly where they were set a writing competition. Each class was given a key text and a mystery envelope. Inside the envelope was either a picture of a character or setting which the children had to include in their own writing.

Throughout the day, children explored their key text; planned in detail their writing; role-played in small groups and then used all of the spoken language they collated to write up their terrific stories. Teachers were then given the very difficult task of choosing a winning entry from their class. Every child in the school created a super piece of writing and should be very proud of their entries.

The winners of the writing competition can be seen in the photo below. Congratulations to you all!
Congratulations to the winners of the World Book Day writing competition. Stefan is not photographed (but won the Year 5 entry - well done!)
The winner of the Year 5 writing competition was Stefan but sadly he is missing from the photo! Never mind…he still gets to take home a brand new copy of the book on which Year 5 based their writing! Well done! All winners received a brand new copy of the text from the day and their stories have  been collated to produce a World Book Day scrapbook along with photographs and quotes.

Mrs Selmi should be thanked for her efforts in organising such a great day! Reading is a key life skill used every-day and it is absolutely crucial that all of our children can read, comprehend and talk about the books they read in readiness for the future.