World Book Day 2016

We were very pleased celebrate World Book Day this year by having a very special guest! The book illustrator, Jess Mikhail, w joined us for the day.

Jess has illustrated many children’s books including Batter Splatter and the Florentine and Pig series. She explained to the children what a book illustrator does and how she works.

In the morning assembly Jess read ‘Florentine and Pig’ and the lost pirate treasure’ to KS1 and Year 3 and set the scene of coming back in the afternoon to have a picnic and read ‘Florentine and Pig have a very lovely picnic.’

Miss Meehan and Miss Cridland were very busy producing lots of lovely activities for KS1 and Year 3 including making a Swashbuckling Pirate’s Hat, decorating ‘X’ marks the spot sparkle cookies and illustrating invites to the picnic!

Years 4 to 6 met Jess and she talked to them about how she came to be an illustrator and how she goes about illustrating her books. Each class had been looking at favourite book illustrators and thinking of questions to ask Jess.

Some year groups had a particular book theme. For example Year 4 based their activities around ‘Harry Potter.’

There are many inter-active resources and activities on the World Book day website http://www.worldbookday.com/ . Each child was sent home with a book token which can be swapped for one of the books listed on the Wold Book day website.

Children, and staff, were encouraged to wear a costume of one their characters from a favourite book. We had everyone from Ironman to Where’s Wally to Elsa to The Cat in the Hat.

A big thank you to everyone involved in organising it. We had a fun packed day of learning and enjoying reading!

Pictures to follow...