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KS1 World Book Day

Broadclyst Primary School- Reception 

Reception have loved writing stories and sharing new ones for World Book Day. They tried incredibly hard and used their fantastic imaginations to write some really wonderful stories for the whole school competition. Throughout the week we have been learning about different Traditional Tales and the children have learnt actions to the story ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’ ready to film it in the TV Studio.

On World Book Day Imogen said “I loved the assembly it was really fun!” The children were inspired by the stories they heard in assembly by the older children and were excited be able to write their own storybooks when they returned to class, they also made story finger puppets and bookmarks.
When asked what the best bit about World Book Day was they said:
“ Being able to dress up, it was really nice and we didn’t have to wear our school uniform!” Rose
“We went outside and saw the bigger children in their costumes too!” Albie and Lara
“It’s nice to share stories with other people” Scarlett
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Westclyst Primary School- Reception 

Westclyst Reception have always loved books! It’s our favourite part of our day to share a story together. So, we have thoroughly enjoyed sharing stories and talking about each other’s favourite books as part of show and tell for World Book Day week. Each day we have listened to lots of different stories which have really captured our interest and excitement for books.

On Tuesday, Victoria Byron a local author and illustrator came to visit. She read her story ‘Alfie’s Night Out’ which we loved listening too. In the story the main character is a bird, so Victoria stayed and gave us a drawing lesson, she showed us some techniques on how to draw different types of birds and we all discovered that we were quite good at drawing. 

On World Book Day we all loved dressing up! For many of us it was the first time we have taken part in such a fun, silly day dressed in so many different costumes. Maths and phonics lessons are much more fun when you are dressed as a Gruffalo, Goldilocks or Postman Pat. 

In the World Book Day assembly we found out that Lola-Rose won the Reception 200 word story competition. We were so proud that her story won the competition!

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Broadclyst Primary School- Year 1

We all had a brilliant day on Thursday, the children looked fantastic in their costumes and had lots of fun. The teachers dressed up as characters from Sleeping Beauty and acted out the story. We then imagined we were fairy’s and created our own wishes and curses to put on Sleeping Beauty. We composed our own evil/cheerful music and retold the story using freeze frames. Not forgetting the highlight of the day, making fruit wands to help us with our spells and to get one of our 5 a day! Sam said it was “super exciting”, William said he “had loads of fun” and Emily said “I wish we could do it again tomorrow”.

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Westclyst Primary School- Year 1

Year 1 have had a very exciting week meeting lots of authors and storytellers as part of our WBD celebrations. On Monday we met Katy Cawkwell who told us some amazing stories from countries all around the world. We were so excited to join in with her stories and learn the names of all the characters. Also on Wednesday we met the lovely Claire Barker who came to talk to us all about her life as an author. She inspired us with her love of animals and how she uses inspiration from nature to write her books - most of all we loved her dog Luna. Finally on Thursday the big day arrived and we could all get dressed up as our famous characters. We waited with anticipation to find out the winners of the story writing competition and were pleased when we found out Ava had won. Also on World Book Day we shared our own 200 words stories with each other as well as writing character descriptions, drawing and doing some drama. We are excited for next year already.

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Broadclyst and Westclyst Primary School- Year 2

Year 2 BCPS and WCPS had a great World Book Day celebrating their love of reading. They enjoyed writing their own book reviews, innovating traditional tales and using drama to act as their favourite characters. Jessica shared her thoughts on the day, "My favourite thing about World Book Day is that you can dress up as your favourite book character. I am dressed as Gangsta Granny from ‘Gansta Granny’ by David Walliams”. River added, “I’ve been so excited about World Book Day this year because our topic is Traditional Tales and we’re sending our own to Blue Peter, so I’ve loved reading these and now I get the chance to dress up as my favourite character!”.

After hearing the winners of our own 200 and 500 word story competitions in assembly, the children spent the rest of day exploring well-known fairy tales. Toby said, "I'm really excited about writing the story of Little Red Riding Hood from the point of view of the big bad wolf because he might actually not be a bad wolf! When we write our own fairy tales I cannot wait to try and earn a Blue Peter badge!”.  Jacob was extremely enthusiastic about the day, “World Book day is such a brilliant day. Everyone looks amazing in their costumes, we get to read, we get to write our own stories and we’ve even designed our own books covers! That’s been my favourite part because being an illustrator who makes people love to read stories would be great”.
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