World Book Day at Fyling Hall Junior School

Learning to read is so important. We encourage a love of reading starting in Early Years and love sharing stories together, so World Book Day is definitely one of our favourite days! We get to dress up as one of our favourite book characters and share our favourite books with our friends. Reading can take you to so many places without you having to leave the reading corner. It can unlock a child’s imagination and inspire them to write stories and poems. 

We had a brilliant time again this year, I was Cat in the Hat and Mr Dillon was Thing 2. Miss Havelock was Pippi Longstocking and Mrs Richardson was a witch. The pupils enjoy seeing us dressing up almost as much as we love doing it! 

The children always impress me with their wonderful costumes and this year was no exception. We had an impressive Oompa Loompa, Willy Wonka and Golden Ticket along with Charlie, Coco Chanel, superheroes, princesses, Harry Potter characters, fairytale characters not forgetting some Minions too! The morning was spent sharing books with the younger pupils, drawing our favourite characters or designing a new cover for our favourite story. 

Sharing Books in the Library

We had a lot of fun finding, sharing and exploring different books with Book Scavenger Hunts. Students had to find specific character types, and items in any books within the library.

In the afternoon, Form 1 chose their favourite stories from our library and we read them together. Little Rabbit Foo Foo by Michael Rosen is a definite Form 1 favourite, he is a very naughty rabbit! Older pupils still love it and it is wonderful to spend the day remembering our favourite stories but also hearing about new ones.

As the Cat in the Hat says:

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

Contact us if you’re new to Fyling Hall and join one of our Stay and Play afternoons, an Open Day or arrange a visit.

By Mrs. Amanda Freer, Junior School Head Teacher