On Thursday 5th March, Westclyst Reception children celebrated their first ever World Book Day. The children were so excited to all see each other in the morning after weeks of excitement and build up! Reception couldn’t believe that you got to dress up rather than wear your uniform for a whole day. We had lots of Peter Pan’s, Cats in the Hat, Princesses, Harry Potters and many characters from Alice in Wonderland. There was a Willy Wonka, Sonny the Lion, Dinosaur, Where’s Wally…. Even a Coco Chanel! And plenty more fun, well loved characters. Register time had never looked so colourful.
We began our day with the whole school assembly where we loved taking part in the parade and showing off our costumes. Two children in Reception were even awarded ‘best costume’ for their efforts as Mr. Twit and a beautiful homemade costume of a Sea Turtle from a beloved story, Tiddler by Julia Donaldson.
Also, for writing a wonderful piece of creative writing, Harrison was awarded a certificate and prize for his story ‘The dragon and the Snail.’ We were all very proud of his story, we think it’s fantastic!
We spent the rest of the day drawing the book characters we dressed up as and labelling them with our names and explaining why we chose them as our favourite character. We shared lots of favourite stories, made bookmarks, posters, played reading games, had a quiz and even had time to play in role as our characters.
Lunch was delicious, even Harry Potter enjoyed the Slytherin spaghetti and everyone agreed that Mr. Messy’s Eton Mess was very tasty!
We were treated to a visit from ‘Gangsta Granny’ (aka. Mr James) at the end of the day who even volunteered to share a story with us, which we all found very funny! Reception are very excited to take home their £1 book vouchers and go and choose a story from the shops to share at home. We have all been given the challenge of reading and sharing stories for 10 minutes every day. Reception think we can do that easily.
It was a brilliant, fun day….. if only every day could be World Book Day!