**Book Week 2021**
This year we are celebrating Book Week from home, but hopefully we will be able to celebrate in school in the Summer Term. Book week is a great opportunity to focus on books and on reading and the world book day website states that ' Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child's future success- more than their family circumstances, their parents educational background or their income.' Even though this year is a year like no other, we still believe that reading for pleasure and developing a love of books is so important.
World Book Day is Thursday 4th March and a lovely idea is to put your favourite book in your window (like you did with rainbows) and then everyone can see the range of books we love when they have their daily walks!
Follow this link to see the World Book Day song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpTkjssrL4k with MC Grammar!
Oak national academy have lots of fun videos and activities for you to try at home.
To celebrate at home here are a few activities that you can take part in from home or school.
Please see the PPTs below for Catchphrase games appropriate for EYFS, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2.
Take a look at the world book day website for lots more ideas, resources (including free audio books), competitions and much more.
Here is the schedule of events which are taking place all week: https://www.worldbookday.com/how-to-celebrate-world-book-day/?dm_i=35S3,14P1K,7SBV1D,4CRRL,1
The book trust website has lots of free online books, videos, games, quizzes and other activities.
Some more ideas to celebrate from home:
- Create a setting from a book in your house or garden- life size or a model. Take a photo and send it in to school- will we be able to guess which book it is from?
- Find or make some key objects from a book- can anyone guess which book it is? (watch room on a broom in our virtual library for some ideas from Ms Sweeney)
- Imagine you are going to audition for a film version of your favourite book. Which part would you play? Choose a scene and act it out for those in your house or who you speak to/ see remotely.
- Act out the title of a book for others to guess.
- Act out a character from a book for others to guess. You might need to give some clues for this one!
- Dress up as a character from a book and pretend to be that character all day.
- Find your favourite word in a book and keep a record of how many times you can drop it into conversation during the day.
- Ask as many people as you can what their favourite book is and why.
- Find out as much as you can about an author – can you find them reading any of their stories online?
- Make a list of books, authors, poets or fictional characters. Who can make the longest list?
- Read your favourite story to someone you live with or share it remotely with a friend or relative. Remember to try out different voices or get them to join in with you if any words or phrases are repeated.
- Write some questions based on a book you have just been reading – find someone else who has read the book and see if they can answer your questions.
- Have a go at the emoji quiz below: each set of emojis represents a book title...I will post the answers at the end of the week.