We love World Book Day at Oasis Academy Clarksfield, the children (and staff) enjoy getting dressed up and spending a whole day focusing on books.
This year each year group had a different book to focus on.
In Nursery, we invited parents to a ‘stay and play’ session. After introducing the features of the book and discussing the beginning/middle and end of the story Elmer, the children and parents took part in a variety of activities based around the book. Children and adults decorated biscuits using different coloured icing, used sequences to make an Elmer picture, colour mixing with pipettes, Elmer stick puppets and Elmer mask making.
Reception children enjoyed listening to the story: ‘Giraffe’s Can’t Dance’ on World Book Day. They created giraffes using paper plates, hand prints and split pin puppets. All children had fun learning about the different types of dances that the animals do in the book – and had a go at some dance moves themselves with their friends!
Year 1 read stories about Paddington Bear. They enjoyed many stories all about Paddington Bear. We then created a packed lunch for Paddington. The children created his favourite marmalade sandwiches and enjoyed our own picnic. They then wrote a set of instructions on how to make one.
Year 2 read Winnie and Wilbur the Pirate Adventure. They also made their own bookmarks because they have started reading chapter books now that they are fluent readers and they sometimes lose their place!
Year 3 read some of the Horrid Henry stories. They pretended to be film producers and created their own story boards to turn the story into a film. They also took part in a Tony Ross illustration lesson to draw like Tony Ross himself!
Year 4 read The Day The Crayons Quit. A story about what happens when you hurt someone's feelings. They wrote book reviews, made inferences about the characters' feelings, worked collaboratively to think about how they could help the crayons solve their problems and wrote letters of apology to the crayons for hurting their feelings.
Year 5 read Great Women Who Made History. They also brought in their favourite books. They told us what the book was about and why it was their favourite book. We made some fabulous book reviews that will be going on display in the cloakroom. We also carried out some art work on llamas and condors, which are from our guided reading book ‘Secret of the Andes.’ Author Ann Nolan Clark. The story is about a modern Inca boy, who leaves his home in the Andes. He discovers the truth about who he was and has to prove himself worthy to be trusted with a fabulous secret from the past.
Year 6 read stories from the Little People, Big Dreams series. These are books about famous people who have had a big dream to make a difference in the world and how they achieved them. The children produced their own books about inspirational people in a similar style.