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World Book Day 2021

WORLD BOOK DAY 2021 IS HERE!

From us to you...

This year we are celebrating World Book Day slightly differently but it doesn't matter where we are, at home or at school, together or apart, we can still celebrate together the joy that books bring us. 

 

To celebrate World Book Day, there will be different activities for you to do whether you are at home or in school.  Open the PowerPoint, or the PDF, to see just some of what we will be doing to celebrate.  You can also click on the KS1 or KS2 heading to see the activities that are available for you.  If you are in Early Years, Year 1 or Year 2, click on the KS1 link; if you are in Years 3-6, click on the KS2 link.

 

There is lots for you to do from writing competitions to writing your own World Book Day rap and to make it extra special this year, the staff of St Mary's wanted to make sure we were all together in some way sharing books that we love.  On this page, you will find some of us reading our favourite childhood books; just click on our video to share the joy with us.  Miss O'Sheehan and Mrs Hay also wanted to share their favourite book and explain why they are so special.  They have made some amazing memories, memories that will last forever, reading these books with their children when they were younger.  Take a look at what they have to say about 'The Gruffalo' by Julia Donaldson and 'Mr Stink' by David Walliams.

 

You will find clips from authors and illustrators talking about how to bring books to life and books that make you LOL and under the KS2 link, a special World Book Day assembly hosted by the one and only David Walliams.

 

There is something for all parents too:

Tips on how to get your child reading and a suggested app that will keep your child entertained for hours while you enjoy the peace and that well deserved cup of tea.

We really hope you enjoy celebrating books and World Book Day as much as we do smiley

World Book Day Readers Competition!

Guess the Super Staff Reader!

How well do you know the voices of the staff at St Mary's?  Do you think you would be able to recognise their voice without seeing their face?

 

Some of the staff have been reading an extract from a children's book.  Have a listen to what they are reading. 

Can you guess the name of the book they are reading?

Can you guess the member of staff reading the story?  

 

See how many you can guess and send your answers to your teacher.

Staff member 1

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Who is this?
What book are they reading?

Staff Member 2

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Which member of staff is reading?
Wat book are they reading?

Staff Member 3

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Which member of staff is this?
What book are they reading?

Staff Member 4

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Which staff member is reading?
What book are they reading?

Staff Member 5

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Which member of staff is reading?
What book are they reading?

Staff Member 6

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Which member of staff is reading?
What book are they reading?

Staff Member 7

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Which member of staff is reading?
What book are they reading?

Staff Member 8

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Which member of staff is reading?
Which story are they reading?

Mrs Ward sharing one of her favourite stories from The Storyteller Bible

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Stephen Fry talks about turning on the subtitles - A brilliantly simple idea that can help your children's reading!

Turning on the subtitles while children are watching television can double the chances of them becoming good at reading. Yes really. Wonderfully simple isn't it.

Why we should push the button and turn on the subtitles.

Turning on the subtitles while children are watching television can double the chances of a child becoming good at reading. It's so brilliantly simple.

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