This year we will be celebrating World Book Day on Monday 6th March (this is the Monday following World Book Day).
On the day, children can attend school dressed as a character from their favourite book. Please ensure that costumes are age appropriate and all props are named and suitable for school.
At Overchurch Junior School, we want all our pupils to be lifelong readers. As part of our World Book Day celebrations our aim is to develop our knowledge of children’s literature. With thousands of children’s authors and books available it can often be difficult to know what to choose next. We have developed a number of activities and resources that will help pupils, staff and parents discover new authors, new books and know where to find the books that have been recommended by others.
OJS World Book Day Challenges 2023
In the weeks leading up to World Book Day, we are setting the children an Author A-Z challenge. Can they find an author for every letter of the alphabet? We will use the entries to complete an Author A-Z display in school to inspire reading for pleasure and broaden pupils’ reading experiences. As a prize for entering, pupils will be entered into a prize draw (per class) to win a book token.
After last year’s successful World Book Day Challenges, this year we will be rewarding all pupils who read at least 4 times a week during the month of March. For Years 3 and 4 evidence of their reading must be recorded by an adult in their Reading Records and for Year 5 and 6 evidence must be recorded on Seesaw.
We will be creating a World Book Day section to our school website where you will find links to websites including Children’s Book Awards, book recommendations and ways to encourage your children to read for pleasure.
All resources and information for this year’s activities will be available on Seesaw. If you would like a paper copy please let the Office know.
We look forward to receiving the children’s entries and hope you enjoy taking part in the activities.