World Book Day changes millions of lives through a love of books and shared reading. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success. It is for this reason that each year, our school takes part in supporting reading for pleasure.

World Book Day is one of the highlights of our year at St. Christopher’s. We love the annual celebration of authors, illustrators, books and the joy of reading.

While this year may be slightly different due to lockdown, the children had plenty of ideas of how to celebrate a very 2021 World Book Day. We had some amazing dress up costumes, work and activities that the whole school took part in. Have a look below to see all the fun! 

Some of the Reception children dressed up as Queen Elsa from the Disney movie Frozen. They had lots of fun retelling the story using hand and finger puppets. The children also worked together to invent dream jars to store on the BFG’s book shelf. Learning didn’t stop there. The children took chocolate to a whole new level by joining the Oompa Loompas in creating a new Willy Wonka cupcake bar. 

Year 1 had fun with creating costumes from scratch. Here’s a look at the much younger version of the BFG!

Year 2 watched ‘Draw with Rob’ who is the official illustrator for World Book day. He showed the children how to draw different animals from his books in simple steps. The children watched and followed the instructions really carefully to produce some lovely drawings. 

Learning Chinese couldn’t get easier with this easy to follow translation book created by a pupil in Year 4.

Year 6 were challenged with a task of creating a book title using a variety of materials. Can you guess all of the book titles?