What a fabulous World Book Day! We started the day by giving some ‘Speedy Book Reviews’. Everyone brought a book in from home that they have enjoyed reading; we had to describe the book to a partner in 1 minute. Then it was our partner’s turn to describe their book while we listened and decided whether or not we would like to read it. Following this, we moved on to a different person and repeated the process. Gradually, we made our way around the room speaking to many different children. The best thing about ‘Speedy Book Reviews’ is that we now all have a reading list of books that we would like to read in the future.
In year 6, we love to choose tasks that suit our individual learning styles. Today we were able to choose from a list of tasks to help us to share our knowledge of books. There were many different tasks to choose from: writing a play script for a chapter in a book; writing a letter to a favourite author; writing a page for a non-fiction book; writing a biography of an author; writing a new chapter for a book and lots more. Some children even suggested their own tasks such as creating an advertisement for a favourite book and using the Book Creator App to create a non-fiction book. We have created a folder of work to add to our class library.
In the afternoon we looked at some work by famous illustrator, Quentin Blake. Following a tutorial, we were able to draw Willy Wonka in his unique style.
World Book Day 2020 was extra special at Corpus Christi because it was the first year that the whole school had worked together on a collaborative story. Each teacher brought in a mystery object which was to be incorporated into the story. Nursery began the process before passing the story to Reception class, Year 1 and so on. By the time we received the story, the pressure was really on to read through what had been written so far before bringing the story to its end. We had a strict deadline of 2:30pm when the school would gather for a special World Book Day assembly. Fortunately, we were able to work together to complete the story just in time.
You have the right to find out things and share what you think with others, by talking, drawing, writing or in any other way unless it harms or offends other people.