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World Book Day March 2nd 2017

On Wednesday March 2nd children and staff celebrated the 20th anniversary World Book Day by dressing up as a book character. The day started and ended with a book sale run by the year 6s in aid of World Book Aid International; we sold donated books to children and parents in four categories :- pre-school, school age, teen books and adult books. The whole school then went to church in their costumes for our weekly service. At breaktime we had a wonderful whole school parade around the playground followed by a huge photo session. All the classes spent the day doing book related activities including Pine class drawing book character selfies, and studying fables from around the world, Oak class focussed on the story called “Suki’s Kimono” by Cheiri, did art work using a cherry blossom tree (often linked to Japanese decorations and symbols) and we wrote our names in Japanese and Ash classed wrote poems based around the book Handa’s Hen. It always astounds me how much effort and thought the children and staff put into their costumes and related work. We were very fortunate to have such beautiful weather for the parade, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day.

World book day

Oak class focussed on the story called “Suki’s Kimono” by Cheiri Uegaki. This book taught us a lot about how important it is to be ourselves and to be who we wish to be. We also learnt about special clothing worn in Japan and some of their traditions such as dancing and music. We spent the day reflecting on what the story can teach us, we did art work using a cherry blossom tree (often linked to Japanese decorations and symbols) and we wrote our names in Japanese.

To finish our day about “Suki’s Kimono”, Oak class designed their own kimonos.

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