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World Book Week


March 4, 2019 



Thursday 7th – Book Swap & Coffee Afternoon for Parents/Carers 2-3pm

Join  Mrs Watkins (Family Support Worker) in the hall between 2pm and 3pm on Thursday 7th March for coffee, cake and an opportunity to swap books. If you have any old books that you would like to donate, please send them in with your child.

Thursday 7th- World Book Day -Dress up as a character

Dear Parents and Carers,
At Olton, we believe all children should have a passion for reading and experience what it is to become absorbed in a great book. As part of our continual focus on encouraging all children to experience the joy of reading, we will be holding our first whole school book week (Nursery to Year 6) beginning on Tuesday 5th March.

The book that the whole school will be studying is ‘Tuesday’ by David Wiesner. You can find an animated version of this text on You Tube should you wish to share the book with your child prior to our book week in school.

Many things will be appearing around school during the week so please keep an eye on both indoors and outdoors and on Twitter!

In the juniors, we will also be creating a whole school book demonstrating our outstanding level of writing across the whole school. As part of the preparations for this week, we would ask you to support your child in creating their own frog, (have a look at the book and you will understand why,) in whichever way they would like. The children will need to bring their creation into school on Tuesday 5th March.
We aim to make this an inspirational and enjoyable time for the children. At the juniors, this will culminate in a whole school assembly where all year groups will present and share all that they have learned.
On Thursday 7th March 2019 we shall be holding a dressing-up day to inspire children to read as well as develop their knowledge of children’s literature. On this day we
would like to see as many children as possible dressing up as their favourite book character. Please do not go to any extra expense towards the clothes your children wear on this day, try to be as creative as possible with items you have at home. If you need any inspiration for costumes, please visit the World Book Day website at Your child may prefer to dress in green colours to represent a ‘frog’ from our book ‘Tuesday’. Please can you ensure that you have
spoken to your child about the character which they have chosen to dress up as so that this can be shared in classes on World Book Day.

Many thanks for your co-operation and continued support.