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Book Week – 2nd – 6th March 2020

February 26, 2020

Book Week will soon be upon us again, and as we at Olton love to celebrate reading we’re making it even bigger and better than before!

COMPETITIONS before Book Week! Over half term, there are two competitions for which you can prepare an entry.

 EXTREME READING! Get a picture of your child/family reading somewhere unusual (but safe!). Be as creative as possible: read up a tree, on top of a shed, on a trampoline, on a beach… Label the picture with your child’s name and class and return to school by Tuesday 4th March – the winning entry from each phase will receive a prize.

 Writing competition. We are looking for short stories – as creative as possible! Each story should represent the best your child can write on their own, the only rule being that there is a 500 word maximum limit. (No minimum!) Again, please label the story with your child’s name and class and return to school by Tuesday 4th March – the winning entry from each phase will receive a prize.

During Book Week

As a school, we will be using ‘The Tunnel’ by Anthony Browne as our stimulus, and tying it into lessons where appropriate. If you have any other books by the author, have a look at them together, and think about what we might expect to see in our text!

World Book Day – Friday 6th March @ OltonPrimary

This year, Olton Primary will be celebrating on Friday 6th March. This will mean that our Year 4 swimmers won’t miss out on any of the fun, and that World Book Day itself can act as a celebration of all of our work across the week! Through the day, classes will be doing fun activities linked to our love of reading.

 Children will be allowed to dress up. To encourage some creativity, we will award dojos for any costumes linked to books that your class has studied!

 We will also award a prize for the best, most original costume in each class. There is no need to buy a special outfit, or to spend lots of money on creating something elaborate; though we ask that children do not wear football kits, high-heeled shoes or pyjamas, we are more than happy with anything from home so long as the child can explain what character they are dressed as! If you need any inspiration for costumes, please visit https://www.worldbookday.com/dressing-up-ideas-2019/.

Thank you for your support – we’re super-excited and hope you are too!

The English Team

Miss Barnes, Miss Jordan, Miss Russell and Mrs Harris