Olton Primary School

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Reminder - World Book Day – Thursday 7th March 2024

29th January 2024


Dear Parents/Carers,

As I am sure many of you are aware, it is rapidly approaching the time of year for us to celebrate children’s literature. Each year, we focus upon a different aspect of children’s literature and this year we will be focusing upon traditional tales. There are so many different traditional tales and many that children will know and love. Each year group will be focusing on a different traditional tale during the day and will be completing lots of exciting activities based on this tale including drama, art and craft as well as comparing tales and writing their own ‘mixed up’ versions.

Dressing Up Day – Thursday 7th March

As part of our celebration of children’s literature, we will be hosting our annual ‘dressing up’ day where the children can come to school as one of their favourite book characters. We do ask that children dress appropriately for the weather and are wearing sensible shoes. Please do not go to any extra expense towards the clothes your child wears on this day, try to be as creative as possible with items you already have at home.

Some of these may include Diary of a Wimpy Kid (own clothes), Winnie the Witch (witch outfit from Halloween), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (own clothes with a golden ticket), Matilda (school uniform) and many more can be found online.


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.


World Book Day £1 voucher and books.

This is a reminder that if you would like your child to bring home one of the £1 books on World Book Day rather than the £1 voucher, please ensure you have pre-ordered the book using the Microsoft Form link


We must receive your orders by Thursday 1st February 2024. If we haven't received an order from you by this date, we will presume that you do not wish to pre-order and so your child will receive a voucher on the day instead.


On the World Book Day website, they have all the books on offer to us and when you click on each one, it will provide some information about the book and a short video from the author. Please take some time to look through the books and help your child decide which book they would like in exchange for the £1 voucher.


This is a fabulous opportunity and I am sure lots of you will take up the opportunity to pre-order these books.


This year we will be running two competitions across the school all about books. Please can competition entries be brought into school on Wednesday 6th March so that we are able to share these with each other and judge the winners.

Any child can enter any category, regardless of year group. Please ensure your child’s name and class is either on the reverse or somewhere discrete.


We shall post photographs on School Dojo.

Category 1: Design your own bookmark – this can be based upon a favourite book character or series of books or images that inspire reading.

Category 2: Story in a box – Using any craft materials or items you have at home to create your favourite story inside a box (see images below – lots of interesting ideas can be safely googled!).

Yours sincerely,

Miss F Jordan

Assistant Head