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World Book Day

An array of costumes depicting classic characters was on show for our annual celebration of World Book Day.


This year the Primary Department gave the children the chance to choose their costumes and also have input in the class book and the activities. The classes read a selection of books, the children chose their favourite and then, with a little guidance, looked at the elements of the story and designed activities.


Assistant Head of Primary Claire Malpas said: “This child-led approach is being increasingly used in the department as the children who are involved in the planning are more likely to be invested in their learning and increasingly engaged. The children then swapped classes to experience a different book in the afternoon. We have been working and planning across key stages more this year and the children have worked with different teachers and groups of children in role play as well as more structured work tasks.”