On Thursday, all the Primary school pupils in DBS Ain Khalid celebrated World Book Day and in doing so, celebrated two significant children's authors; Roald Dahl and Julia Donaldson.
Children in Pre-school, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 were encouraged to dress up as a character from a Julia Donaldson story and children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 as a character from a Roald Dahl story. A competition was held in year groups for the best costume.
Throughout the day teachers ran book focussed activities, quizzes, book cover design competitions and lessons designed to develop the children's understanding of the authors and their stories.
The whole school took part in DEAR - Drop Everything And Read for 15 minutes of sustained silent reading. This always includes any visitor, site staff, teacher and support staff. Having time to stop and simply read a book is a treat so everyone was asked to bring their favourite story for this moment in the day.
DBS has two wonderful libraries which were a central focus on the day with the children visiting it for extra story time. Ahead of World Book Day school started a new Extra Curricular Activity focusing on reading non-fiction books; this has been really well received and another way DBS pupils can enjoy reading.
DBS Primary also started their annual 50 Days of reading competition and invited parents into school to read with the pupils. Finally, all staff read their favourite childhood stories with the children.
Kate Cliffe, Head of DBS Primary School said:
“There is no greater escape than in the pages of a good book. Instilling a love of reading in children is one of the most important aspects of what we do.
Source: Press Release
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