Emmaville Primary School

World Book Day

7th March 2024

On the days leading up to World Book Day, and the day itself, we celebrated all things books with a variety of brilliant activities. The week started with the Year 2 children visiting much loved book centre, Seven Stories (which, on a side note, is free to visit all year round and is a brilliant day out with the family).
On World Book Day itself, the children in KS2 took part in “The Great Big Footy and Booky Quiz” organised by the National Literacy Trust, which had both football and reading related rounds, presented by a wide range of professional football stars. Also, in the morning, the children in Year 6 had the pleasure of being visited by Nursery and Reception children, to share and talk about books together.
Then, in the afternoon, KS1 and KS2 took part in a “book tasting” afternoon where they visited different classrooms set up as book cafes. Each table in the classroom was set up with a different genre of books, including nonfiction, poetry, picture books and chapter books. During these sessions, the children had the chance to work together and “taste” a variety of books and discuss different elements. It was a lovely opportunity to work with different classes across school, and have the opportunity to explore books which they may not have done before. And, of course, what sort of café would it be if there wasn’t some sort of delicious treat involved… A big thank you to our lovely kitchen staff for providing some lovely cupcakes to enjoy at our book cafes.