‘Frozen Lands’ Book Week 2020

During the week commencing Monday 2nd March 2020, we celebrated World Book Day and the adventures that reading can take us on, with an action-packed week focusing on Frozen Lands. Our week was filled with an author visit, mystery readers, dressing up, a second-hand book sale, sharing stories as well as competitions!

On Monday 2nd March, we were very lucky to be visited by the talented author and illustrator, Karin Littlewood.  Karin started the day with a wonderful assembly, introducing her book and showing the boys her studio. Then, each year group experienced a fascinating workshop based around Karin’s book ‘Immi’, set in a magical Frozen Land. Karin taught the boys all about how she writes stories, using illustrations to support her. Each child made a unique story necklace which they wore and discussed with their peers. After school, Karin signed many of her books and the boys and parents enjoyed the opportunity to meet with her one-to-one. We are all extremely grateful to Friends of Squirrels for funding this wonderful experience.

The Storybook character competition displayed on a window in Orchard Hall created a buzz in the playground, as the boys racked their brains to work out who all the characters were.  Many boys also entered our book review competition. Boys completed their reviews in the shape of a leaf, with the best entries being chosen to go on display in our Enchanted Forest Library. Well done to all the boys who entered the competitions and congratulations to our winners in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

On Wednesday, Hawthorn class entertained the whole school with their class assembly, all about Book Week and Frozen Lands. The boys explained how the World Book Day vouchers work and how they can be used to get a special book for just £1! They also entertained us with some wonderful songs and poems, all linked to reading and writing stories.

On Thursday 5th March, we celebrated World Book Day by dressing up in an array of different costumes all based on the Frozen Lands theme.  We collected donations for the official World Book Day charity, Book Aid International – thank you for all your donations! We also shared stories with each other, as Year 1 and 2 children chose a special story to read to a younger boy in Reception. Throughout the week, many parents visited us to be mystery readers and the boys loved hearing stories from different adults. Thank you to all our volunteers, Book Week would not be possible without you!

On the final day of Book Week, Friends of Squirrels and the School Council joined forces and hosted a Book Festival. The boys enjoyed creative crafts and tasty treats from the sweet stall.  The pre-loved book sale was a phenomenal success, thanks to the great quality of books that were donated by parents. The book sale created a fantastic buzz of excitement in the hall and nearly £300 was raised for Friends of Squirrels.

Thank you all for supporting our events so enthusiastically – we couldn’t have done it without you!                                 

Miss Hemmings