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Thursday 04/03/2021

World Book Day blush


Today is world book day, so the focus of the day is on Literacy and the joy books can bring.


If you do decide to dress up at home, please email us a photo.


Have a lovely day!






Watch this video of The Day the Crayons Quit.


You may recognise some of the crayons!

World Book Day



Ekphrastic poems are poems that are inspired by art. We are going to use a Van Gogh painting to write an acrostic poem.


Watch the two short videos and then choose level 1, 2 or 3.


Level 1 - Write an acrostic poem using the word STAR. You can use one word per line.

Level 2 - Write an acrostic poem using the word STARS. You can use one or more words per line.

Level 3 - Write an acrostic poem with your own word and your own ideas.

Writing poems

What is your favourite book?


Draw a picture of your favourite book or character from a book.  You can choose to write a sentence the book or character if you like.

Draw or colour a book mark


Choose to draw book mark characters with Draw with Rob.




Colour in some book marks.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt


Watch the video of Michael Rosen performing his famous story.


Then go on your own hunt. You could make it a bug hunt or a unicorn hunt for example. You could come across obstacles such as a bed or spagetti. You can make it as sensible or silly as you like. It is up to you, but have fun doing it!

Michael Rosen performs We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Online Author Videos/Tutorials


Thursday, 4th March at 10:30am                 Bringing Books To Life                    Age 4+

Neal Layton

You could follow-up this author video with the Children’s Book Show session with Neal Layton being screened:

Friday, 5th March at 11am


Jo Empson

She will be appearing in a Children’s Book Show session on:

Friday 5th March at 1:30pm.

Remember that these videos can also be watched after the event but I have not been informed how much later they will be available.