World Book Day 2024!

World Book Day is always full of excitement: children all dressed up; staff in strange costumes; and lots of fun activities planned throughout the day. The day is designed to celebrate the importance of books and foster a love of reading. This year, the whole school have worked from a twisted fairy tale – ‘Little Red Riding Hood and the Little Woolly Sheep.’

It was a lovely atmosphere throughout the school as children paraded their costumes and talked about the books that they like to read and the characters that they had dressed as. There was also the opportunity to do some ‘buddy reading’ with older and younger children sharing stories and reading together across the key stages.

The text that was being studied gave children lots of giggles – especially when Mr Allen visited them dressed as Little Red Riding Hood – but also an important message about internet safety. Children produced some fantastic artwork, storyboards, posters and stories across the day.

Events like these are so important in the Harlow Green calendar – they give that community purpose and also develop the curriculum and the experiences beyond the normal classroom lessons. A huge thank you to all of the parents and carers who worked so hard to help the children come in such fantastic costumes.

Article 31: We all have the right to rest, relax and play. We all have the right to take part in cultural and creative activities.

The children in Year 6 composed some songs about the importance of reading and World Book Day. Below are some of the videos. It was nice to see that they could remember things from so many of the books that they have studied throughout school.

Song 1


Song 2

Song 3

Song 4

Song 5


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