On Thursday 5th March, East Hoathly celebrated World Book Day. There was an incredible range of characters in the school and it was lovely to see Elsa chatting with the Cat in the Hat, Woody playing with Spiderman and Tracy Beaker working with Horrid Henry and the Fantastic Mrs Fox.
The children took part in different activities linked to World Book Day. Reception created a finger puppet version of their characters after making bookmarks and role playing as their characters.
Year 1 and 2 had fun roleplaying as their characters and create a character profile of who they were dressed up as. The children searched different themes in stories, for example which stories had witches in them. The children also used their character’s names to come up with an acrostic poem.
Year 3 and 4 designed bookmarks and enjoyed creating character profiles for who they dressed up as. The children also had fun playing ‘Guess Who?’ by putting a book character’s name on their head and asking yes or no questions to find out who they were.
Year 5 and 6 analysed their character’s stories and talked about the art and themes of their books. They took turns hot-seating as their character and answered questions about the story they came from. In science, the children learnt about Marie Curies and looked into the biographies of scientists.
The staff even joined in with the theme of ‘Women Who Changed the World’ and it was really interesting to learn about Anne Frank, Coco Chanel, Marie Curie, Rosa Parks, Sacagawea, Jane Austen and Amelia Earhart and how they changed the world.