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World Book Day 2022: Celebrating 25 years

Tuesday, 1st March 2022

On 3rd March 2022, we’re celebrating 25 years of changing lives through a love of shared reading as part of National World Book Day. Reading for pleasure isn’t just about fun - it’s the biggest indicator of a child’s future success.

What is World Book Day?
World Book Day is a day to celebrate the joys of reading. To celebrate the pure delight that books and reading can bring to us all, we’ve arranged a range of activities for our students and staff to take part in. We have also launched our reading vending machines around the school where students can treat themselves to the greatest gift of all: a shiny new book to read and keep!

How are we celebrating this year?

1. A self-reflection assembly

A student assembly themed around self-reflection. Students will reflect on their earliest memories of reading, and be encouraged to consider how reading can activate reflections of themselves and the choices they make in life. 

2. Launching our brand new reading vending machines

Students will receive a free token as a reward so they can treat themselves to the greatest gift of all: a shiny new book to read and keep!

3. A 10-question book quiz

Students will participate in a 10-question book quiz during their lessons. They will also have the opportunity to win vending tokens for taking part!

4. Book Treasure Hunt

The Book Fairies will pay a visit to RBHS, hidings books with green ribbons around the school. Students who find these books, will have the choice to keep them or return them to their hiding places for another student to find. 

5. Blind date with a book

Students can take part in our ‘Blind Date with a Book’ activity in the library. Students will be able to choose a book based on the synopsis and first line (the books will be wrapped in brown paper to add to the mystery).

6. Design your own bookmark competition

Students are invited to take part in our Design Your Own Bookmark competition. Students will have the chance to win a brand new Kindle as well as having their own bookmark printed and distributed in our brand new Library. 

Here are some research-based top tips on how to support reading at home:

1. Concentrate on reading quality (it isn’t all about reading lots)
Don’t worry too much about the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of reading each day. Books are great – but leaflets, comics, recipes and instructions on a webpage can all be great too. Following a recipe to make some cupcakes is valuable reading. Be on the lookout for reading, wherever it is!

2. Ask your child lots of questions
All reading matters. Shared reading is about reading with your child, not just reading to (even for older children). So ask lots of what, why, where and when questions and try them when talking about books. For example, ‘What do you think Harry is feeling?’

3. Ask your child to make predictions about what they have read
If it’s a book, look at the front cover or the last chapter and discuss what might happen next. Look for clues in the book and be a reading detective! For example, ‘Can you see the bear on the front cover? Where do you think he will go?’

4. Ask your child to summarise what they have read
When you’ve finished reading, talk about what happened. Acting out the things that happened in the story or describing the big idea of a chapter is really fun and maximises learning. For example, ‘Can you remember all the things that happened on the bear hunt?’

5. Ask your child to write about what they have read
Write or draw pictures from anything you’ve read. Big writing and illustrations make it even more fun! For example, use an old roll of wallpaper to create a treasure map with clues from the stories you’ve read together.

6. Read and discuss with friends or family
Make books a part of the family. Encourage your child to share them with a relative or friend. Laugh about them when you are making meals together. For example, ‘I hope the tiger doesn’t come to tea today!’

7. Maintain the motivation to read
Talk about the joy of reading whenever you can. Your child is on a fantastic journey to becoming a reader. Put them in the driving seat and have fun on the way! For example, ‘Choose your favourite story for bedtime tonight.’

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