World Book Day
Yesterday we celebrated World Book Day in style! Strand came alive with characters from our favourite children’s books, bracing the chilly weather we showed off our fabulous costumes in a whole school parade. From the usual Hogwarts gang and Where’s Wally characters, to a truly Fantastic Mr Fox and the Year 4 team dressing up as a vicious host of Vikings! Another big hit was the launch of the Strand Reading Café! Year groups gathered together to share their favourite books with each other, over squash and biscuits. Not only was it lovely to see different year groups mixing together again, but it was fantastic hearing the children share stories, facts and their thoughts about what they were reading. We are hoping to make this a more regular occurrence in the coming months now mixing is more possible. Year 3 and 4 were lucky enough to watch a live performance of Michael Rosen. His hilarious poems and stories had us all equally enthralled and in fits of giggles – even Mr Murray was heard having a chuckle! Year 4 and 5 also watched a live event with author Emma Carroll, who shared some fascinating facts about her books and even showed us her writing nook. We hope all the children enjoyed the day and continue to share their love of reading with you at home. Remember to spend your £1 book tokens in your local bookshop too!