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World Book Day

World Book Day

Posted: 10th March 2021

A TV show helped to get children excited to pick up a book and read.

As part of World Book Day, teachers at Little Parndon Primary Academy took inspiration from The Masked Singer to create a buzz around reading for pupils.

Each day, pupils were given clues as to the identity of the teacher behind the emoji masks who read an excerpt from a book from the school’s library.

The Masked Reader promoted reading for pleasure and was aimed to tease children into wanting to pick up the books from school and continue reading the story for themselves.

Throughout the week, children were also challenged to competitions to –

  • decorate cakes in the theme of their favourite book characters
  • decorate potatoes to look like characters from books
  • create their own reading area at home where they can enjoy reading, like they have in their classrooms at school

Assistant headteacher Sian Cockman, reading lead, said: “The children were so excited to hear the different clues each day and really enjoyed listening to different stories.

“The TV show was very popular with the children, so we decided to bring it to Little Parndon.

“We really hope all the activities will encourage our pupils to read different books and genres that they have been able to listen to throughout the week.

“We want all our pupils to be reading for pleasure and enjoying what they are reading.”

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