Celebration of Literature
To coincide with World Book Day we celebrated literature in a variety of different ways across the school and encouraged the children to talk about their favourite books.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea is a favourite book of the children in Reception (RLW) so for World Book Day they made special tiger masks and enjoyed sharing their other favourite stories with each other, completing book reviews and making bookmarks
An exciting Book Fair visited and the children were involved in storytelling, learning about other cultures, and had the opportunity to browse and buy books from a dazzling range of fiction and non-fiction titles.
We looked east to 'the land of the rising sun' and the children explored Japanese culture and traditions. Through storytelling each class group was introduced to the language, the countries national dress, the practice of Buddhism prayer and singing bowls, the rise of the powerful samurai warriors, the ceremonial preparation and presentation of tea making and the art of origami which, through intricate paper folding, saw the children model book marks in the shape of penguins.