Dear Parents and Carers,
Thursday 3rd March is World Book Day. To mark the event we will be celebrating our love of books by holding some exciting book activities around the school so don’t forget to look at our website for lots of pictures of the children taking part (www.cliftonvilleprimary.co.uk).
After the huge success of our last Scholastic Book Fair, we will be holding another; opening in the LRC from 8.20am until 8.40am on Monday 29th February until Friday 4th March and 3.10pm until 3.30pm Monday to Thursday. Thanks to National Book Tokens and lots of lovely book publishers and booksellers, each child will receive a £1 book token. When you get your book token, you can either take it to your local bookshop and swap it for one of the ten (exclusive, new and completely free) £1 World Book Day books! Or, if you’d prefer, you can use your book token to get £1 off any full price book instead (this includes the books at our Book Fair!)
This year, we have decided to give every child in the school a book voucher to spend at our Book Fair worth up to £6.00. Your child’s teacher will take them down to the fair to choose a book during school time. We will then order this at the end of the week and it should be back with us in school in no time for your child to take home.
Having asked the children at Cliftonville if they would like to dress up as their favourite book character, there was a resounding YES! Children can choose any book character they like. We would ask for a 50p donation that will be put towards new books for the school. This will also allow them entry into the school’s biggest fun run on our school field to be held over the course of the day. There are lots of wonderful activities planned to celebrate World Book Day at school this year. I am sure the children will come home telling you all about the book activities they took part in throughout the day. There will be an opportunity for them to listen to stories read by other teachers as well as share their favourite tales with children from a different class as well as our yearly World Book Day Quiz!
Mrs Louise Wilson
(Assistant Head teacher and Literacy Leader)