Book Week 2018
Book Week this year was a week packed with illustrators, authors, skype chats, competitions, book sales, reading, writing, buddy activities and fancy dress!
The theme this year was ‘Illustrations’ and we were very fortunate to have a professional illustrator offer to come into each class and share her experiences as an illustrator and help the children with some drawing activities. I
We were also honoured to host a visit from Anna Bogie, a UK author living in Gibraltar, who offered to read some of her stories and answer questions in our EYFS and KS1 classes.
Later in the week, different classes in the school chatted to famous authors on skype, including Jeremy Strong, Josh Lacey, Catherine Rayner, Jo Litchfield and Margaret Bateson-Hill. The authors answered lots of questions, shared some of their writing secrets and read some of their latest stories or poems.
Throughout the week, each class took part in lots of exciting reading and writing activities in their classes, inspired by the works of Quentin Blake, Anthony Browne, David Almond and many others. Alongside this, different classes ‘buddied up’ to share different reading and writing activities with different year groups.
The week ended with a bang, with a fun-filled Friday of fancy dress and books sales, with lots of children going home from Book Week with a new or second-hand book on its way to a new home.
Thank you to all of the staff, children, parents and authors who made Book Week 2018 a school event to remember!