On March 7th WAIS hosted World Book Day and in Kindergarten the children came into school dressed up as characters from the famous author Julia Donaldson – who wrote the famous book ‘The Gruffalo’.
Sharing stores and gaining a love for reading is vital to early development in children. It promotes positive attitudes and allows children to become lost in stories. Children need to be able to experience a variety of books which will then develop a love for reading.
Each class shared a story and undertook activities linked to that story. The children spent the day learning about Julia Donaldson:
The youngest children in Kindergarten used paint to make and create symmetrical butterflies and feathers to make parrots, as well as creating shells and using the clay to make models of characters. In KG2 the children wrote thank you letters to the Giant, made crowns and used the instruments to make up songs. They also created their own magic brooms and wrote about what might come from the magic cauldron. In KG3 the children wrote book reviews, designed their own superhero bugs, made their own books and sang songs.
Please do look at the children’s work displayed in the Kindergarten entrance.
The day finished with an assembly where the children stood in front of their friends in Kindergarten and showed their fabulous outfits and shared some of things they had been doing that day.
A big thank you to Mrs Stewart who read ‘Room on a Broom’ to Starfish class
It was a wonderful and fun filled day for both staff and teachers.