For World Book Day this year we are focusing on developing children’s knowledge on famous authors. On Thursday 5th March we would like the children to come dressed as a character from a book written by one of the popular authors listed on the reverse of this letter.
During the day the children will have the opportunity to share with their class the character they have come dressed as, which stories they feature in, who the author is and any other stories the author has written. Could you please help you child research this information prior to the day so they are able to confidently share this with their peers.
During the day, children will be completing creative, fun activities based around different authors so that we can make a wonderful, eye catching author display. As part of this, I would like the children to research at home an interesting fact about their chosen author (many of the authors have their very own child friendly websites filled with information) and write it on the slip of paper at the bottom of this letter bringing it to school with them on the day. If the children would like to complete any other projects at home around the authors we would very much like to see these, for example; an author profile, a poster advertising a book, a story scene painting etc.
Thank you for your support and we hope this will be an exciting day where children will develop their knowledge around authors.