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World Book Week 4th - 8th March

World Book Week 2019 

Monday 4th March

Coffee morning with the Children's Book Centre!


An amazing start to launch our Reading week. 


We were so lucky to have the opportunity to have the Norfolk Children's Book Centre from Alby with us all day. The kind gentleman, Tom, arrived early and set up such a fantastic array of books we could not have been more excited about.  The coffee morning allowed parents to peruse the books. Tea, biscuits and books - whats not to love?!!  The children were given half an hour in their year groups throughout the day to come and explore the range of books on display.  There were so many options for the children to exchange their tokens for books so each child went away with a a new book to read.  It was so lovely to have such wonderful reports from Tom who reported that the children had been really respectful of the books and had been so polite as well.  It was lovely to the excitement that the books brought and the buzz it created today.  It was great today to spend time with the children looking at the beautiful books and it reminded me of the saying by J. K. Rowling - 'If you don't like to read, you haven't found the right book' 


We also had Buzz and Neil who came in today to hear readers in the library. Such a lovely atmosphere. 


We are excited to see what the rest of the week will bring

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Tuesday 5th March


James Mayhew creates a Storm


We were so delighted to have the company of the fantastic author and illustrator James Mayhew for the day on Tuesday to continue our amazing reading week.  He had time with Years 2-6 and told them about his life as well as reading them a story whilst drawing and painting a corresponding picture in front of them.  The children were spell bound!! The paintings were absolutely beautiful and will be framed.  The children got a chance to ask some amazing questions about his inspiration and hobbies. 


James is the author and illustrator of the famous Katie books and illustrator of Gaspard the Fox.  After school there was a queue of children, parents and teachers waiting to buy books and to have them signed.  What an incredible day with a very special author who inspired the children to certainly be all that they can be!  James loved his time and said it had been a pleasure to be in such a lovely, welcoming school.  We hope to welcome him back to Sheringham Primary again very soon. 


More information on his books and illustrations can be found on his website here

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Wednesday 6th March


Book recommendation afternoon. Parents can fill out reviews too!


Thursday 7th March - World Book Day. 


We had a fantastic World Book Day yesterday with the children. As you know, each class has been working hard, focusing on a particular book , written by a contemporary author. This has enabled many classes to keep in constant correspondence with the authors over Twitter or E-mail which has been really exciting. Indeed, many authors were even able to judge the costumes the children were wearing which was really special for all involved. The buzz and excitement we have seen from the children over the week when the Norfolk Children's Book Centre visited on Monday, giving all the children to get a £1 special book with their vouchers; the author, James Mayhew, visiting on Tuesday; and the events yesterday, has been lovely to see. The response form various authors we have looked at on Twitter regarding the work we have done says it all. 


We hope the children have felt as inspired as we have and that their love of reading continues to grow.  

Decorative Doors 


EYFS /KS1 winner is Supertato to the rescue! With a lovely vibrant eye catching display which really captured the fun of the book and KS2 goes to Wonder in 6T where the children's comments about the key messages from the book.


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World Book Day ~ Thursday 7th March


Below is the list of books each class will be reading for World Book Week. We wanted to give you plenty of notice to be able to research and plan your child's costumes.  The books have all been chosen because they are current authors that are still releasing new literature for the children to explore.  The books will be read in class over the week so that the children can get to know the characters well.  If you need any information on what the character might wear then don't hesitate to ask your child's class teacher. 


Class Book Author
RC and RK Supertato Sue Hendra



Inside the Villians

Mixed Up Fairy Tales

Clotilde Perrin

Hilary Robinson

2HC Big Bear, Little Bear David Bedford
2W King Grumpyguts Peter Kavanagh
2S Shaggy dog and the Terrible Itch David Bedford
3H The Pirate Next Door Jonny Duddle
3B The Day the Crayons Quit Oliver Jeffers
3M The Firework-Maker's Daughter Philip Pullman
4S The Nothing to see here Hotel Steven Butler
4M The Legnd of Podkin One-Ear Kieran Larwood
4P The Foolish King Mark Price
5SA The Wizards of Once Cressida Cowell
5ST How to Train your Dragon Cressida Cowell 
5RL Odd and the Frost Giants Neil Gaiman
6T Wonder R. L. Palacio



The Ice Monster

The House with Chicken Legs

David Walliams

Sophie Anderson



Friday 8th March

Reading buddy afternoon where classes pair up to read with each other.


Reading related homework to be given out this week.