06 Mar SJSJ does World Book Day 2020!
This year to celebrate World Book Day, the children focused on looking at different stories that highlighted the rights of all children. In Key Stage 1 the children focused on the story Giraffes can’t dance and in Key Stage 2 they based their activities on the story of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.
Throughout the day, classes took part in a workshop where they retold the story of ‘The Lorax’ by Dr. Seuss. After listening to the story, each class was split into four groups and given a specific part to retell by creating a still image. The children then choreographed a performance from beginning to end and showcased their amazing dance skills.
“I really enjoyed today’s workshop because learning how to retell a story through dance was really fun!” – Tashan, Year 4.
As well as the workshop, the children also took part in various activities in class. In Year 4, the children were focusing of the theme of ‘pick-pocketing’ that runs throughout the story of Oliver Twist; to present their findings, they created information guides.
In Year 6, the children worked in pairs and had the opportunity to choose from a range of different activities related to Oliver Twist; they created some fantastic work which was presented in the form of poems, biographies, comic strips, letters and character descriptions.
“For me, the best part of World Book Day was being able to get creative with my friends and critique each others work!” – Esther, Year 6.
We would like to say a huge well done to everyone who made an effort with their amazing costumes; you all looked fantastic!
Please check out the World Book Day post on our school website to see more of the wonderful characters that arrived at SJSJ on Thursday!