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Blandford St Mary

Church of England Primary School

'Knowing we are loved, we learn and grow to be the best that we can be.'

4th March

Welcome to World Book Day 2021!   


Your free book tokens are waiting at school and will be given out on Monday 8th March, when you are back at school.

You can attempt the activities in any order today. Obviously, our Zoom at 10.30am and the video have to be done at the correct time. For the rest it is up to you.

However, I’m not sure you could do activity 4 first!


Activity 1 (a few minutes)


Choose a book that you want to look at.   This will be easier if you have the book in front of you to make it easier to create your Picture Book Theatre.   This can be:

  • Your favourite story
  • One you know extremely well
  • One you used to like

Activity 2 (a couple of hours – to do it well)


Create a Picture Book Theatre.


Before you begin you will need a box – you can then watch the video above where author and illustrator Lydia Monks shows you how to make a picture book theatre. Don’t forget that you will need to make some characters for your performance. You will also need to draw some scenery – think will the background need to change?


You will need scissors, sellotape and colouring pens for this.    If you make a Picture Book Theatre, please bring it into school on Monday.

Activity 3 (10.30am – don’t be late!)  Zoom


This is your chance to show off those costumes – we will also be having a Book Day Quiz as well as some other games.  This is our last Remote Learning Zoom - think we're all zoomed out and looking forward to Monday.


Topic: Year 6 WBD Zoom
Time: March 4th, 2021 10:30 AM London

Meeting ID: 816 5741 6106
Passcode: m1z9ry

Activity 4  - Create the script for your Picture book Theatre (between 30 – 60 minutes) – Aim to write for 2 -3 sides – this may seem like a lot but one page will only give you around 30 seconds of playscript.  If you have the book, you can use it to see exactly what the characters say.


Write a Playscript for your picture book theatre.


Remember when you write a play, you don’t need to use speech marks.


Here is a demo one to show you how it should be set out.


Setting: The students are in their charm class; they have to use a spell to make feathers levitate. Harry, Ron and Hermione are working as a group.


Harry:              We need to figure out how to do this!


Ron:                 (sounding frustrated) Whenever we try it, it nothing works!


Hermione:       Well it’s obviously, because you’re not saying it properly!


Ron:                 (sarcastically) why don’t you try it, Miss. Granger.


Hermione:       (spitefully) No. I’m researching a spell, why don’t you try Mr. Weasley!


Ron:                 Wingardium Leviosa!


Some ideas are put in brackets, this helps show the person playing the part how it should be said / acted.

Activity 5 (Available anytime after 10.30am)


Watch the following World Book Day Special - Bringing Reading to Life.  This goes live at 10.30am but you can watch it afterwards.


World Book Day 2021: SHARE A STORY LIVE: Words and Pictures

THIS FREE EVENT WILL GO LIVE ON THURSDAY 4th MARCH AT 10.30AM**Words and Pictures: Bringing Books To LifeStarring Joseph Coelho & Fiona Lumbers, Tom Fletch...

Activity 6 (10-15 minutes)


Book marks with Rob Bidulph.


Decorate some or all of the bookmarks. If you bring them to school next week, I will laminate them for you.


Activity 7 (As long as you want)


Spend some time reading – it is world book day.


Don't forget to look under the World Book Day - Books At Bedtime tab by the Class Pages for stories read by teachers in school.