Alresford Primary School

Headteacher: Sarah Bryson

Ford Lane, Colchester, Essex CO7 8AU

01206 822731

World Book Day 2022



Elephants enjoyed reading lots and lots of stories for World Book Day.  We also talked about our favourite characters in stories, drew different characters, made bookmarks and wrote a speech bubble for the wolf (from The Three Little Pigs).  The children enjoyed sharing their favourite book with the class and telling them why it was a good book. 

We also chose our favourite book from a choice of three and we recorded the choices using tally marks before comparing the results.

Finally, we took part in a quiz where we had to guess the book which was being described.


Ladybirds started our day with a circle time to share our favourite books and costumes.
We then spent time rotating around 6 activities:
  1. Author table- Used paper to make mini books to retell familiar stories.
  2. Illustrator table- Used 'how to draw' instructions, children became illustrators to create animal characters for a book.
  3.  Create and make- Made a book mark, played I spy, solve a wordsearch.
  1. Read and explore- children shared their favourite books with each other and Mrs Tunmore.
  2. Read and share- Used the laptops to access 'share a story' on the WBD website.  Chn chose new or favourite stories to listen and watch.
  3. Construction- Focus on the Fire of London story- chn build a London house, a boat to escape in and a box to bury with treasures inside- linked to our English work.
In the afternoon, we joined Penguin Class and they shared their Jack and the Beanstalk stories and read other stories.
We finally ended with the story 'Poo in the Zoo'- we loved it!


Bees spent the morning with Col Utd doing a practical book activity of having to find characters in the story and taking turns to read the direct speech. We loved meeting Eddie the Eagle. We also made our favourite book characters out of eggs.


Butterfly class spent the morning being creative. We thought about our favourite book character and made them into an egg! After this, we were joined by someone from Colchester United. He read a story with us and we had to complete the activities on each page, spotting the characters in the story. Eddie the Eagle also joined in our World Book Day activities! Once we had read the story, we made our own story in the same style. Colchester United also left us some books to take home and some book vouchers. 


For World Book Day in Turtle Class we focused on sharing and recommending our favourite books to each other. We created picture clue challenges for our friends to try and guess what our favourite books were and then we discussed these with one another during a ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’. It was a great opportunity to share and read our favourite books and hopefully find a new book to try! Along with the book clues we created a scrapbook of book reviews to keep in our class reading corner. It was a really fantastic day and we shared lots of different books with each other.


Tigers chose their favourite or current book they were enjoying and then spent the morning creating a miniature "guide-to" that book. First they redesigned the front cover, they then wrote two character profiles on characters from the book, they then created a story map where they plotted and summarised all the key events. Finally, in the back they wrote their own version of a blurb for their book. 


Year 6 had fun creating front covers for the class text - Macbeth, focusing on what we thought the main idea of the play was.  We played around with language to write our own witches spells which linked with Macbeth, our class topic (Abracadabra) and World Book Day!  We had a class discussion about reading and what we enjoy about reading and created a display of all our work today.