In the lead-up to this special week, each class set the tone by decorating their class entrances according to their book of choice. Class room entrances to worlds of adventure included imposing castle doors in the style of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts, jungle-themed doors leading to the home of the Enormous Crocodile, and spooky caves that invited students to join a scary Bear Hunt. From the moment they entered their rooms, children were transported to a world of literary delight. Treated to hot chocolates and marshmallow in special ‘Book Cafes’, children were delighted by the enthusiastic storytelling of their teachers. They even came to school in their pyjamas for our ‘reading for relaxation’ celebration on Thursday.
All the while, the children explored new and creative ways to explore the meanings behind books. STEAM projects included coloured landscapes, shoebox dioramas and medieval weapons. The children also interpreted stories through role-plays and music. And of course, children became authors by writing stories of their very own.
In classic British tradition, we rounded out Book Week by dressing up as our favourite book-themed characters. Harry Potter was a favourite as always, and we also saw many pirates, princesses, jungle animals and more.