Gorsey Bank Primary School pupil have been visited by two large publishing houses where pupils could ask questions and learn about the process of publishing a book.
The year five and six pupils had a classroom visit from Tiny Tree Publishers and i2i Publishing spoke to the whole school via zoom about how books get published, the process it takes, how they choose books to publish. After the pupils were welcomed to ask questions to the publishing houses.
The World Book Day celebrations focused around the theme of empathy, where each class would look at books based around the topic and were then encouraged to write their own poems or text.
Alongside, writing their own literature the pupils focused on building their own classroom curriculum bookshelves. These shelves teach pupils about reading different bodies of text and broadening their reading horizons. The best bookshelf has been displayed in the school library. Pupils were also able to spend vouchers at the local Waterstones.
Teachers and pupils were encouraged to bring their favourite books and dress up as a character from the book. Everyone took part in the “book chat” where they would share aspects of their favourite books and every year group was in a buddied up with a peer from another year for the disscussion.
The end of Gorsey Bank’s World Book Day celebrations came to an end with a book fair and family reading evening. Where everyone had hot chocolate, and listened to readings of the school’s favourite children’s books.