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St William of York Catholic Primary School

World Book Day Celebrations

To celebrate World Book Day and encourage our children to have a love of books, we organised an exciting programme of events all week.

The children read with peers, dropped everything to read and receive ‘special deliveries’ of secret books from other year groups.

Positive early reading experiences are absolutely crucial in ensuring that children become engaged and develop as readers and writers.  Language, story patterns and banks of story plots to draw upon are all crucial skills which children rely upon as they develop as readers and writers.  

As well as supporting your child’s reading development through home school reading scheme books, the importance of sharing quality picture books and favourite story books with your child cannot be underestimated. Research confirms that ‘bedtime stories’ play a hugely important role in engaging children and developing a love of books, as well as giving you time to sit and share, talk about and enjoy books with your children. As a school, we are actively promoting a return to bedtime stories and because of this, children came in to school in their pyjamas on Thursday to experience an early bedtime story together.   

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