Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School

Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand

How we celebrated World Book Day at Lady J.

We are celebrating the anniversary of World Book Day with the message for all children ‘read your way‘! This is a day full of exciting, celebratory ways to promote reading for pleasure on World Book Day, and all-year round.

Author and illustrator, Katherine Turner, runs workshops with Years 1 and 2

Katherine spoke about her journey of becoming an author and illustrator of children’s books. She read them her first picture book, ‘Daddy’s Brilliant Beard,’ and answered questions from the children regarding the book and her journey. 

She then ran a workshop around character development where they discussed the importance of creating a main character that is both likeable and relatable. The children brainstormed characteristics taken from both our experiences and our imagination to create a made-up character. They  wrote down how the character might look, and what abilities and strengths it could have. They then looked at fun and imaginative ways to name their characters. Each child then created their own characters and gave them names. 




Our children made a fantastic effort to dress up as their favourite book character!

Our Lady J staff team transformed!

Our Reading Ambassadors lead our WBD assembly.

The children did a Wally Hunt on the playground. The children had to find out what each Wally's favourite book is.

We did fun, book-related activities.