Thursday 3rd March

2nd March 2016

World Book Day takes place on Thursday 3rd March 2016, and we would like to invite all the children (and staff!) to come to school dressed as their favourite book character. Please do not feel pressured to produce elaborate costumes. Ideas such as wearing their own clothes with Who am I “clues” attached to guess a character or simply wearing a couple of accessories such as hat, glasses etc to “suggest” a character can be just as effective.

Across the week and on the day itself, pupils will be undertaking book related activities in class which will be shared on our web site.

World Book Day celebrates the joy and value of books and reading, especially for children. To help get them started on their reading journey, every child receives a £1 World Book Day Book Token that can either be exchanged for one of EIGHT special £1 World Book Day books, or used to get £1 off any book costing £2.99 or more. Your child’s token is enclosed and can be redeemed at most UK bookshops. Please help your child to use it on or around World Book Day by visiting your local bookshop (if you need help finding one, visit

In conjunction with this event, St Mary’s will be hosting The Travelling Book Company from Monday 29th February until Friday 4th March. (Please see separate information letter) The token may also be exchanged here to receive £1 off any book costing more than £2.99

You can join us in building your child’s enthusiasm for books well beyond World Book Day by reading together regularly and joining your local library if you are not yet members. For more information about World Book Day and ideas on sharing books at home, visit

Children are never too young to start their journey with books, and the benefits of reading are enormous—so we hope, like us, you will use World Book Day to celebrate it with your child.

During the week, we are hosting a Children's Book Fair in the KS1 base area. The Book Fair will be held at the following times:






Pupil sessions



(not Tues)


3.20pm- 4.15pm


Pupils must be accompanied by parents/carers for this session please.


If you want your child to purchase books at lunchtime, please place the money in a sealed envelope labelled with the child’s name/class and amount and ask your child to hand it in to his/her teacher for safe keeping.