World Book Day 2021

Thursday 4th March 2021

To celebrate and encourage a lifelong love of reading at home and school, we will be running a sponsored read for the week of World Book Day 2021 between Monday 1st – Friday 5th March 2021. The project is being organised in conjunction with our Usborne Organiser, Rebecca Gregory, and all the money raised will go towards brand new books for our school. In addition to the sponsorship money, Usborne will also donate up to 60% of the total raised in EXTRA FREE BOOKS to the school. So for every £600 raised, we will get an extra £360 in FREE Usborne books! Please help us to enhance our reading resources for pupils by encouraging your child to spend a small amount of time each day either reading to themselves, to others, or being read to. They can read books, comics, magazines, newspapers, menus, websites, recipes, poems, leaflets, instructions – anything with words! If you are able to support our sponsored read, please find enclosed a sponsorship form & reading log, to record the minutes they have spent reading. After the sponsored read, please send all the sponsorship money that your child has raised to the school by FRIDAY 19TH MARCH 2021. We look forward to having lots more books for your child to read, share and enjoy. For more information, you can contact Rebecca Gregory directly via the following options.

Make a book character from an egg box!

Last year you wowed us with your creations using vegetables.  This year we would like you to have a go with an egg box!   How creative can you be?

In addition, for fun, please submit a question about the character you have made – There will be a Deal Parochial family fun quiz coming your way shortly, with your creations and questions (Please supply the answer too!!)

Pop the question and answer in an envelope with your name, class and the character’s name and book for Mrs Bridgeland to collate them all.

Make a book character from an egg box!

PhonicsPlay – a site packed with interactive phonics games. Phonics play is now free to use during this period.  Just type in: Username: march 20 / Password: home

  For as long as schools are closed, Audible is open.  Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them dreaming, learning, and just being kids.  


Revisit topics that you have learned about and revise key content and ideas on the BBc Bitesize website: 

Oxford Owl has a free eBook library  to help children develop their reading skills at home for years. For a limited period, while the UK schools are closed, we are temporarily adding hundreds more eBooks to the library so your child has more to read.

Words for Life is the National Literacy Trust’s website for parents. Lots of great ideas and free E-books to read.