Hello and Happy World Book Day!

At Abbey Road we are very passionate about reading so we are so excited to spend the whole day celebrating our love of reading books!  An American children’s author called Mary Pope Osborne said, “Reading is a passport to countless adventures” and we could not agree more.  Reading takes you to other worlds, it is something to be enjoyed and we love nothing more than seeing children develop that love of reading for pleasure.  Most importantly, we love hearing children talk about the books they love, therefore sharing their love of stories which today’s theme is all about.

Following is a suggested outline for the day:

Scheduled Events:

9.30am: Year 2 Teams Meeting with Mrs Phillips and Mrs Horton in your World Book Day Character Masks!  Check your Teams Calendar to access the  meeting.

10.30am: Share A Story Live!  Click on the following link and join Joseph Coelho & Fiona Lumbers, Tom Fletcher and Lydia Monks and special guest Rob  Biddulph talk about bringing a story to life:


Tasks to be completed:

Task One 

Record yourself sharing your favourite story and share it with a family member.  Your story needs to be relatively short and will preferably include a villain!  To find out more, watch Mrs Phillips explain today’s task  here.

In the ppt, there is a video of Mrs Worton reading, How the camel got his hump. Should the video not play, please find it here.

Task Two

Bingo!  Complete and colour in five of the tasks and BINGO!  Click on the link below to view the bingo sheet.  All of the Bingo tasks can be completed on paper but there are some that are available as a worksheet and can also be found in the below links:

AR Y2 World Book Day Bingo

Blank Wordsearch

Book Cover Design

Book Review template

Wanted Poster

Design an outfit for a character

Task Three:

Take a photo of yourself reading somewhere unusual and send it in to year2@abbeyroadprimary.co.uk.  We will feature it on our website.

EXTRA Tasks:

Here are a few extra tasks that you may like to complete:

Design a bookmark

Share a Story Activity

The Masked Reader

We hope you have a really enjoyable, Happy World Book Day!

The Year 2 Team