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World Book Day and Book Hunt locations

World Book Day will be very different this year, but we can still have a fantastic virtual celebration! We would like you to focus all your home learning efforts on reading today. You can do this by: taking part in online masterclasses from some fantastic authors and illustrators; going on a book hunt in our local community; joining your teacher on Google Classroom to share a story; taking a picture of yourself reading in your favourite spot and completing some fun activities related to reading.


Get Caught Reading

Take a picture of yourself reading your favourite book in your favourite spot and upload it to your Dojo portfolio. Or maybe you will take the opportunity to read somewhere interesting or exciting?

Book Hunt:

Thank you to everyone who agreed to put a book in their window today. Here is a list of where you can find them:
Alston Crescent
Bampton Avenue
Barbary Drive
Borrowdale Avenue
Borrowdale Road
Cleveland View
Crummock Avenue
Dalegarth Grove
Dovedale Road
Dunblane Road
Druridge Avenue
Grizedale Court
Hawes Court
Kentmere Avenue x 2
Lunedale Avenue
Queens Avenue
Roker Baths Road
Seaburn Gardens
Shotley Avenue
Staveley Road x 4
Torver Crescent
Troutbeck Road
Wasdale Court x 2
Wearmouth Drive


We are going to spend some time creating, discovering, experiencing, exploring and imagining!



Choose a book that has settings or moods that change throughout the story (We’re Going on a Bear Hunt would be perfect, for example).

Draw or write down the main events of the story, then work on your own retelling of it, thinking about how you could change your voice to add expression or add sound effects.

You might also use items you have at home to add to your soundscape. For example, musical instruments, or other resources, such as pans, crinkly material or toys.

If you could film yourself and upload your video to Dojo, that would be great!



Choose a nonfiction book that you have at home. If you don’t have access to one, there are many available to you on Curriculum Visions: (password on Class Dojo)


If your chosen book has instructions (for example, a cookery book) follow those instructions and take a picture of your finished product. If your book is an information book, make a Powerpoint presentation, fact file, video, or draw a picture of what you found out about.



Please join your teachers on Google Classroom at the following times:

Nursery: 1.00pm

Reception: 2.30pm

Year 1: 9.15 am

Year 2: 1.30pm

Year 3: 1.30 pm

Year 4: 10.30am

Year 5: 2.15pm

Year 6: 11.15am


Keep your eye on School Story too, as you may find some stories appear throughout the day…….



Choose your favourite character from a book and draw a picture of them. Around the outline of your character, write down everything you know about their appearance. On the inside of the character, write everything down about how they feel. You can get an adult to write the words for you, even video yourself talking about the character if you would like.



Below, I have put a link for a story I would like you to listen to. While you are listening to the story, I want you to draw what you imagine the scene looks like. You can use any materials: pencil, crayon, pen, paint, chalk…….


Remember, don’t watch the video as you draw, just listen and imagine. Afterwards, you could watch the video and see how your picture compares to the original illustrations. Post your picture on Dojo, and we will be able to compare how you imagined the story with your friends.


Nursery and Reception: Listen to the story of Billy's Bucket by Kes Gray and Garry Parsons. From approximately 2 minutes 30 seconds, Billy describes what he can see inside his bucket. See if you can draw it!


Year 1 and Year 2: What do you think ‘the dark’ looks like in the story of Orion and the Dark by Emma Yarlett?


Year 3 and Year 4: How do you imagine Small and the Black Dog in this book by Levi Pinfold look outside the house? You can hear this part of the story at about 3 minutes 30 seconds.


Year 5 and Year 6: Listen to the first chapter of The Dark Wild by Piers Torday. Draw a picture of the setting described in the first few minutes.


If you enjoy Chapter One, the rest of the story is also available to hear here.