Prae Wood Primary School

Prae Wood Primary School

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Book Week 2023

We've had a brilliant time during Book Week! We’ve hosted some super events, including an author visit and story workshops, a ‘Fantastic Flag challenge’ and DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) sessions andwe enjoyed seeing everyone’s inventive costumes in school- pupils and staff alike!

Every year group was assigned an exciting book to explore over the course of the week. Here are the titles that were examined during guided reading and other activities including speaking and listening tasks, art and drama

NURSERY Octopus Shocktopus  RECEPTION Never let a diplodocus draw  YEAR 1 There's a bear on my chair  YEAR 2 You must bring a hat  YEAR 3 The Bolds  YEAR 4 Real pigeons fight crime  YEAR 5 Kid Normal  YEAR 6 The day the screens went blank


At the start of Book Week, each class was challenged by Mrs Sheppard to create a FANTASTIC FLAG, which would summarise their assigned book using form, colour and symbols to represent the themes of their book, featured characters and/or jokes. We learnt about why we have flags and their historical background and set out to complete the challenge over the course of the week. The flags made inventive use of the resources available in school and included plenty of recycled materials; have a look at some of the creative ideas implemented by each class


Olaf is a comedian and children's author, who illustrates his own books. He is also the creator and presenter of Art Club on an online art channel for kids. He hosted some brilliant assemblies and workshops for the different year groups, encouraging everyone to join in with his draw-along tutorials

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

On Thursday, pupils were given a World Book Token and invited to exchange it for one of a choice of new titles. Which book did you choose?.......


On Friday everyone was invited to dress up as a fabulous, funny book character, or one from their favourite book. We really enjoyed seeing everyone in their inventive costumes- have a look at some of the characters who arrived at Prae Wood school for the day....