World Book Day 2017
World Book Day was celebrated at Portway with a costume day showing the wide range of reading we do, both in school and at home. Amongst others, characters on the playground included Sherlock Holmes, Skulduggery Pleasant, Tarzan, Cruella De Ville (who managed to find a Year 4 dalamation to scare!), Veruca Salt, The Enormous Crocodile, Alice, Matilda, Horrid Henry, the White Witch, almost the whole cast of Harry Potter (Hagrid, Hermione, Bellatrix LeStrange, Dolores Umbridge and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named!) and Gangsta Granny. There were also characters from annuals such as Dennis the Menace, Spiderman, Captain America and a couple of Stormtroopers, whilst other costumes show that we've read autobiographies of people such as Matt Le Tissier, Steven Gerrard and Rory McIlroy. We even learnt about books we've never read and met K P Pinkerton from The Day of the Deadly Desperados!
The staff had put in lots of effort too and many other books and authors were represented, everything from David Walliams' books, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Day the Crayons Quit, Where's Wally, Flat Stanley and Alice in Wonderland to name a few. (Mr Deery was the Mad Hatter and Mr Ireland, The Boy in a Dress!) There are a few photos below.
Reading was also celebrated through the school 'Book Swap'. Pupils brought a book they had read and enjoyed to school and were able to swap it for another. Lots of fun was had making choices and a range of author and books were discussed. All in all, it has been a fun and creative day. It is always good to raise the importance of reading. It is one of the most important skills we can develop and, as proven today, there is a wealth of interesting, engaging and fun reading material out there to enjoy!