World Book Day 2019
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 Robin Hood, The Wimpy Kid, The Enormous Crocodile, Alice, Matilda, Horrid Henry, the White Witch, almost the whole cast of Harry Potter (Harry, Ron, Hermione and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named!), Gangsta Granny and just about everyone from The Midnight Gang.
The staff had put in lots of effort too and many other books and authors were represented, everything from David Walliams' books, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Winnie-the-Pooh, Alice in Wonderland, The Lord of the Rings and Flossie Teacake's Fur Coat to name a few. (Mr Deery transformed into Burglar Bill and the Year 5 team were the entire story and cast of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!) 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!