World Book Day Competition!  


Dress up a wooden spoon as your favourite book character!

Bring in your entry to the assembly on World Book Day for judging….

Prizes will be awarded for the best 3 spoons in each unit! Points for originality, resemblance and creativity!

“SHARE A STORY” – 27TH February - 27th March


This year, Hayward’s is participating in the national campaign to get the country sharing stories from breakfast to bed time. They need OUR help to SHARE A MILLION STORIES during World Book Day month.

Schools, bookshops, libraries, businesses and homes nationwide are invited to join our fun nationwide social event to enjoy the pleasures of reading and SHARE A STORY on World Book Day… and every day. Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to their outcome and it is fun for all involved. You can read together anywhere and everywhere, from breakfast to bedtime! In the park, on the train, on the sofa, on a plane – reading and sharing stories can happen anywhere at any time.


At Hayward’s, in the week of the 27th of February, we will launch this and children will be provided with a simple chart to record when they have shared a story. We will also be inviting and encouraging children to bring in photographs of all the weird and wonderful places they like to read for a display in the library. More details on this will follow.




To celebrate World Book Day this year, in addition to the Book Fair which is taking place on the 25th February, we would like to invite you into school to “Share a Story” with your child(ren). All units will be holding Reading Cafes from 9.15am in the morning until 10am –if you have more than one child, this will hopefully give you some time to move around.

EYFS parents please note: the EYFS family reading session will now happen on this day rather than 28th February


In addition to the reading cafe, we’d like your child to participate in the celebration of the day by choosing one of the options below:

- Wear school uniform but bring in your favourite book (maybe from a time when you were younger) to share with your class mates

- Wear school uniform but bring or wear an accessory that is linked to a book / book character (this could lead into a nice game in class about which character it links)

- Wear full costume – come dressed as a character from a book!