26 Feb World Book Day

On Thursday 7th March 2019 it is World Book Day at Thornhill Primary School and we have lots of exciting events planned!

One of the main aims of the day is to encourage children to explore the pleasure of books. To encourage this, we will be providing your child on the day with a World Book Day book token, which can EITHER be swapped for a FREE specially-produced World Book Day book OR used to get £1 off any book or audio book priced £2.99 or more at your local bookshop.

This year, we are challenging ourselves to a ‘Ready, Steady, Read’ Sponsored Reading Challenge, where you can sponsor your child or any child at our school to read as much as possible for 2 weeks. All proceeds raised will go to funding supplies of books for our new library. More details can be found on the dedicated letter – Sponsored Reading Challenge LETTER (26.02.19)

We are also very excited to be launching our ‘Little Free Library’ with Thornhill Foundation on Thursday 7th March along with a Book Swap. The day will start with an official unveiling of the Little Free Library on our playground, with the special bookcase later mounted on the fencing just outside the drop off and pick up gates. To start us off, we would like every child to bring in a book in order to swap it on the day – you can of course bring in more than one book. The book or books should be in a usable condition; however, please remember you will be giving it away in exchange for fresh reading material – books will not be returned. We welcome books for adults too – the library will be open to all of the community!

Our Spring Book Fair (The Book People) will be available from Friday 1st March until Thursday 7th March. This should allow plenty of time to stock up in light of the sponsored read.

As a result of so many wonderful book activities happening, we would like to invite you for a special reading morning ‘Book for Bagels’. Similar to our previous Family Reading Mornings but with a twist – we would like visitors to read with a group of children not just their own. In return, bagels and refreshments will be on offer in exchange for your time. Please visit from 9-9.30 am.

Southpaw Coffee (Roman Way, N7) have agreed to come along and provide tea and coffee in the playground and to a profit share with the school… all funds raised going towards the new library so please refrain from grabbing a coffee on the way to school as there’ll be delicious offers available.

The children will be given the opportunity to dress up as their favourite book character and we would love you to do the same!

There will be a certificate and a photo in the newsletter for the best costumes. The following website has some useful hints and tips on how to create your exciting and affordable costumes: As usual, classes will be teaming up in all different year groups to do a Class Reading Swap in the afternoon.

If you have any questions, please speak to your child’s class teacher or feel free to come and find me; thank you in advance for your support.

Suetshan Huang (English Leader)

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