Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

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Reading Events

World Book Day 2022

This year's World Book Day theme was centred around the amazing vocabulary that we can learn from different books. We celebrated the day, using the text, 'The Word Collector' to stimulate many fantastic reading opportunities. 

Gareth Baker- Author visit

We loved welcoming Gareth Baker to our school and hearing about his love of reading. He kicked started our day with an assembly for each phase and then spent some time carrying out reading workshops. It was great to see the children engaged, and we loved welcoming him back in the term to carry out an author sale. We can't wait to have him back.

Reading awards 21.22

World Book Day Celebrations 2021



This year we will be celebrating World Book Day at home and in school! Just like last year, we will be theming our day around a book - The Bear and the Piano!



Below are all the resources and all the information you need to be able to take part in our fun day! We hope you enjoy getting stuck into a good book, and enjoy getting creative!


NEW this year: World Book Day competition - see the image below which details how to take part in our first WBD competition!


And don't forget to get dressed up as usual and send us lots of photos of what you've been up to at home!

The Bear and the Piano read aloud

Watch the Bear and the Piano being read aloud!

Other things to do at home on World Book Day:


National Literacy Trust is hosting a World Book Day event with Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell:  Thursday 4th March, 2pm

This world book day, meet multi-million-selling, award-winning author Cressida Cowell, creator of the How to Train Your Dragon books (and DreamWorks films) and The Wizards of Once series – and the Waterstones Children’s Laureate. Cressida will talk about her latest book, The Wizards of Once: Never and Forever, as well as How to Train Your Dragon, and will give tips on becoming an author or illustrator. Cressida has sold 11 million books in 38 languages, and sold out events at every major book festival. Unmissable!


  1. You can watch live on Thursday 4th March 2021 at 2pm.
  2. The link for the session is: 
  3. Please let us know if you are planning to join in at home!


We hope you enjoy it!

World Book Day Celebrations 2020



We celebrated World Book Day through the theme of bedtime stories. We believe that reading has and should have the power to inspire and encourage the imagination. And what better way to enter a world of imagination than through an exciting bedtime story? Children were encouraged to come to school dressed in pyjamas and dressing gowns and we sparked children’s imaginations through reading: “How to Catch a Star” by Oliver Jeffers.



Parents came and joined in the celebrations full of fun filled reading activities.


Take a look at all the fun we got up to!