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Southover CE Primary School

World Book Week (including World Book Day Thursday 3rd March)

Tuesday 1st – Friday 4th March

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are looking forward to yet another fantastic World Book Week at Southover. Although the official date for World Book Day is the 3rd of March, we will be celebrating all week (with extra special celebrations on Thursday the 3rd to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of World Book Day).

This year, we have decided to mix up our annual photograph competition. We would love children to recreate a children’s book front cover like the photograph we have attached here. A quick Google search of ‘recreate a children’s book cover’ will come up with lots of suggestions; the more creative, the better. These then need to be handed, or emailed via the email address, to Ms Hayward-Tapp by the 2nd of March latest.

But the creativity doesn’t stop there! We are going to hold a ‘Book Bake off’ on Friday 4th March. Children are invited to bake and decorate a cake/cupcakes in the style of a chosen book. 

Children will need to bring their bakes in on the morning of the 4th of March and Ms Hayward-Tapp’s book club members will be the judges. After school, we will hold a cake sale and the funds will go towards buying even more books for classroom libraries. Children are invited to join in with both competitions and there are prizes to be won (with thanks to the Friends of Southover)!

On World Book Day itself, children are invited to dress up as either their favourite book character, author or they can even dress up as a word! The choice is theirs. All children will receive a £1 book token on the day which they can spend (in selected stores like Waterstones and Bags of Books) on one of the 12 new books that have been written especially for World Book Day. The Friends will also be hosting a book swap after school on the 3rd so don’t miss out on that! More details to follow from the Friends after half term.

We can’t wait to see the children’s entries for both the book cover competition and the bake off.


Many thanks and have a fantastic half term.

Ms Hayward-Tapp (English Lead)