In Pre-Prep the children have been diving into brilliant books and watching an array of live author/illustrator events this week to celebrate World Book Day. Ladybirds, caterpillars, cats, witches, wizards and a host of other fascinating faces lit up our screens yesterday as we explored the wonder of reading. Reading for pleasure is at the heart of the curriculum at BCS and this week we relished the opportunity to celebrate high quality texts and to take a peek into the world of the characters that roam our pages. Over the weekend, please take some time to explore our treasure trove of author events and our virtual book library to hear the teachers reading some of their favourite children’s books. Thank you to all of the families who participated in the World Book Day Zoom quiz last night. You can still try it out here if you missed it.

Your teachers are very proud of all of your hard work this week and they have had lots of fun teaching you.

Keep reading and find a window to a new world!

Mrs Kavanagh Finch 


The Nursery children have had a very exciting World Book Day! They all looked amazing in their costumes and they were very keen to talk about what they were wearing. The children have enjoyed a range of activities around different books including making The Hungry Caterpillar and creating Elmer masks. They all enjoyed their Mad Hatter tea party lunch. The children also enjoyed reading a range of stories. Well done, Nursery!

Mrs Hall


In the words of J.K Rowling ‘I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.’

The children in Reception have loved World Book Day! The costumes were superb: ranging from Elsa from Frozen to Sherlock Holmes. The children have made bookmarks, thought about their favourite stories and they have completed a book review. Super work, Reception!

Mrs Reiner

Year 1

We had a wonderful week celebrating books in Year 1. Rumpelstiltskin was the key text that we looked at in English. The children thoroughly enjoyed creating their own Top Trumps cards and designing book jackets by writing a blurb and illustrating their own front covers. In PSHE, they became immersed in the catastrophe of ‘The Giant Jam Sandwich’ before following instructions to make their own less catastrophic jam sandwiches! During reading and spelling lessons, the children exercised their prediction and inference skills. They also created their own mini books focusing on favourite characters. Listening to books read by a range of people was a real treat too! We all enjoyed dressing up and discussing which books our chosen characters were from. We ended a busy and enjoyable week with a book quiz.
Well done, Year 1!

Ms. Benjamin-Coker

Year 2

The children have thoroughly enjoyed the World Book Day activities this week. They have been reading the story of ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Catastrophe’, by Ronda and David Armitage and the children have been thinking about the characters’ thoughts and feelings throughout the story; they have also given the story a twist by thinking of their own catastrophes. On Thursday, the children designed a new book jacket – including a front cover and a blurb – for their favourite books and they made their own books about the seven continents. During the afternoons, the children enjoyed the video recordings of the teachers reading their favourite stories. The costumes on Thursday were brilliant: Harry Potter, Mary Poppins, Captain Underpants and the Demon Dentist visited Year 2 to name but a few. Well done, Year 2!

Mrs Wingfield