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Belmont Book Week 2018 




Another year and another Book Week is nearly upon us! We will be celebrating our Book Week from Monday 26th February to Friday 2nd March. This year World Book Day is on Thursday 1st March. All the children will receive a £1.00 voucher to spend in participating bookshops during March.


Book Week Events:

  • Twinning (Children reading stories to other children in the school)
  • Book Box Exhibition
  • The Belmont Bumper Book Quiz
  • A visit from author Ross Montgomery for KS2 on Monday 26th February.
  • Ross will sign copies of his books on Monday; however please note that copies of his books will need to be pre-ordered and paid for before his visit
  • A visit from author/illustrator Chloe Inkpen for Early Years and KS1 on Friday 2nd March
  • Chloe will sign copies of her books on Friday; however please note that copies of her books will need to be pre-ordered and paid for before her visit
  • Book Fair throughout the week in the Bottom Hall
  • Poster competition with books to be won!


You can learn more about our authors by visiting the following websites:





Dress up day

We would like the children to dress up as their favourite book character and bring the book to school with them on Wednesday 28th February.


Poster competition 

We are looking for poster designers to help advertise our Belmont Book Week and invite any children to submit a design. There will be three winners:

  • One winner from Nursery or Reception
  • One winner from Years 1, 2 or 3
  • One winner from Years 4, 5 or 6


The posters will be printed and displayed around school. The winners will receive a prize from the book fair. The closing date for entries is Tuesday 20th February. Please hand all posters to the School Office.

The poster should be designed on an A4 sheet of paper and needs to show the dates of our Book Week: Monday 26th February to Friday 2nd March. Please write your name and class on the back of your poster. Check out the World Book day website for ideas and inspiration! www.worldbookday.com

Happy designing!


Parents reading in class 

During Book Week, we like to encourage parents to come in and read a story or poem to their class. It could be a favourite story from when you were young, or a short story that your child enjoys listening to. It might be a story or poem in a language that you speak at home. During the months of February and March the Languages of the Month are Portuguese & MaKaton, so it might be a story linking to these languages. If you would like to volunteer for this, please contact the class teacher so they can arrange a suitable time. We would also like to encourage you to spend time reading with your child during this special week.


Book boxes

Another exciting activity that we would like children to participate in during Book Week is to create a book box around their favourite story. Children place items in a shoe box or similar box as clues for a particular book for their classmates to guess! Throughout Book Week the children’s boxes will be exhibited for others to come and enjoy!


Book fair
The annual Book Week fair will be open for business from Monday 26th February to Thursday 1st March before school from 8.40am - 9.15am and after school from 3.00pm - 3.45pm in the Bottom hall. Please note that the Book Fair will also be open from 4.15 - 4.45pm on Thursday and this will be the last opportunity to buy books. The children will get a chance to look through the fair with their classes on Monday 26th February. Each class will have an opportunity to write a ‘Wish List’ that will be displayed in the Bottom Hall from Tuesday, if you would like to buy a book for your class.

Please remember that the school will receive commission for every book sold and this is used to update and develop class libraries and resources. You can also purchase books and book vouchers on the following website: www.travellingbooks.co.uk


To make the fair a success we need parents to help sell books at the fair and collect the money.

If you can help with any morning or afternoon sessions, please email the office messages@belmont.hounslow.sch.uk


New this year ‘100 Million Minutes Reading Challenge’: details to follow!


Thank you for your support!


Mrs Fanshawe & Mr P McDonnell (English Subject Leaders)