World Book Day 2022

Everyone dressed up as their favourite book character for World Book Day.

Click here to see some of their fantastic costumes.

Sponsored Reading Challenge

To encourage a lifelong love of reading at home and school, we are running a school sponsored reading challenge in association with World Book Day between Monday 28th February and Friday 4th March 2022. Children are sponsored to complete as many of the reading challenges in the grid as they can for the duration of the event. All the money raised will go towards brand new books for our school. Please see the letters below for the challenge grids.

Infant reading challenge - World Book Day 2022.pdf

Junior reading challenge - World Book Day 2022.pdf

2021 Winter Reading Challenge


If your child enjoyed this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, they may be interested to hear about the current Winter Mini ChallengeThis is all online, so no need for children to collect anything in libraries. But there is a fun website, where children can find games and book-related activities, along with ideas for what to read next. You can set up a personal profile on the site and anyone who reads and logs  3 books by 16 January  can download a certificate and a limited-edition virtual badge. The website address is
The ‘story’ of the Winter Challenge takes the same Wild World Heroes characters as in the Summer Challenge to a new adventure in the Arctic, where they find out about the creatures that live there and some of the environmental issues facing this region. I hope that children will find this both interesting and fun.

Georgina in Year 4 Wins Windrush Poetry Competition

Congratulations to Georgina, in Year 4, for winning the Windrush Poetry Competition run by and the Barbados Museum & Historical Society in association with  Reading Museum. The prize was a box of books fom the Barbados Museum Gift Shop.

Georgina's poem was entitled "Windrush Waters".

Celebrating World Book Day

World Book Day 2021 was a little different this year, but Long Lane children and staff still managed to celebrate their love of books and reading in style.  Both at home and in school, we have enjoyed a whole week of activities, including Masked Reader competitions, My Favourite Book show and tell, Author and Illustrator Academy workshops, quizzes, reading challenges, special lessons, daily story times and even a pyjama party bedtime story.  Our children have been very creative, building puppet theatres to retell favourite stories, making books, redesigning front covers and creating story characters from potatoes!
Remember to use your World Book Day book token to exchange for a free book (World Book Day 2021 special editions) or to get a £1 discount from a book of your choice (costing £2.99 or more).  This may be exchanged at selected booksellers and most supermarkets, see the website for details

World Book Day 4th March 2021

It's World Book day on the 4th March. 

Your teacher will be setting lots of activities for you to do this week. Please sign on to Microsoft Teams and look in the new World Book Day Channel.