Book Week Starts Monday 4th March 2024

Wallace Fields Junior School is holding Book Week during week starting Monday 4th March 2024. The purpose of our Book Week is to encourage children to pick up a book and read! We are planning lots of opportunities for cosy reading and visits to the library.  The Theme is "Read what you like." So please encourage your child to bring in a book they love that they can enjoy reading all week. Children are welcome to bring in pillows, blankets or onesies (over uniform) for cosy reading (please ensure they are named).

Dressing up for World World Book Day

On Thursday 7th March 2024 we will have a Book Character Day where all the children and staff shall dress up as a book character.

It is a day for dressing up as a personal favourite character for a book – for example: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Alice in Wonderland, Gangsta Granny, Pippi Longstocking, Voldemort, Cat in the Hat, Peter Pan, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG, Angelina Ballerina, Mr Bump,  Paddington Bear, Burglar Bill, the witch from Room on the Broom, Billionaire Boy, The Boy in a Dress, Thing 1 (or Thing 2), The Highway Rat, The Gruffalo , Aslan or the Snow Queen (Chronicles of Narnia) etc.

We do not expect parents to go out and buy costumes. Make props and masks – use your creative genius to think of new and innovative characters you have read about! It is not a football kit day or mufti day – book characters only please. If unsure, school uniform can be worn.

Children on a PE day should wear trainers and loose clothing as part of their outfit to accommodate the PE lessons.

Come in and Share Your Favourite Book

We would like to invite you to come into school one afternoon and share a favourite book (current or a childhood favourite) with a class for 10 - 15 minutes. Also, if you have a job as a writer, illustrator, publisher etc., please come and share that with us. Parents, Grandparents, Siblings or other relatives are welcome.  If you would like to come into read then please email

Book Week Craft - Bring in A Shoe Box

Please can all children bring in a shoe box or similar size cardboard box by 4th March 2024 for a competition during Book Week.

And Finally ..... Book Week School Lunch Menu

On Thursday 7th March 2024 Emma and her crew of Twelve15 (the lunch providers) will be doing a Book Week themed menu. Please see below.