Deptford Park Primary School

The World in Our School

World Book Day 4th March 2021

Dear Parents,

Although the majority of our children will not be in school on Thursday 4th March we are still celebrating World Book Day.

Each of our Google Classrooms will have special activities during the whole week beginning Monday 1st March to promote reading. We are also encouraging our pupils to utilize the wide variety of books available for the children to enjoy on Bug Club, with reading comprehensions and ‘read-along’ options.  Throughout this week we will also be holding a competition for each phase, with a prize for the class that reads the most bug club books.  If your child needs their Bug Club login details you will be able to request these on your Google Classroom wall.

To celebrate and encourage a lifelong love of books and reading at home and school, we will be holding a virtual Usborne Book Fair from Monday 1st March to Friday 5th March to coincide with World Book Day.  The project is being organised in partnership with Usborne Books, and every book purchased at the School Book Fair will mean more free books for our School. Usborne will also donate up to 60% of the total spend in EXTRA FREE BOOKS to the school. Please help us to enhance our reading resources for pupils by visiting the virtual Book Fair during the week.  

You can access the dedicated group here:

Payment can be made by card or Paypal and World Book Day vouchers are also accepted for £1 off any chosen book. (An electronic version of the voucher is attached to this letter. There will be range of fact, fiction, sticker and activity books and Jigsaws available as well as a number of special offers too so I’m sure there will be something for everyone.

We are also encouraging children to dress up as their favorite book character for their class’s google meeting during the week of World Book Day.

Happy Reading!

World Book Day Token


On World Book Day, the Lewisham Mental Health Support Team are delighted to share with you news that Lewisham Library will soon be stocking new titles from the Reading Well for Mental Health Collection for Children, Young People, and Adults.

  Please click here for the full list of available titles.

Whilst the MHST cannot recommend particular books, these titles are being provided free for libraries across England, by The Reading Agency and the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

The books will be available from Lewisham Library once re-opened, but many of them are also accessible in e-book format for free for Lewisham Library members. 

 If you are not currently a member, please visit the following website to find out more: 

 We hope you find these resources helpful, and enjoy reading on World Book Day!

 The Lewisham MHST


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