World Book Day

On Thursday 5th March as part of our World Book Day celebrations we will be inviting children to come to school dressed as Where’s Wally (or Wenda).

We will be hunting for Wally throughout the day and sharing stories with one another.

Everyone will also receive a £1 token which they can swap for a World Book Day Book (available at book shops and some supermarkets). There are lots to choose from….

Kamilla visits Author/Illustrator’s Studio!

Author and Illustrator, Kate Pankhurst visited school last week and unfortunately Kamilla missed out on buying a book and having it signed.

Kamilla wrote to Kate and was thrilled to receive an an invitation to meet Kate at her studio yesterday.

How exciting!

Kamilla and her sister, Alicia had the opportunity to look at some of the drawings that Kate was working on, had their books signed and they even got to meet Olive, the dog!

Kate Pankhurst’s Visit to ACE

On Wednesday, children in years 3, 4 and 5 were treated to an afternoon with author and illustrator, Kate Pankhurst in partnership with the Ilkley Literature Festival.


Kate spoke about her latest series of books Great Women focusing on Emmerline Pankhurst (yes, she is a distant relative!), Maria Sibylla Merian (beware bird eating spiders are mentioned) and Junko Tabei (mountaineer extraordinaire). 

The children joined in in a draw along with Kate drawing their very own Junko Tabei’s conquering Everest.  The children had a great afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed Kate’s visit. 

The children’s programme at Ilkley Literature Festival takes place this weekend,

visit www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org for more information. 

You also might like to visit Kate’s website to find out more about her and the books that she has written:

www.katepankhurst.com

Kate Pankhurst Visit

Don’t forget!

Don’t forget that Author and Illustrator, Kate Pankhurst will be visiting school on Wednesday 9th October as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival celebrations.

Children in years 3,4 and 5 will attend a special session where Kate will be talking about her new series of books and about her writing journey.

Books will be on sale following the event and Kate will happily sign them too.

Books will be priced at £6.99 each.

For more information about Kate Pankhurst you might like to visit her website: www.katepankhurst.com

For more information about Ilkley Literature Festival (they have a children’s programme), you might like to visit their website:

www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk

Ilkley Festival Fun

Despite the rainy weather, children from Year 6 had an amazing day in Ilkley.

Having travelled by bus and train, Year 6 arrived in Ilkley where they worked in small teams, and with an air of competitiveness practised their map reading skills and successfully navigated the Book Trail.

Then in the afternoon attended a special event with author, Robin Stevens. After which the children had the opportunity to meet Robin and ask her questions about her books and writing. Many bought books and couldn’t wait to start reading them!

Ilkley Literature Festival

On Tuesday 1st October Year 6 children will be travelling to Ilkley to attend a special session with author, Robin Stevens. Robin has written a many books including a series of murder mystery books entitled Murder most unladylike.

The session will be interacted with lots of audience participation and after which the children will have the opportunity buy books and have them signed and also meet Robin.

Also during the day we will testing our map reading skills and attempting to complete the Ilkley Literature Festival Book Trail.

For more information about the Ilkley Literature Festival or about Robin visit websites below:

www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk

https://robin-stevens.co.uk/

Kate Pankhurst Author Visit

On Wednesday 9th October, author and illustrator, Kate Panhurst will be visiting school. This is part of an ongoing partnership as an outreach school with Ilkley Literature Festival (Year 6 children visit the Festival). She will be spending the afternoon with children in LKS2 talking about being a author, an illustrator and about her books. After the session there will be a selection of Kate’s books on sale which the children can buy and have signed.

Visit the blog again nearer the time for more information about Kate’s visit.

Leeds Book Awards

On Tuesday 21st May, Niah, Shams, Isaac, Sehansa and Shaza attended the Leeds Book Awards Ceremony at Pudsey Civic Hall.

Waiting for the awards ceremony to begin

The children had been participating in the awards from January and had read the six shortlisted books and had voted for their favourite one.

Author, Jason Beresford entertained the children with his funny antics before announcing the winner…….

Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan

 

Posing with the wining author

The children then met the authors and were filmed by Leeds TV News which they appeared on that evening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Being interviewed by Leeds TV News

 

 

 

 

 

After the ceremony the children visited Waterstones in Leeds before returning to school.

Traveling by train from Pudsey to Leeds Station

 

 

 

 

 

Browsing at Waterstones