This week (on Monday and on Tuesday) Year 6 children had the opportunity to visit Moor Allerton Library.
First the children learnt a little about Leeds during World World II and then participated in three activities. Afterwards they browse and chose a book each.
Looking at books and a map of Leeds that was in the German’s possession.
What would you take in your suitcase?
Today, 53 Children from KS1 and KS2 visited the Nick Sharratt Exhibition, Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants at Central Library. The children explored the exhibition and attended a workshop based on the exhibition.
Enjoying the Nick Sharratt Exhibition
Dressing up time!
They also completed the trail around Leeds City Art Gallery experimenting with media and working with others to complete challenges.
Does the gallery look different from this angle?
The children thoroughly enjoyed their day at Central Library and the Leeds Art Gallery.
In school we have been learning a little about World War I and why we wear poppies and hold a minutes silence on 11th November.
If you would like to find out more about World War I we have a large number of non-fiction (information) books and also lots of fiction (story) books. Visit the Library to find out more.
Today author, Tom Palmer visited children in KS2.
Tom talked about his latest book Armistice Runner and ran two Football Reading Games much to the delight of the children who enjoyed the quiz and especially the penalty shoot out.
The winners of the penalty shoot out
A group of children from Year 5 and Year 6 then had the opportunity to participate in a writing workshop WWII based. The children came up with some amazing story ideas including a story about a German pilot who had crashed landed his plane and befriended an English pilot who had also crashed in occupied France and how they helped one another get back. home.
The Artefacts; A bible, A map of France and Germay printed on silk, playing cards with images of different planes (so that the pilots could learn which the enemy planes were) and a notebook which belonged to a prisoner in a prisoner camp of war and a pilot’s helmet.
The children then thought about ideas for their story…
Some children even tried on the pilot’s helmet to help them with their thinking.
Working together to develop their story ideas
If you would like to buy one of Tom’s books there is still time if you bring in the money either tomorrow or Thursday (books cost £6.00 each).
For more information about Tom Palmer and his books please click on the link below:
This afternoon author, Amy Wilson visited school as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival celebrations. Children in Years 4, 5 and 6 were very lucky to spend an afternoon with her and thoroughly enjoyed both her assembly and the writing workshop.
Assembly with Amy Wilson and children in Years 4, 5 and 6
Mythical Beast Writing Workshop
We are very excited to be having author, Tom Palmer visit us again on Tuesday 16th October.
Tom will be hosting The Reading Game with KS2 children and will also be running two writing workshops, one for a small group of Year 5 and the other for a small group of Year 6 children. The workshop will be linked to his new book Armistice Runner which is set during WWI.
During Tom’s visit there will be the opportunity to have books signed by Tom (that have pre-ordered) and also children who bring money on the day can buy a book/s and have them signed.
All books are priced at £6.00 (rrp £6.99)
Look out for the letter about this visit.
Today, Year 6 children visited Ilkley and attended a special session with children’s author, Emma Carroll. Emma won the Leeds Book Awards 2018 and has written several books. She talked to the children about being a writer, how she got the ideas for her stories and answered lots of questions. After the session many of the children met Emma and had their books that they had bought signed.
Emma talking books, Duran Duran and Egypt!
Amelia becomes an Egyptian Mummy
Book Signing and a photo opportunity with Emma
After lunch (at Riverside Gardens) Year 6 tested their map reading skills and participated in the Literature Festival’s book trail. They walked around Ilkley looking for clues in shop window displays and hunted for Mr Men characters (this year’s theme). The object to find all the hidden Mr Men and to complete the trail.
Soggy but happy!
For more information about other events taking place during the Ilkley Literature Festival please click on the link below:
This week all three Reception classes have visited Miss Whiteley in the Library. First they enjoyed a story and then explored the Library and looked at books.
Next week they will be learning all about how to look after books.
Every year the organisers of Ilkley Literature Festival ask a number of schools if they would ‘host’ an author that will be at the Festival. This year ACE was approached by the orgainsers and of course we said we would love to!
We are very excited that author, Amy Wilson will be visiting us on Friday 12th October from 1pm – 3pm.
Amy will be giving a talk about being a writer and her books for children in years 4,5 and 6. Afterwards Amy will be running a workshop for a small group of children in years 5 and 6.
Books will be available to purchase either in advance or children can bring money in on the day.
All books will be priced at £6.99 each.
Look out for your letter!
Today Tony visited children in Year 2. Each class had a session with Tony who performed some funny, sad, scary and slightly rude (about farts!) poems. The children loved them!
The children also pretended to be sloths (his favourite animal), looking at rhyming words and having a go at writing their own poems.
After school Tony lead a session for children and their parents to share more poems and the opportunity for the children to share what they had been doing.
Thank you to all the parents that came along.