Exciting news – We have our very own Free Little Library

This morning our Free Little Library was installed with the assistance of four of the School Council, Niah, Edward, Kevin and Maddie.

School Council together with feedback from their classmates have been working on this project this term.

The purpose to encourage more children to read outside of school

Below are some photos of how the Free Little Library was installed.

 

Digging the hole and making sure that the post is the correct length

 

 

 

 

Putting in the waterproof seal around the door

Fixing the box to the stand

Can you guess the theme?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Putting on the roof

 

 

 

Now we just need to put on the door handle and catch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filling up our new Free Little Library

 

 

 

It’s Finished!

What is a Free Little Library?

The purpose of a Free Little Library is to encourage and promote reading by providing the local community with access to books.

How do I use the Free Little Library?

The Free Little Library is a book exchange where people can borrow a book, take one or leave suitable books (in good condition) for others to enjoy.

When using it please ensure that you are supervising your child/ren.

Please look after our Free Little Library, after use make sure that the door is closed and if it is a windy day please make sure the catch is in place.

If you have any questions regarding the Free Little Library please contact Miss Whiteley.

Moor Allerton Library Visits

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?

 

 

 

Browsing

 

 

 

 

 

Nick Sharratt Trip

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.

Tom Palmer Visit

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:

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Amy Wilson Visit

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

   

Book Signing

Tom Palmer – Author Visit

Image result for tom palmer children's authorWe 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.

OTL-new cover

 

 

 

 

 

All books are priced at £6.00 (rrp £6.99)

Look out for the letter about this visit.

Ilkley Literature Festival Trip

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:

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