Harry Potter Book Night

Last night four groups of children represented Harry, Cedric, Fleur and Viktor in the Tri-Wizard Tournament. They competed against one another in a series of three tasks where they use courage and daring to steal the golden egg from the dragon, saved their loved ones from the Black Lake and the clutches of the merfolk by creating gillyweed bathbombs and finally navigated their way around the maze and located the Tri-Wizard cup. They also had the opportunity to interact with some owls.

World Book Day Celebrations

Today we celebrated all things bookish and dressed up as Wally and Wenda. 

In the school Library and throughout the school more stories were shared and children took part in Wally themed activities including a scavenger hunt. 

All children will also receive a World Book Day voucher which they can swap for a World Book Day book at participating retailers.

See the voucher for more information or visit worldbookday.com

 

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!