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!
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:
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.
Members of the Young Editors Club have been busy reading and editing an unpublished manuscript for publishers, Barrington Stoke. The book that they are editing has been written by Steve Cole and is called Tin Boy.
Reading the manuscript and making their amendments
Thank you to everyone that bought in a book from home to share with a friend, a classmate or teacher. I hope you enjoyed sharing stories with one another.
The quizzes went well with children in KS1 and KS2 taking part (in separate quizzes), who knew what amazing knowledge of books the children have and competitiveness too!
Miss Whiteley shared her favourite stories from when she was little, Little Anna and the Tall Uncle and Tikki Tikki Tembo with classes that came to the Library. The children particularly enjoyed the second story probably because they like trying to say Tikki Tikki Tembo’s full name which was Tikki Tikki Tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo. Now that is a long name!
Children are invited to bring in a book from home that they would like to share with a friend, a classmate, their teacher or perhaps even someone from another class or year.
Amongest other celebrations in the classroom, there will be separate WBD quizzes for KS1 and KS2 children where children will be playing in teams, Miss Whiteley will be sharing lots of stories during library sessions and every child will be given a World Book Day voucher which can be swapped for a World Book Day Book*.
*Books are available in Sainsbury (Moor Allerton), The Little Bookshop (Chapel Allerton) and branches of Waterstones and other participating retailers.