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 Year 1 children visited Moor Allerton Library and attended a session with author and illustrator, Chris Naylor-Ballesteros.
The children thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon, listening to Chris read and especially his drawing.
Yesterday, author Tom Palmer visited school, much to the delight of many children who enjoy reading his football and rugby themed stories.Tom lead an assembly for KS1 and KS2 children where he talked about being a writer and then the children had the opportunity to ask Tom lots and lots of questions.
Next, Tom spent the day with a group of sixteen Year 5 children on a local history project. This involved Tom working with nine schools each coming up with ideas, planning, helping to write and editing a chapter each. The finished story would consist of nine chapters and would be published on Tom’s website.
The children thoroughly enjoyed their day with Tom and were thrilled at the end of the afternoon to read their finished chapter which had been uploaded on Tom’s website.
The following children took part in producing the ACE chapter:
Aminah, Benjamin, Scarlett, Jasmine, Alex C, Alex O, Stella, Stefan, Zain, Ayush, Kristal, Chenai, Ben, Nishta, Charlie and Taiya.
To read their chapter click on the link below:
On Tuesday 6th June, author, Tom Palmer will be visiting school.
Tom has written a large number of books with football or rugby themes and more recently has written some with a historical theme.
Tom will be leading an assembly and then will be working with a group of year 5 children on a local history writing project with the finished article being published on his website.
After school a selection of his books will be on sale and Tom will happily sign them too.
Books will be priced either £5.40 or £6.30.
For more information please click on the poster below or look out for the posters advertising the event which will be displayed around school.
This afternoon author and storyteller, Saviour Pirotta visited school.
Saviour told stories to KS1 about his Gran who lives in Malta in a big house, the time the police chased her and how she ended up parking her motorbike in the sea!
He also told a story about a witch, a boy called Billy, lots of apples and some plums.
This afternoon local author and illustrator, Chris Mould visited school. Children in KS2 were treated to Chris’ stories and drawings and Chris also talked about his new book (the first in a series) called Pocket Pirates.
If you didn’t bring any money with you and you wished that you had it is not too late!
See Miss Whiteley by Wednesday 14th October to buy a copy of Pocket Pirates – £4.50 cheque (payable to Orinoco Books) or exact money please.
This morning fourteen children from across KS2 travelled to Leeds Civic Hall to attend a special session organised by the Leeds School Library Service. The children spent an enjoyable morning in the company of local author and illustrator, Chris Mould. Chris was hugely entertaining and talked about being both an author and an illustrator and also about his latest book Pocket Pirates. He even did some drawing too.
Chris will also be visiting school on this Thursday (8th Oct) so if you might like to take a look at his website and also hatchette books website, click on the links below:
Chris’ new book Pocket Pirates will be on sale on Thursday at school priced at £4.50 each. Bring money in a named envelope on the day.
On Monday 5th October a group of children will be attending a special session with local author and illustrator, Chris Mould. Then on Thursday 8th October Chris will be visiting the whole of KS2 at school!
Chris has written and illustrated lots of books including two popular series’ Something Wickedly Weird and Pip and the Lost Children.
At both sessions Chris will be talking about writing, drawing, his books especially his new book Pocket Pirates which is about some very small pirates (pocket sized in fact) that live in a junk shop. He might also even do some drawing!
If you are in Year 3 – 6 look out for a letter in your book bag about the event.
Copies of Pocket Pirates will be on sale at £4.50.
As part of this year’s Ilkley Literature Festival well known and loved author, Cathy Cassidy will be visiting Leeds Grammar School on Friday 2nd October and we are lucky enough to be able to take ten children along to meet her.
Miss Whiteley will be inviting five year 5’s and five year 6’s to accompany her to the event. Letters will be sent home together with a price list if anyone wishes to buy a book (although Cathy has said she will happily sign any books already owned).
All in all it should be a wonderful afternoon!
Today author, Gill Lewis visited children in UKS2. She talked about her latest book Gorilla Dawn and the plight of Gorillas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Gill also talked about her other books, about being a vet before she was an author and her love of animals.
The children enjoyed the dramatisation of how mobile phones are a threat to Gorillas, particularly Ismail’s portrayal of a Gorilla (complete with gorilla suit). They were enthralled by Gill and the subject of animals and asked lots and lots of questions.
There is still time to buy a book if you missed out today.
For one week only the books will be available to buy:
Gorilla Dawn costs £8.00 each
Sky Hawk, White Dolphin, Moon Bear and Scarlet Ibis are all priced at £6.30 each (a discount of 10%).
Cash (exact money) or cheques (please make cheques payable to Orinoco Books) are excepted. Please see Miss Whiteley.