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,
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:
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.
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: