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 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.
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).
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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!
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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.
A group of Year 6 girls were very lucky to be invited by Year 7 and Year 8 pupils at Allerton High to join them in a very special event this afternoon with author of the Geek Girl series, Holly Smale.
Due to Miss Whiteley being over keen the children arrived a little early but actually this worked out really well as Holly was already there and chatted with the girls about books and what they liked to read and answered lots and lots of questions. She also invited them to stay behind at the end of the event and come aboard her tour bus!
Once everyone else had arrived the event began. Holly spoke to the girls about how she became an author, about her books and answered questions on everything to what inspired her to her favourite colour. She then spent time talking to the girls individually while she signed their books.
At the end once everyone had left with the exception of ACE, Holly true to her word led the children outside where they posed with her for photos in front of the tour bus and then went on the bus for a look around.
Today Year 6 journeyed by bus and by train to attend the Ilkley Literature Festival.
In the morning everyone took part in the book trail around Ilkley (a bit like a treasure hunt) which they thoroughly enjoyed. Then after lunch at Riverside Gardens Year 6 attended a special event with famous author Jeremy Strong before returning back to school.
Everyone had a fantastic day particularly laughing ‘their socks off’ at Jeremy Strong’s jokes.