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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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.
Local children’s author Tom Palmer will snap on his bicycle clips and cycle his way around all the libraries in Leeds as part of a special Tour de France author tour – on wheels!
Tom will be greeted at each library by groups of children from local schools, who will hear him talk about his love of books, the joy of reading and how libraries changed his life. Tom will also be reading a special short story he has written to celebrate this momentous occassion in Leeds – involving a young girl, her bike, a visit to the library and a wonderful adventure. Tom has also produced a brilliant resource pack for schools, which is also available to download.
Miss Whiteley will be taking a group of children to Moor Allerton Library to attend one of Tom’s special sessions – watch this space!
This morning 15 KS2 children were lucky enough to visit Moor Allerton Library and take part in a session with author Tom Palmer as part of his Tour De Leeds Libraries in celebration of Le Tour De France.
Tom showed off his bike that he had ridden to the library (Tom will be riding his bike from library to library over the next two weeks), spoke about reading and writing books, about his love of football and read his short story that he has written for the tour about a girl who visits her local library (on her bike).
Everyone enjoyed the morning and posed for a photo at the end of the session with Tom.
Over the past few months we have had lots going on the library, we celebrated Roald Dahl with a Dahlicious week in September, shared poems on National Poetry day and author Tom Palmer visited school for the day on Friday 16th November. Tom introduced children from years 3 – 6 to the Football reading game and finished off with a very popular penalty shoot out – I even had a go in goal!