Moor Allerton Library Visits

This week (on Monday and on Tuesday) Year 6 children had the opportunity to visit Moor Allerton Library.

First the children learnt a little about Leeds during World World II and then participated in three activities. Afterwards they browse and chose a book each.






Looking at books and a map of Leeds that was in the German’s possession.







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Nick Sharratt Trip

Today, 53 Children from KS1 and KS2 visited the Nick Sharratt Exhibition, Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants at Central Library. The children explored the exhibition and attended a workshop based on the exhibition.

Enjoying the Nick Sharratt Exhibition


Dressing up time!


They also completed the trail around Leeds City Art Gallery experimenting with media and working with others to complete challenges.






Does the gallery look different from this angle?








The children thoroughly enjoyed their day at Central Library and the Leeds Art Gallery.

Amy Wilson Visit

This afternoon author, Amy Wilson visited school as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival celebrations. Children in Years 4, 5 and 6 were very lucky to spend an afternoon with her and thoroughly enjoyed both her assembly and the writing workshop.

Assembly with Amy Wilson and children in Years 4, 5 and 6

Mythical Beast Writing Workshop


Book Signing

Tom Palmer – Author Visit

Image result for tom palmer children's authorWe are very excited to be having author, Tom Palmer visit us again on Tuesday 16th October.

Tom will be hosting The Reading Game with KS2 children and will also be running two writing workshops, one for a small group of Year 5 and the other for a small group of Year 6 children. The workshop will be linked to his new book Armistice Runner which is set during WWI.

During Tom’s visit there will be the opportunity to have books signed by Tom (that have pre-ordered) and also children who bring money on the day can buy a book/s and have them signed.

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All books are priced at £6.00 (rrp £6.99)

Look out for the letter about this visit.

Author Visit – 12th October

Every year the organisers of Ilkley Literature Festival ask a number of schools if they would ‘host’ an author that will be at the Festival. This year ACE was approached by the orgainsers and of course we said we would love to!

We are very excited that author, Amy Wilson will be visiting us on Friday 12th October from 1pm – 3pm.

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Amy will be giving a talk about being a writer and her books for children in years 4,5 and 6. Afterwards Amy will be running a workshop for a small group of children in years 5 and 6.

Books will be available to purchase either in advance or children can bring money in on the day.

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All books will be priced at £6.99 each.

Look out for your letter!

Tony Peek Visits Year 2

Today Tony visited children in Year 2. Each class had a session with Tony who performed some funny, sad, scary and slightly rude (about farts!) poems. The children loved them!

The children also pretended to be sloths (his favourite animal), looking at rhyming words and having a go at writing their own poems.

After school Tony lead a session for children and their parents to share more poems and the opportunity for the children to share what they had been doing.

Thank you to all the parents that came along.




Tony Peek Visit – Year 2

Mr Peek’s Poetry

On Tuesday 18th September, Poet, Tony Peek will be visiting children in Year 2. Tony will be sharing some poetry with the children and will be helping them to write their own.

Tony will be selling two books, priced at £5 for one or £7.50 for both books.

Nice & New Bits & Bobs

Look out for the letter in your book bag!

Summer Reading Challenge

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Up for a challenge over the summer holidays?

Why not take part in the Summer Reading Challenge?

All you have to do is read 6 books (or more), collect stickers and more. If you complete the challenge you will also receive a certificate.

The best thing is that to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge it is FREE.

Sign up at your local public library.

For more information visit:

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