Ilkley Literature Festival

On Tuesday 1st October Year 6 children will be travelling to Ilkley to attend a special session with author, Robin Stevens. Robin has written a many books including a series of murder mystery books entitled Murder most unladylike.

The session will be interacted with lots of audience participation and after which the children will have the opportunity buy books and have them signed and also meet Robin.

Also during the day we will testing our map reading skills and attempting to complete the Ilkley Literature Festival Book Trail.

For more information about the Ilkley Literature Festival or about Robin visit websites below:

www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk

https://robin-stevens.co.uk/

Kate Pankhurst Author Visit

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.

Leeds Book Awards

On Tuesday 21st May, Niah, Shams, Isaac, Sehansa and Shaza attended the Leeds Book Awards Ceremony at Pudsey Civic Hall.

Waiting for the awards ceremony to begin

The children had been participating in the awards from January and had read the six shortlisted books and had voted for their favourite one.

Author, Jason Beresford entertained the children with his funny antics before announcing the winner…….

Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan

 

Posing with the wining author

The children then met the authors and were filmed by Leeds TV News which they appeared on that evening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Being interviewed by Leeds TV News

 

 

 

 

 

After the ceremony the children visited Waterstones in Leeds before returning to school.

Traveling by train from Pudsey to Leeds Station

 

 

 

 

 

Browsing at Waterstones

                   

 

 

 

 

 

Exciting news – We have our very own Free Little Library

This morning our Free Little Library was installed with the assistance of four of the School Council, Niah, Edward, Kevin and Maddie.

School Council together with feedback from their classmates have been working on this project this term.

The purpose to encourage more children to read outside of school

Below are some photos of how the Free Little Library was installed.

 

Digging the hole and making sure that the post is the correct length

 

 

 

 

Putting in the waterproof seal around the door

Fixing the box to the stand

Can you guess the theme?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Putting on the roof

 

 

 

Now we just need to put on the door handle and catch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filling up our new Free Little Library

 

 

 

It’s Finished!

What is a Free Little Library?

The purpose of a Free Little Library is to encourage and promote reading by providing the local community with access to books.

How do I use the Free Little Library?

The Free Little Library is a book exchange where people can borrow a book, take one or leave suitable books (in good condition) for others to enjoy.

When using it please ensure that you are supervising your child/ren.

Please look after our Free Little Library, after use make sure that the door is closed and if it is a windy day please make sure the catch is in place.

If you have any questions regarding the Free Little Library please contact Miss Whiteley.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What would you take in your suitcase?

 

 

 

Browsing

 

 

 

 

 

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