Great Summer Reads

At a loose end? How about trying one the books below?

I Can Only Draw Worms (Paperback)

A slightly bonkers counting and picture book featuring our wiggly friends.

The Girl Who Speaks Bear (Paperback)

As a baby Yanka was abandoned, left in a bear cave, now she wonders where she came from. Join Yanka on her amazing journey to discover exactly who she is.

The Ickabog
This book is great because it is an ebook. That means you can read it on a phone, iPad or computer.
The Ickabog is a fairytale set in an imaginary land. For children 7-9 years but other ages will enjoy too.
www.ickabog.com
Wonderscape (Paperback)

If you have read the Uncommoners trilogy and enjoyed those books you are going to love this! A mix of gaming and time travel. Lost in the year 2473, can Arthur, Ren and Cecily manage to game their way back home?

The Highland Falcon Thief

A fast moving thrilling adventure story where characters Harrison and Lenny perform dare-devil antics and solve a high profile crime all aboard the Highland Falcon.

Steve Backshall's Deadly 60 (Hardback)

Steve Backhall travels six continents in six months. His challenge is to find the 60 most deadliest creatures on the planet.

Have you read any books during lockdown that you would like to recommend? If so let me know and I will post them on the blog.

Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge in Bedford Borough Libraries - Children ...
Parents-carers | Summer Reading Challenge

You can read books from home or if you are a member of a public library you can borrow e-books/audio books through Leeds Libraries ( https://www.leeds.gov.uk/leisure/libraries) or download the borrowbox app (https://www.borrowbox.com/). 

Silly Squad – The digital Summer Reading Challenge 2020 ...

Wanna get silly?!

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is being launched on 5th June and will end in September.

Sign up and join the Silly Squad, a bunch of animals who love to have a laugh and read lots of funny books. 

Once you have you have signed up you can read books, earn badges, get rewards and play games to earn more points.

Parents-carers | Summer Reading Challenge

What are you waiting for?

Click on the link and join now! https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

Great Easter Reads

Don’t know what to read next?

How about about one these great books?

The Girl Who Stole an Elephant: Amazon.co.uk: Nizrana Farook ...

Chaya, a no-nonsense, outspoken hero, leads her friends and a gorgeous elephant on a noisy, fraught, adventure through the jungle where a revolution is stirring. Will stealing the queen’s jewels be the beginning or the end of everything for the intrepid gang?

Nightshade - Alex Rider (Hardback)

The latest Alex Rider action packed adventure is here! Join Alex as he is sent by MI6 Special Operations to infiltrate a new and sinister organisation only known as Nightshade. Alex is on his own and the lives of thousands of people are at stake is he able to accomplish his mission?

Supertato

Meet Supertato! He is no ordinary superhero. But when an evil pea is on the loose has Supertato met his match or will he be able to defeat the pea and help his veggie friends?

Do You Love Bugs?

Creepy, crawly and maybe a bit scary? This book shows you how minibeasts can be truly awesome in their own way.

Fantastically Great Women Who Saved the Planet (Paperback)

Part of the Fantastic Women series. This book is about women that have made a difference in helping our beautiful natural world. Discover their untold stories.

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Set in Russia. Feo lives with her mother who is a wolf wilder and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. While Feo and her mother attempt to untame the pet wolves that people no longer want the Russian Amy threatens her very existence. Feo has no option but to go on the run.

Saviour Pirotta

Author, Saviour Pirotta will be visiting school on Thursday 26th March.

Many of you will be familiar with his stories based on mythical tales particularly his ones from Ancient Greece which are also his passion.  

Saviour will spend the day with children from KS1 and KS2. He will be telling stories and running workshops for the children and at the end of the day there will be a book selling/signing opportunity. 

Reading on holiday in Rhodes, July 2019

- About - Saviour Pirotta

Harry Potter Book Night

Last night four groups of children represented Harry, Cedric, Fleur and Viktor in the Tri-Wizard Tournament. They competed against one another in a series of three tasks where they use courage and daring to steal the golden egg from the dragon, saved their loved ones from the Black Lake and the clutches of the merfolk by creating gillyweed bathbombs and finally navigated their way around the maze and located the Tri-Wizard cup. They also had the opportunity to interact with some owls.

World Book Day Celebrations

Today we celebrated all things bookish and dressed up as Wally and Wenda. 

In the school Library and throughout the school more stories were shared and children took part in Wally themed activities including a scavenger hunt. 

All children will also receive a World Book Day voucher which they can swap for a World Book Day book at participating retailers.

See the voucher for more information or visit worldbookday.com

 

World Book Day

On Thursday 5th March as part of our World Book Day celebrations we will be inviting children to come to school dressed as Where’s Wally (or Wenda).

We will be hunting for Wally throughout the day and sharing stories with one another.

Everyone will also receive a £1 token which they can swap for a World Book Day Book (available at book shops and some supermarkets). There are lots to choose from….

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.