Members of the Young Editors Club have been busy reading and editing an unpublished manuscript for publishers, Barrington Stoke. The book that they are editing has been written by Steve Cole and is called Tin Boy.
Reading the manuscript and making their amendments
Thank you to everyone that bought in a book from home to share with a friend, a classmate or teacher. I hope you enjoyed sharing stories with one another.
The quizzes went well with children in KS1 and KS2 taking part (in separate quizzes), who knew what amazing knowledge of books the children have and competitiveness too!
Miss Whiteley shared her favourite stories from when she was little, Little Anna and the Tall Uncle and Tikki Tikki Tembo with classes that came to the Library. The children particularly enjoyed the second story probably because they like trying to say Tikki Tikki Tembo’s full name which was Tikki Tikki Tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo. Now that is a long name!
Children are invited to bring in a book from home that they would like to share with a friend, a classmate, their teacher or perhaps even someone from another class or year.
Amongest other celebrations in the classroom, there will be separate WBD quizzes for KS1 and KS2 children where children will be playing in teams, Miss Whiteley will be sharing lots of stories during library sessions and every child will be given a World Book Day voucher which can be swapped for a World Book Day Book*.
*Books are available in Sainsbury (Moor Allerton), The Little Bookshop (Chapel Allerton) and branches of Waterstones and other participating retailers.
This week the club members continued with their graphic novel, wrote book reviews, started a Leeds Book Awards Display and held a heated discussion about one of the shortlisted books; Dragon Daughter which ended in a drama duel!
On Wednesday 54 children from Years 5 and 6 spent the evening at ‘Hogwarts’. Upon arrival the sorting hat decided which house they would each be in. Then each house led by a Professor visited a carousel of activities; they held owls, read extracts from Harry Potter books, searched for clues to complete the Maraurder’s Map Scavenger Hunt, visited Honeydukes, had their faces painted and even created potions!
House points were awarded and at the end of the evening once assembled back in the Great Hall the winning House was named…….
Thank you to all the children for attending this event and a special big thank you to all the staff that helped.