Ilkley Festival Fun

Despite the rainy weather, children from Year 6 had an amazing day in Ilkley.

Having travelled by bus and train, Year 6 arrived in Ilkley where they worked in small teams, and with an air of competitiveness practised their map reading skills and successfully navigated the Book Trail.

Then in the afternoon attended a special event with author, Robin Stevens. After which the children had the opportunity to meet Robin and ask her questions about her books and writing. Many bought books and couldn’t wait to start reading them!

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

                   

 

 

 

 

 

World Book Day

Today we celebrated World Book Day in school.

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!

 

 

 

Tony Peek Visit

Today, Tony Peek visited school again. Back in September Tony spent the day working with Year 2 and this time it was Year 5.

Tony told tales, performed some of his poems and the children had the opportunity to ‘play’ with words and to create their own Haiku poems.

Tony reciting Poetry and sharing ideas for their poems

 

 

 

 

 

 Performing The Sloth Poem with Tony and working on their Haiku poems

 

 

 

 

 

In the afternoon a small group of children continued their creativity focusing on the theme of space and wrote some wonderful poems.

More Haiku poetry, rhyming poems and even a rap written by Ramtin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The finished poems complete with illustrations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Signing Session

 

 

 

 

 

World Book Day

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This year our theme is Share a Story.

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.