On Monday 23rd November, author, Emma Carroll will be visiting Year 6 children, virtually. Emma will be talking to the children about what it is like being a writer and writing in general. She will primarily be focusing on one of her books; Letter from the Lighthouse which is Year 6’s class novel this term.
The children will also have the opportunity at the end of the talk to ask Emma lots of questions.
On Wednesday, children in years 3, 4 and 5 were treated to an afternoon with author and illustrator, Kate Pankhurst in partnership with the Ilkley Literature Festival.
Kate spoke about her latest series of books Great Women focusing on Emmerline Pankhurst (yes, she is a distant relative!), Maria Sibylla Merian (beware bird eating spiders are mentioned) and Junko Tabei (mountaineer extraordinaire).
The children joined in in a draw along with Kate drawing their very own Junko Tabei’s conquering Everest. The children had a great afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed Kate’s visit.
The children’s programme at Ilkley Literature Festival takes place this weekend,
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!
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:
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.