Dermot O’Leary Author Event

On Tuesday (23rd April) a group of Year 5 children attended a very special author event hosted by Roundhay School.

Dermot O’leary talked about his series of books Toto the Ninja Cat and then his latest book Wings of Glory (set in WWII). He answered questions in a chat show format before reading an extract of his book.

The children also had the opportunity to participate in a draw-a-long with book illustrator Claire Powell having a go at drawing the hero of the story; Linus the swift and to ask Dermot some questions.

It was a fantastic fun afternoon.

WBD Author Event

Year 5 were excited to have author Annabelle Sami visit them on World Book Day.

Annabelle spoke to the children about herself, being a writer and delivered a writing workshop in each class based on her new series of books Dream Weavers.

The children thoroughly enjoyed her visit and many after the workshops were able to ask Annabelle some more questions as she signed their books.

World Book Day

WoW! What an amazing day!

School was filled with Dalmatians along with a Cruella or two and of course the Badun brothers.

Children took part in sharing stories, quizzes, book reviews and lots of book related activities and everyone received a £1 WBD voucher which is redeemable at participating retailers until 31st March – see for more information.

World Book Day

As part of our World Book Celebrations everyone will receive a £1 World Book Day Voucher.

You can swap the voucher for one of these fantastic books (or £1 off the rrp of any other children’s book):

To get your book visit one of the many participating retailers such as supermarkets, Waterstones, WHsmith and The Little Book Shop in Chapel Allerton.

Vouchers expire on 31st March.

Author Event – WBD

As part of our World Book Day celebrations on Thursday 7th March; author Annabelle Sami will be visiting school. Annabelle will be delivering writing workshops with children in Year 5.

Children will be able to pre-order & buy books on parentpay which Annabelle will sign on World Book Day.

Deadline: Wednesday 28th February

World Book Day

We have a theme this year which is 101 Dalmatians. Miss Whiteley has been sharing the story with many classes over the past few weeks.

Children are invited to dress up as one of the Dalmatian puppies – wear a white t-shirt with black spots. You can easily make your own using an white t-shirt and either decorate using a black felt tip pen or on paper colour in black spots, cut out and sellotape onto your t-shirt.

If you are not dressing up then please wear your school uniform as usual.

Whether you are dressing up or not everyone will be able to take part in lots of different activities and time to enjoy reading and sharing books and will be given a £1 World Book Day voucher which can be redeemed at participating retailers.

For more information about World Book Day, please visit:

World Book Day

We will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 7th March.

This year’s theme is 101 Dalmatians.

We will be inviting children to dress up as a Dalmatian puppy by wearing an old or cheap white t-shirt decorated with black spots. Staff will be dressing up as Pongo, Perdy, Jasper, Horace or perhaps even Cruella De Ville herself!

It will be a day of celebrating books with lots of time for stories, class novels and book-themed activities and children in Year 5 will be participating in Dream Weavers themed writing workshops led by author Annabelle Sami.

Emma Carroll Author Event

Author Emma Carroll will be visiting Year 6 virtually on Thursday 30th November. Emma is the author of many books but the one she will be talking about is Letters from the Lighthouse which is the current Year 6 novel and one that is linked to their current WWII topic.

Emma will be talking about writing, and will read extracts from her book. She will also be discussing the plot with the children and answer any questions that they might have.

For more information about the author and her books please visit

Andy Seed Author Event

This afternoon factual author Andy Seed visited children in LKS2. The children absolutely loved his fun and fact filled session. Andy quizzed them on their ocean creatures knowledge before inviting the children to ask him their own questions. The moustache pencils were also a hit.

At the end of the session there was time for book signing and a few photos.