Welcome back!

Welcome back to School!

This term there are lots of exciting things being planned……

Friday 27th September – Dress Up Dahlicious Day

We will be celebrating all things Roald Dahl and also will be dressing up as a character from one of Roald Dahl’s books to raise money for Roald Dahl’s Children’s Charity.

Thursday 3rd October – National Poetry Day

This year’s theme is water so we will be sharing some watery poems and having a go at writing our own.

Monday 7th – Friday 11th October – Children’s Book Week

We will be sharing our favourite books and Key Stage 2 will be preparing from a visit from an author & illustrator.

Friday 11th October – Visit from author & illustrator Chris Mould (KS2)

Chris will be visiting school and talking about his books. More information to follow.



LBA Award Ceremony



Today 10 children accompanied by Mrs Johnson and Miss Whiteley attended the Leeds Book Awards Award Ceremony at the Pudsey Civic Hall.

Over the past 4 months, the children had been reading the 6 shortlisted titles, writing reviews on the Leeds Book Awards website and discussing the books. Then finally they had the opportunity to vote for their favourite.

Almost 50 Primary schools and 450 children participated in the awards all of which were invited to the ceremony.

Poet Craig Bradley provided the entertainment and announced the winning book and author…..

Poppy’s Hero by Rachel Billington

Poppy's Hero

After the ceremony finished the children had the opportunity to buy books and get them signed by the authors.

All in all a fantastic day!

Posing with the winning author

Posing with the winning author









Voting is now closed

Over the past three months the members of the Leeds Book Awards book club have been reading the six shortlisted books and today they voted for their favourite one.

The shortlisted books that they had to choose from were:

  • Poppy’s Hero by Rachel Billingham
  • Hitler’s Angel by William Osborne
  • Gods and Warriors by Michelle Paver
  • Granny Grabbers’ Wizz Bang World by Charlotte Haptie
  • Fright Forest by Martin Sedgewick
  • THe Demon’s Watch by Conrad Mason

Many had difficultly choosing which was their absolute favourite and without giving too much away the voting was very split. Now we just have to wait until the Awards ceremony in Pudsey on 21st May to find out which book has one overall.



Author adopted by Year 5

Year 5 have adopted an author!

Charlotte Haptie has written several books, one of which, Granny Grabber’s Wizz Bang World has been shortlisted for this year’s Leeds Book Awards.

Year 5 will be reading some of Charlotte’s books and will be able to ask her for some tips on writing.

Visit Charlotte’s website for more information about her books


 granny Grabbers  Granny Grabbers Daring Rescue

World Book Day

wonderful-world-book-daybooks-rockToday at school we celebrated World Book Day. This year we chose not to dress up but to bring in our favourite book or comic, and we had a lovely time sharing our favourite stories with one another.

All children will have also have received a World Book Day voucher that they can swap for a specially produced book (see right) or can have £1 off the cost of  a book. Hurry though as you can only use the voucher until 24th March!


Visit www.worldbookday.com for more information and a list of local booksellers where  vouchers are accepted.


Leeds Book Awards update

The book group has been meeting for the past few weeks and the children have been busy reading the shortlisted titles.

Here are some of the reviews so far:

Poppy's HeroEmily wrote “Poppys hero to me was a brilliant book it is heart touching and it has a lot of feelings and emotions. I think you will love it”.

5 out of 5


Gods and warriors

Sory wrote “the best book I’ve ever read”

4 out of 5



Hitler's Angel

Adam wrote  “I really enjoyed it. As soon as I’d started it I really couldn’t stop, it was as if the pages were turning themselves”.

5 out of 5