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
This afternoon the Young Editors continued to read the manuscript and also produce some illustrations that they thought would be good to include.
Members of the Young Editors Club have been busy reading and editing an unpublished manuscript for publishers, Barrington Stoke.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
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!
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
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.
The 2 Year Old Nursery visited the library this morning to listen to the story of The Three Little Pigs.
Listening to the story
The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf
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!
The Graphic Novel Team hard at work
Working on the Leeds Book Awards Display
World Book Day is almost here!
We will be celebrating all things bookish on Thursday 7th March.
As part of the celebrations everyone will receive a World Book Day voucher which you can use to claim your special World Book Day Book from participating bookshops and supermarkets.
The books this year are:
More information about the other celebrations will follow soon.
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.