More library fun! Talk Like a Pirate Day.
I have started planning activities for our school library for the next academic year and decided on an addition for September. We always celebrate Roald Dahl day by having a week or fortnight of activity lunches based in the library, this will be the case again this year. Perfect opportunity to celebrate one of our most famous authors. This year I thought I’d add a fun day to September.
19th September is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, which falls on a Saturday, so we’ll celebrate on 18th. The picture above shows some of the items I’ve been collecting to decorate the library with. As the year 1 and 2 infant children will also being following Pirates as their theme for the first half term it all ties in nicely.
Super picture books to choose from;
Pirates Love Underpants – Clare Freedman and Ben Cort
The Night Pirates – Peter Harris
The Pirates Next Door – Johnny Duddle
The Pirate School series by Jeremy Strong and fantastic read aloud books for children as well as being super books for those beginning to gain confidence with their reading.
For the older readers, perfect opportunity to show case;
Treasure Island – R L Stevenson
Peter Pan – J M Barrie
How to be a Pirate – Cressida Cowell
Pirate Girl – Cornelia Funke
Hook’s Daughter – Heidi Schulz
Have to hold a treasure hunt in the library on the day of course; what better way to show reading as a treasure!! (Can’t wait)