Raid your Reading!

As a school we have been applying the Talk for Writing scheme during Literacy lessons.  It is working really well in all the classes and it's great to see the children telling stories using the actions they have learned. I love the fact the children have the opportunity to learn so many stories throughout the... Continue Reading →

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New book awards, LOL!

Very busy lately - presenting a reading for pleasure course, World Book Day celebrations, chatterbooks group coming to an end, etc, etc. Anyway looking forward to this new book award, The Lollies!  It replaces the Roald Dahl funny book prize which ended in 2013.  There are 12 books to vote for 4 picture books, 4... Continue Reading →

Read for Pleasure

Busy week, delivering my first course. Read for Pleasure the How as well as the why - that was the tag line.  Helen, a literacy consultant, brought together the latest research studies into reading for pleasure.  Giving an overview of how important it is and showing indications as to why this will be the next... Continue Reading →

Love your Library

Have started to prepare the library for Love your Library fortnight. The tree has knitted hearts hanging from it which are embellished with phrases; 'love books' 'love your library' 'love reading'.  These hearts along with some heart shaped lights make a striking display in amongst the book shelves.  Many of the books I have chosen... Continue Reading →

New Term, New Competition!

Thought I'd have a focus on non-fiction books but the competition has to be accessible to both infant and junior children.  So I've decided on a 'Where in the World' competition. The children collect a world map from the library which has the continents labelled.  They have to find an interesting or unusual fact about... Continue Reading →

Winter Display

This is my new winter display in the school hall. Already proving very popular as my graffiti wall is full, usually have to remind the children to fill it in.  Lots of ideas from the children of books to chill out with over the chilly nights ahead!  

Comic con – Fantastic!

Here are just a few of the tables we had laid out for the children to browse -  Marvel, DC Comics, Phoenix Comics, Star Wars and a Graphic Novel table. After time browsing the tables the fancy dress was judged by our special guests (from the local Comic Shop). They judged the winners and presented... Continue Reading →

Comic Con Coming Soon!

This Tuesday in fact! Plans all made, favour bags complete, activities prepared. I sent out the letters of interest not really knowing what the level of interest would be.  I needn't have worried. I have only 30 places available but 47 children expressed an interest.  I have now sent out the invitations following drawing names... Continue Reading →

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