It’s the last day of term here in Norfolk and there’s a definite spring in our step as the Easter holidays loom; the sun is shining and we’re already beginning to enjoy those longer (and warmer) days. It’s hard to believe that in two weeks time, the start of the summer term will be approaching- where has… Read More Fiction Discussion: Norwich’s Spring Term Meeting
Over the past two weeks, both of our KS2 fiction discussion groups met to discuss the titles they’d been reading and sharing with their classes this Autumn term. As always, lots of interesting thoughts were shared, teachers from a variety of schools elaborating upon how the books had (or hadn’t!) worked with their pupils. Fakenham… Read More KS2 Fiction Discussion, Autumn Term: Fakenham AND Norwich!
The summer has whizzed past us and by the end of next week Norfolk pupils will be back at school, ready to learn (and some might even be awaiting our project boxes!) This year’s Summer Reading Challenge will also be coming to an end shortly and whether you’ve been participating yourself or encouraging young readers… Read More Autumn Term is Nearly Here and Friday Reads!
As you may have seen, we recently blogged about our Norwich KS2 Reading 4 Pleasure group’s summer term meeting- and if you didn’t, you can read about it here! Our group based in the west of the county also met last term and here is Harriet’s recap of the discussions had at that meeting… “Our… Read More Fakenham KS2 Fiction Discussion Group- Summer Term
A very quiet week indeed with nothing much to report other than (you guessed it!) PROJECT BOXES, though we would like to drawn your attention to Chris Riddell’s laureate’s log, which he’s been posting online since his appointment as Children’s Laureate was announced. We absolutely love his illustrations in our office so getting to see inside… Read More Laureate Blog and Friday Reads!
A few weeks into the summer holidays and we’ve finally unpacked all of the project boxes returned by schools at the end of last term- yippee! In this quiet period when schools aren’t calling or emailing us (because they’re on their hols!), we’ve had the time to look back at the last academic year- in… Read More Reading Group Recap and (Friday) Reads!
The first week of summer holidays is over and we’re still preoccupied with projects- at least it’s keeping us from dwelling upon this sudden run of bad weather…! The Reading Agency‘s Record Breakers-themed Summer Reading Challenge is now underway and we hope you’re all encouraging young people to read lots of books and collect stickers already. If… Read More Summer Reading Challenging, ImagiNation, and some Friday Reads!
Our Friday Reads feature is back for the summer (and beyond)- and today we’ve got not one, not two or three, but FOUR mini-reviews from members of our team. We’re always interested to hear what everyone else is reading, so if you’ve encountered any great books lately, let us know via the comments! Gail: Jessica’s Ghost by… Read More Friday Reads Returns!
The third meeting of our Norwich KS2 Reading 4 Pleasure group took place at the end of last month, with attendees this time descending on Saxlingham Nethergate who’d volunteered to host. As usual we had a wonderful time discussing the books that had been loaned to each school for the term, in particular elaborating upon… Read More Norwich KS2 Fiction Discussion- Summer Term
On Monday morning, we made our way to Long Stratton High School for our annual CKG award celebration. Pupils from two other schools – Litcham School and Wymondham High Academy – joined us for an exciting morning of book discussion, everyone sharing their opinions of the shortlisted titles they had managed to read and what… Read More The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals 2015