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!
恭喜发财 or, in English, Happy Chinese New Year! Today we say farewell to the Year of the Horse and hello to the Year of the Goat as China begins their New Year celebrations. What follows will be fifteen days of celebrating, finishing with the Lantern Festival to be held on March 5th. The date of China’s biggest festival varies from year… Read More Chinese New Year!
Hooray! One of the best novels we’ve read recently is in the running for a prize, and about time too! Geraldine McCaughrean’s The Middle of Nowhere is on the shortlist of a new fiction award for children aged 0-12 titled the Little Rebels’ Children’s Book Award! Administered by Letterbox Library, and judged by a trio of… Read More Great titles on the Little Rebels Children’s Book Award shortlist
…Geraldine McCaughrean’s new novel is all those and more, which is why we’ve selected it as the first of our friday reads this week! Set in the outback of Victorian Australia, it is a most lovely but at the same time very scary story of a young girl, Comity (the name is important!), her Aboriginal… Read More Exciting, atmospheric, haunting, poignant…
Now, not that we’re in any way excited, but did you know there are only four weeks until Christmas? In fact, if we’re going to be really specific, in a month’s time the festivities will be over! We’ll all be surrounded by leftover mince pies and lots and lots of cake. Too much? Let’s move on…… Read More Let the festive countdown begin!