World Book Day is coming up this week, and although OF COURSE every day is a book day for us – how lucky are we! – we love going out to schools to share the extra buzz around books that is created by every pupil being gifted a book token so they can have genuine… Read More World Book Day 2019!
Today is National Poetry Day, an annual celebration in the UK, established in 1994 to inspire people across the country to enjoy, discover and share poems. There’s a theme each year and for 2018, it’s ‘Change’. The National Poetry day website has lots of resources available, whether it’s their lengthy list of recommendations, their page of poems… Read More National Poetry Day 2018
There have been two interesting children’s book award shortlists announced in the last few weeks; firstly, take a look at the CLIPPA Poetry list on their website over here. We know that Joseph Coelho’s Overheard in a Tower Block has proved popular, and that he is an entertaining and inspiring poet to invite into school.… Read More Book Awards, Poetry and More!
9-14th October is Libraries Week, a celebration of the creative, innovative and diverse activities that UK libraries have to offer and that doesn’t just mean public libraries – oh no! Libraries of all kinds including those in workplaces, universities and of course, schools! The theme this year is ‘discover’, with everyone encouraged to pop along… Read More Discover Libraries
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!