Back before lock down began, we welcomed a new addition to our small team: Andrea, who now works with us part time as a library assistant. Even though her time in our physical office has so far been limited, we’re very pleased to have her join us. In lieu of a proper in-person introduction to… Read More A New Arrival to the Team!
All of us at ELS, like the rest of the country, wish Michael Rosen a rapid and total recovery; we all need his undimmed, stupendous creativity and wisdom. Very appropriate for these times is: Michael Rosen’s Book of Play: why Play Really Matters, and 101 ways to get more of it in your life Well,… Read More Rosen Reads!
Norwich Science Festival kicks off tomorrow with a week of science-related events scheduled to take place across the city between 21st- 29th October. There’s something for everyone, with activities aimed at all ages. You can see the full event schedule online here, plus you can find the festival team sharing lots of brilliant content over… Read More Norwich Science Festival!
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!
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
Save the Children’s Den Day is running from 29th May- 6th June and during this time, children (and some adults!) are being encouraged to use their imaginations and turn ANYTHING into a den, with sponsorship raising money for children around the globe. Over on the Guardian’s children’s book site, Julia Eccleshare recently wrote about the… Read More What to do on Den Day?
It’s fair to say that this summer our team have been out and about all over the place, but we’ve not just been on our holidays, oh no – we’ve managed to attend and work at some brilliant Literary Festivals too! Kirsten has been the busiest of us all and she’s written a brilliant recap… Read More Splendid summer of literally literary festival festivities!
Well, it’s friday again and we’re pleased to report that we’ve had another jam-packed super-busy week full of excitement, a highlight of which was seeing (& meeting!) the wonderful Michael Rosen at the NCBC Reading for Pleasure conference which took place in Norwich on Tuesday. Closing the day’s activities, Michael spoke prolifically on how we should all… Read More Rocketing Toward The Weekend with Friday Read #11!