This week began with lots of excitement as on Monday – for the second year running- our ELS team headed to Thetford Academy for the Norfolk regional heat of the 2016 Kids’ Lit Quiz. This year felt like a bumper edition as we were joined by 32 teams, comprising of 132 pupils from 19 schools,… Read More Kids’ Lit Quiz 2016!
We’re an office full of readers, so we firmly support anything that encourages reading for pleasure at any age, and BookTrust’s Time To Read initiative does just that. Research shows that reading for fun, particularly families reading together, encourages children to do better in school across all subjects- even maths! In November and December, BookTrust… Read More Time To Read
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
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
It seems like a long time ago now, but just before Easter, our Norwich KS2 Reading 4 Pleasure group met for the second time to discuss the books they’d been given to read and share with their pupils throughout the Spring term. As usual, lots of great book-related chat was had and we were really… Read More KS2 Fiction Discussion in Norwich- Spring Term
After months and months of careful planning, on Monday 2nd March all of our SLS team traveled to the wonderful Green Britain Centre in Swaffham to host our Cracking the Code conference and we’re pleased to report that it was a great success! (Above: some of our lovely SLS stock on display for all to… Read More We Cracked It! Our KS2 Conference
This post comes a little late, but we’ll blame our pre & post-christmas busyness for the delay! As well as our group based in Fakenham, the autumn term saw the introduction of a new Reading for Pleasure group based in Norwich, which we were very excited about. Led by one of our Librarians, Harriet, our… Read More KS2 Fiction Discussion- Autumn Term