4LE’s cosy book corner 5KW’s spooktacular book corner
WE LOVE READING!!!
Welcome to our Reading page!
We recently held a competition in school for children to design their perfect book corner. The children had to think about what would make their corner exciting, inviting and encourage them to read more. The children then had to choose their winning design and help to create their vision. The winners of the competition were 4LE for the lower school and 5KW for the upper school. Both classes had a ‘Reading Tea Party’ as their prize! They got to dress up as book characters, take part in fun, book related activities and eat some nibbles!
WORLD BOOK DAY
World Book Day is on Thursday 2nd March and our whole school author focus this year will be ‘David Walliams’.
Teachers are planning some fun activities for this day and children can start to plan their costume ideas now for a character from one of his fantastic books!
Here are some ideas for help with a costume for Gangsta Granny- at http://www.bookaid.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Gangsta-Granny.pdf
Also in March, we have a visit from a local, young author called H.G. Sansostri on Friday 24th March. He will be talking to children about his second and latest book ‘The Chronicles of Derek Dunstable’ and children can buy signed copies after school on that day.
You can find out more about Harrison and his first book published on his website at-
Other Books to look out for!
If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, you will probably
love the new book ‘Fantastical Beasts’ by J.K.Rowling.
Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books – the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail … Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur Magizoologist. Dip in to discover the curious habits of magical beasts across five continents.
‘No wizarding household is complete without a copy’ – Albus Dumbledore
For older children, The Goldfish Boy is a book about a twelve-year-old boy, Matthew, is trapped in his bedroom by crippling OCD. Until one day his neighbour disappears and he must become a detective to solve the mystery.
This story is perfect for fans of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time and Wonder. It is a book that will make you laugh and cry.
Thank you to everyone who purchased books at our Scholastic book fair before Christmas. The school gets commission on these sales to spend on new books for the children. Here are some of the free books we have received for our book corners.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB
Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Go to http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/queenswell to browse the latest books and order online. For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 20p in Scholastic Rewards.
There are some great deals on there including…
‘Grandpa’s Great Escape’ by our World Book Day author- David Walliams- for only £3.49!
The Famous Five- 5 books for only £9.99!
‘I was there…’ History pack- 9 fantastic paperbacks for only £19.99
‘Ottoline and the yellow cat’ by Chris Riddell for only £1.99
The current book for the Year 5 Learning Journey, award winning ‘Skellig’ by David Almond for £2.99
Some Year 6 children are currently writing book reviews for their latest reads. These will be published on here, hopefully in the next couple of weeks. Look out to see if there are any that you like the sound of!
If you have also read a book that you would like to share with the school, please see me to get it published on this page.
Keep checking the page for latest news, new books and reviews!
In the meantime- keep reading!! 🙂