World Cup 2018

Friday, 8 June 2018

The football world cup begins on Thursday 14th June with the home team Russia playing Saudi Arabia in the opening match. England are in group G along with Belgium, Panama an Tunisia. Their first match is on Monday 18th June in Volgograd.

The author, Tom Palmer, will be writing a thrilling neew book based on the tournament. The first chapter is available to read on 14th June, subsequent chapters will be written based on the events on and off the pitch. Each chapter will be availble to read by 7am. We will be following the story as it unfolds in school.

There are also numerous football themed books for you to borrow from the library. Come and have a look or just ask me.




Cressida Cowell

Thursday, 19 April 2018

CRESSIDA COWELL



Cressida was born in London in 1966. She spent a great deal of her time with her family in London and on an uninhabited Scottish Island. The island was very windy and stormy. It did not have any roads, shops, houses or electricity. Without electricity there was no television, telephones or computers either. The family built a house from local stone and used candles for light. As there was not much else to do Cressida would draw and write stories. Her Dad would tell her tales about dragons that used to live on the island and Vikings that invaded it. These tales undoubtedly gave her the ideas for her book series ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ which she began to write in 2002. There are now twelve books, the third film is due to be released in 2019. Cressida is also the author of the Emily Brown books which have won multiple awards.

For more information about Cressida visit her website, www.cressidacowell.co.uk


World Book Day

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Our adventure through the wardrobe and into Narnia is over, the children had an amazing week, even though  it was disrupted by the snow. Many children entered into the spirit of World Book Day and dressed up as characters from The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe. It was fantastic to see. The competition was once again very well supported and the winning children were able to choose their prizes from the book fayre. Thank you to all the parents, adults and children who visited the book fayre your support is appreciated. Don't forget if you haven't used your World Book Day voucher you can still use it in bookshops and selected supermarkets until 25th March.



World Book Day

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

World Book Day 2018 

It's an exciting week this week in school, we are visiting Narnia and we even have the snow to make it feel really authentic. The themed week is being held to coincide with World Book Day, which is on Thursday 1st March. This is a special day when authors, adults and children celebrate books and the love of reading. As usual there are 10 books written and published by well known authors which cost £1 each. They are only available from bookshops and selected supermarkets. You can exchange your World Book Day token for one of these books, which effectively means that it is free.
For more information, inspiration, games and videos go to www.worldbookday.com.

The book fayre will be arriving in school next week on Thursday 8th March. It will be open until 4pm on Thursday 8th, Friday 9th and Monday 12th March. It will be located in the junior hall. If you decide not to use your World Book Day token at the shops you can use it to get a £1 discount off the price of a book. Come and have a look at the selection on offer.

Everything Changes When We Read.

 

London Children's Book Swap

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Havering is taking part in the London Children's Book Swap Event for the first time this year. It is a fantastic opportunity to share your pre-loved books and stories and swap them for different ones. You may even discover a new favourite.It is being held at Hornchurch Library on Saturday 10th February 10.30 - 2pm.


JK Rowling




JK Rowling is the author of probably the most successful series of books that have appealed to both children and adults – Harry Potter. There are seven books which have enthralled and captured the imagination of millions as well as eight films. There is even a theatre show in the West End called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. What do you know about JK Rowling?



Joanne Kathleen Rowling was born near Bristol in July 1965. Her father was an aircraft engineer and her mother a chemistry technician in the local secondary school.

Unsurprisingly she loved reading and wrote her first book when she was only 6 years old, it was called Rabbit. When she was 11 she wrote a story about seven cursed diamonds and the people who owned them. She would spend every spare moment reading and writing notes for story ideas.

She went to Exeter University and studied French and Classics. Part of her course involved her living in Paris which she describes as ‘one of her favourite places on earth.’

After finishing her course she moved to Portugal to teach English as a foreign language where she met and married her future husband. They had a daughter in 1993. Unfortunately the marriage did not last and Jo came back to the UK and chose to live in Edinburgh. She carried on teaching and sent the first three chapters of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone to many publishers. One of them responded and the rest is history.

Jo also writes books under another name, Robert Galbraith, they are crime novels for adults featuring a private detective.

In 2001 she married again and had a daughter and son. She continues to live in Scotland.








Christmas

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

It's only four weeks until Christmas. Decorations will be going up in school and the library very soon. There are many festive themed books availble for you to borrow, wonderful christmas stories, poetry and origami. Come and take a look.