On Friday we spent the afternoon at Chantry Middle answering 50 questions about children’s books. We took three teams from Year 7 and 8 to challenge the best readers from our region. They did excellently well, and we had a fabulous time talking about and thinking about books. It was a good practice for the Kids Lit Quiz in November!
Well done to Sam from 8Ba for winning the Winter Drawing Competition. His design will become the front cover of our book of writing, to be published by Scholastic during the Summer Term. The book will be available to buy and I hope everyone will want to have a copy!
At Book Group we’ve been decorating our favourite book quotes. Do you recognise any of them? Does it make you want to read any of the books?
“She felt as if she was falling apart…something happened to me at the grimmer. I have to know. I have to remember…” Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge
“I need her just as much as she needs me.” Dreaming the Bear by Mimi Thebo
“Consider yourself not ready, ill equipped, unprepared to mix with your fellows until you have spent 15 minutes in prayer. Count it as much a social necessary as washing.” D-Day.
“Being a pale doesn’t mean you have to give up, Jed.” Pale by Chris Wooding.
“So I have to find a mountain that nobody has ever seen?” Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver
“There is more to life than living it behind a wall your entire life.” Attack on Titan
“Every second counts.” Every Second Counts by Lance Armstrong
“The end of the w9orld is one of those things that you will never really expect to wind up being your problem…”
“Love puts itself first, and makes its own plans.”
“One mistake does not define you, you simply must act better next time.”
“Stop poking your nose where it doesn’t belong!”
Well done to everyone who took part in the Winter Writing Competition. The standard was very high and there were some fantastic poems and short stories. It was very difficult to choose, but we chose 3 winners and one runner up from each year group.
Nicola 8BD (poem)
Ben W 8Ba (story)
George 8Mc (story)
Special mention: Sam C 8Ba
Alan 7Ca (poem)
Ellie M 7Ca(poem)
Max 7Wi (story)
Special mention: Lucy (story) 7An
James 6An (story)
John 6Wa (poem)
Ellen (Story) 6An
Special mention: Amy Stephenson 6Ru
Stella 5Sh (story)
Kaden 5He (poem)
Charlie 5He (Poem)
Special mention: James 5Sh (poem)
Book Buzz is a scheme where all Year 7 children can buy books at reduced prices, in order to encourage reading at a crucial stage of their education. Lots of children have chosen and bought their books, and are now enjoying reading them, and talking about them.
These are the books they could choose from:
Find out more about Book Buzz here.
Seven Stories Thirty students from Year 5 went to a Michael Morpurgo writing workshop at Seven Stories in Newcastle. They had a fabulous time, wrote some very inventive stories and some heartfelt thank you letters to our fantastic guide Charlotte.
Here are some pictures of our day:
If you want to find out more about Michael Morpurgo, here are some of his books and links to some good resources.
This is just a very small selection: Michael Morpurgo has written more than 100 books!