Book Review – Matilda by Nimra


Title: Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl

Illustrator: Quentin Blake

Characters: Matilda, Mr and Mrs Wormwood, Miss Honey, Miss Trunchbull


I enjoyed this book so much. The story describes how Matilda’s parents are mean to her. However, she still manages to take regular trips to the library. She is very clever even though she is only five years old. The story explains how Matilda went to school with a teacher called Miss Honey. Matilda found out that she had a magic power whilst also tackling a very mean head teacher. I would recommend this book to other pupils.


Book of the Month – December 2017


The Book of the Month for December 2017 is Starring Tracy Beaker. The review from Goodreads below describes this book really well!

Tracy Beaker is . . . desperate for a role in her school play. They’re performing A Christmas Carol and for one extremely worrying moment, the irrepressible Tracy thinks she might not even get to play one of the unnamed street urchins. But then she is cast in the main role. Can she manage to act grumpy, difficult and sulky enough to play Ebeneezer Scrooge? … As Tracy prepares for her big moment, Cam is the one helping her learn her lines. But all Tracy really wants to know is if her film-star mum will make it back from Hollywood in time to watch her in her starring role?

This hilarious and heartbreaking story from the bestselling, award-winning, Jacqueline Wilson, follows her most popular character through ups and downs, laughs and tears.

This book can be found in our academy library.



First News

The latest copy of First News is in the library. Feel free to read a copy of it during your library session, break or at lunchtime.

Book of the Month – November 2017


The book of the month for November is Private Peaceful. This book is a very emotional book that is written by Michael Morpurgo. It features the story of a soldier called Tommo who was in World War I in France. This book looks at family relationships. This book was chosen to coincide with Remembrance Day. Private Peaceful will appeal to advanced readers.

Oxford Owl

Pupils at Ark Chamberlain learned how to use Oxford Owl today. They loved using the internet in a fun way to learn about reading. Pupils especially enjoyed listening to the book being read to them as they read the pages on the computer. This is an exciting way for pupils to develop their literacy skills.


First News

The latest edition of First News is in the library. Feel free to come and have a look at it during your library session.