Book of the Month – June 2017

 

The Book of the Month for June 2017 is ‘Soccer Squad: Missing by Bali Rai. This book will definitely appeal to children who love football. Soccer Squad: Missing focuses on encouraging teamwork. This book is written by the author Bali Rai who will be coming to visit us later this month!

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Book of the Month – May 2017

The Book of the Month for May 2017 was Ellie Simmonds. This book is a part of the Inspirational Lives Series. It is very informative and written well. This book will inspire children to be the best that they can be. This book highlights the fact that she is committed to her sport. It also highlights her achievements in her career. This book will appeal to all ages.

Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library and read six library books of your choice. This scheme allows you to collect stickers and other rewards along the way. There is no cost to participate in this scheme. It’s FREE.

The Summer Reading Challenge website will help you to keep track of your reading. You can find new books to read, take part in competitions and play games.

Feel free to have a look at the video below.

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be arriving in the academy on the 10th – 17th July 2017. Pupils will be able to choose from a variety of items such as books, posters and stationery. These items will appeal to ages and abilities. All items that are purchased will help the academy to obtain new books for our lovely library.

Bali Rai Visit

On Friday 23rd June 2017 we had an inspirational visit from the author Bali Rai. He was given a tour of our academy. He also encouraged pupils to read for pleasure as well as information. He  talked about how reading can help you to develop skills and grow as a person in life. In his interactive assemblies he also talked about the multicultural society that we live in and British Values. In the afternoon, Bali Rai was interviewed by the Library Monitors and on Ark Radio. He also signed books and autographs for pupils and staff. It was a brilliant day!

 

Waterstones Children’s Laureate

Congratulations to Lauren Child who is now the Waterstones Children’s Laureate for 2017 – 2019. Lauren is well known for her Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort  books.

Intimately involved in translating her work across many different kinds of media, Lauren said that as Laureate she would like to “focus on building stronger links between the world of children’s literature and other art forms such as fine art, film, music, television and design… I want to inspire children to believe in their own creative potential, to make their own stories and drawings and ignite in them the delight of reading for pleasure.”

https://www.waterstones.com/waterstones-childrens-laureate

Year 3 Visit to The Library of Birmingham and Birmingham Museum

On Tuesday 6th June, Year 3 took the train to the city centre to visit the Birmingham Museum and Birmingham Library. Pupils explored ancient Egyptian artefacts and even mummified an Egyptian pharaoh. At the Library, pupils collected their own library cards and read some of their favourite stories on the story steps! Despite the wind and rain, pupils had a fantastic day exploring what the city centre has to offer!