William Shakespeare

Above is a brilliant video by the author and illustrator Shoo Rayner. It is an excellent guide on how to draw William Shakespeare.


Book of the Month – April 2018

The Book of the Month for April 2018 is called Tales from Shakespeare by Marcia Williams. This book has been chosen to coincide with National Shakespeare Day on the 23rd April 2018.

‘Much-loved author/illustrator Marcia Williams retells fourteen of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, with full-colour illustrations throughout. From the heartbreaking tragedy of Romeo and Juliet to Puck’s hilarious escapades in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Marcia brings Shakespeare’s stories vividly to life. A witty, accessible introduction to Shakespeare’s plays.’


Chamberlain Book Day

On the 15th March 2018 staff and pupils took part in Chamberlain Book Day! It was a pleasure to see staff and pupils dressed up as their favourite book characters. Prizes were awarded to the best costumes in each year group. Congratulations to all of the winners and to everyone who took part in the day.

On this day we also had a visit from the author Julia Golding. She delivered interactive assemblies with lower and upper phase. She was also interviewed by the Library Monitors and on Ark Radio. In the afternoon she autographed books for pupils and conducted a Creative Writing Workshop. This was such a brilliant day!


Book of the Month – February 2018


The book of the month for February 2018 is ‘Young Knights – Merlin’. This book is written by Julia Golding. This book was chosen to coincide with Julia Golding’s author visit to celebrate Chamberlain Book Day. This book will appeal to advanced readers. It is based upon the legends of King Arthur. Readers will become hooked on the plot and on the interesting characters in this book. If you are a fan of Julia Golding books then I would defintely recommend this book to you!

Julia Golding Author Visit

Julia Golding the award winning children’s author will be coming to visit our academy on Friday 2nd March 2018. Julia Golding will conduct separate assemblies with lower and upper phase. She will also be interviewed by the Library Monitors and on Ark Radio. Later on in the afternoon pupils will have an opportunity to purchase a signed Julia Golding book for £5. Julia Golding will also conduct a Creative Writing Workshop with a group of pupils. This should be an exciting day!

Have you read any books by Julia Golding? We have a selection of her books in our academy library.