A celebration of reading
This year's book fortnight, inspired by World Book Day on Thursday 1 March, has been a roaring success. We've had visits by authors, storytellers coming in to weave tales to primary and secondary students, 'dress up as your favourite book character' day, competitions, quizzes and lots of prizes. Each child has also received a special World book Day £1 gift token which can be used to buy any book or audio book costing £2.99 or more.
One of the many highlights of Book Fortnight was a visit from multi award winning author, Sophie McKenzie. We linked up via the internet with the City of London Academy. The two schools could see and hear each other on the electronic whiteboard. Sophie McKenzie gave a talk which was followed by a Q and A session. Before the main event the year 6 Press Gang were lucky enough to interview her.
Year 6 also got to meet Sam Gayton, author of the Snow Merchant, who talked about what it is like to have your first book published. Other years heard from the singing librarian, who came round with his guitar and sang 'Daddy's taking me to the zoo tomorrow'.
Murder in the Library!!
As part of Book Fortnight, Year 7 students got to go to the library for their literacy lesson to investigate the mystery of the murdered teacher! We got into groups and had to try work out what happened. All groups were given two envelopes which were full of different clues, to lead them into a conclusion about what happened. All groups came up with an answer, and figured out who killed the teacher. What an eventful lesson! Jennifer Chandrasegara Y7
Guess who's coming to dinner
Every day during book fortnight students had to guess who was coming to dinner from clues in the library. Can you tell who was coming one day last week?