Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Stories From Around The World

An area in the library has been created to display some of the books we have based on stories from around the world. If you have read a story that would look good on our display let us know below.


Take a look next time you visit!

Monday, 29 April 2013

New In - Keeper Of The Realms

We have two new books for you this week by the author, Marcus Alexander.

About the book...
Charlie Keeper has been forced from her home by a bloodthirsty and terrifying stranger. But in escaping she discovers her house holds the gateway to the realm of Bellania - a place of myth, magic... and an evil lord a very bad attitude. Now its fate rests squarely upon Charlie's shoulders. But before she can untangle the mystery that will save Bellania she needs the answer to a life-changing secret that her guardian, the dastardly Mr Crow, has been keeping from her... Just who is Charlie Keeper?
About the book...
Imprisoned in the mythical world of Bellania, Charlie Keeper is at the mercy of Lord Bane's guards while her loyal friends have been sold into slavery. When the terrifying Edge Darkmount breaks into her cell, he promises to decipher the meaning of her mysterious pendent - and unlock the secrets of Bellania - if she will help him revenge on Bane. But can she trust him? The future of the realm relies on Charlie's special powers. Even if she escapes it may take more than she can summon to overthrow the evil lord - it may take an entire army...

Friday, 26 April 2013

Super Readers - Teddy Reads 'Superworm'

Today we have Teddy, the Super Reader, reading SUPERWORM! Teddy was named Pupil of The Week in last weeks Romford Recorder for reading 100 books since September! Well done Teddy!

Join in as the toads, beetles, bee and bugs cheer and chant this chant...

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Get Your Hands On One Of Our Winning Bookmarks!

As promised, I have created the winning bookmarks from our recent 'Design a Bookmark Competition' on the computer. These bookmarks will be used as prizes for reading 25 books. Pupils can also earn extra bookmarks by recording audioboo book reviews, by taking part in our reading videos and by showing a keen interest in their reading. On each bookmark I have included the designer's name and the school emblem. There are 8 bookmarks to collect in total.


Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Challenge Of The Week - The Hairy Scary Monster

This week's challenge is linked to our latest Super Reader, Natalie, and her story, Barry The Fish With Fingers and The Hairy Scary Monster. Watch the video here to help you answer the questions below. Good luck!
1. When time was running out where did Puffy the puffer fish quickly hide?
2. Why did Barry go into the shipwreck?
3. Who did Barry find crying?
4. Barry gave the hairy scary monster a haircut, what was the name of the seahorse hiding under all that hair?
5. What did they do with all the hair that Barry cut?

1. In a shipwreck, 2. To find the Hairy Scary Monster, 3. The Hairy Scary Monster, 4. Colin, 5. They had a hair-do!

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

New In - The Singing Mermaid

We have a new book added to our library this week, from last term's amazing author, Jacqueline Wilson.

A little bit about the book...
When Sam Sly invites the Singing Mermaid to join the circus, she is excited by the promise of fame and fortune. But things are not what they seem, and the Singing Mermaid soon finds herself confined to a fish tank, longing for the freedom of the ocean. Luckily a sharp-eyed seagull and a clever circus acrobat are on hand, and come up with a plan to help the Singing Mermaid escape.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Capturing Readers Competition - Win a £10 Book Token!

Get your cameras at the ready because its competition time! For your chance of winning a book token we want to see you sharing your favourite stories at home or reading in an interesting place. Upload your pictures to the school's Facebook page or send them in to the library. Here is an idea to start you off...

Billy shares a story with our dog, Buster.

The closing date for this competition is Friday 31st May, with the winner being announced the following Friday.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Super Readers - Natalie Reads 'The Hairy Scary Monster'

Enjoy listening to Natalie as she reads the story of Barry, the fish with fingers.

'Barry and his friends love playing and seek. But when Puffy hides in an old wreck, he sees a hairy scary monster lurking in the shadows. Time for Barry and his fish fingers to come to the rescue!'

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Night Zoo Keeper Reading Torch Challenge

The Night Zoo Keeper Reading Torch is a new challenge for pupils from years 1 to 6. Each child that enters will be given their very own Reading Torch for them to use as they embark on their after-hours rounds of the Night Zoo. In order to see all of the magical animals they will need to power up their special torch along the way.

For every 15 minutes your child spends reading they will earn 10,000 watts of power for their torch. During the challenge they will come across some wonderful animals, including Florence Flaming and Old Sea Lion General! Once they have collected 360,000 reading watts, and have read for a total of nine hours they would have completed their rounds of the zoo and will receive a certificate, as well as being entered into a national prize draw.
The challenge will run from now until the 28th of June. Pick up your reading torch from the library today and start reading!

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Challenge Of The Week - Family Favourites!

Use the clues under each picture to work out what stories these fantastic families are from. Answers are, as always, at the bottom of the page. Good luck!
1. Our favourite pair... this Gruffalo and his child may look very scary, but they are frightened of a little mouse!

2. Sophie and her mum and dad have no choice but to have dinner at a local caf√© after a greedy visitor eats all of their food! 

3. This family of elephants are in five different story books, can you name just one?
4. Peppa is very excited when she has a visitor late one night who leaves a nice shiny coin under her pillow.

5. We don't know the names of these characters, but we do know they go on a hunt for a big animal who is inside a narrow, gloomy cave!
1. The Gruffalo's Child, 2. The Tiger Who Came To Tea, 3. A Quiet Night In, Mr Large In Charge, All In One Piece, A Piece Of Cake Or Five Minutes Peace, 4. Peppa Pig and The Tooth Fairy, 5. We're Going On a Bear Hunt

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Key Stage 1 Returning Books Raffle

To encourage children in years 1 and 2 to return their library books we are holding a raffle!

There are post boxes for Pine, Mulberry and Cedar. Each time a pupil returns their library book they will be given a raffle ticket, and the matching number will go into their class post box with their name on the back. At the end of each half term a ticket will be selected from each box. The winning children will receive a prize.

Remember... the more times they return their book the more chances they will have of winning!

To make it fair, the children will change their books on the day that they attend the library in their groups. If they are unsure what day that is, it may be a good idea to keep their books in their bags all week.

Monday, 15 April 2013

New Books For The Summer Term

We have a selection of new books in the library ready for when you return tomorrow!

We have five new titles for the early years and KS1;

- Goldlocks and the Three Bears
- Zog
- Lettice and The Fairy Ball
- The Magical Tale of Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom
- The Pirates Next Door

As well as some new reads for KS2;

- Alex Rider Mission Files
- Hang In There Bozo
- I am Not a Loser
- Throne of Glass
- Wonder
- Seraphina
- Ketchup Clouds
- The Secret Hen House Theatre
- Girl, Missing
- The Hunt
- Astrosaurs, The Skies of Fear

Friday, 12 April 2013

Super Reader - Ayomide Reads 'Letterbox Lil'

KS1 have really enjoyed reading this story about a little girl, Lil, who loves spying through the letter boxes of her neighbours. They are not the most normal of neighbours, with the likes of mad scientists, vampires and snakes! Here Ayomide shares the story, enjoy!

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Challenge Of The Week - Fill In The Blanks

A mini challenge this week, below are some lines from our most popular picture books, but some of the words are missing! Can you fill in the blanks? Good luck!

The Gruffalo
A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood,
A Snake saw the mouse and the mouse looked _____

The Highway Rat
Give me your buns and your biscuits!
Give me your chocolate éclairs!
For I am the Rat of the highway, and the Rat Thief never ______

Room On The Broom
How the cat purred and how the witch grinned
As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the _____

1. Good, 2. Shares, 3. Wind

Monday, 8 April 2013

Project X and Reading Tree Games

Kipper and family and the Project X team have lots of games for you play online. How about a game of pairs or character connect four? Click on the images below to go straight to the website and join in the fun with these popular book characters!


Sunday, 7 April 2013

World Book Day QR Code Quiz - Q4

In the book, My Mum's Going To Explode! where did she give birth to her twins, Cheese and Tomato?

Friday, 5 April 2013

Super Readers - Teni Reads 'I'm Not Cute!'

Hope you are all enjoying the holidays! Before we broke up from school Teni was recorded reading this story of a baby owl who is fed up of being called cute! Well done to Teni who reads beautifully!

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Challenge Of The Week - The Large Family

Our Amazing Author for last half term was Jill Murphy, so the challenge of the week is linked to her collection of picture books about a family of elephants named, The Large Family. Good luck!
Five Minutes Peace
Mrs Large only wanted five minutes peace, not much to ask for! She filled her tray with her breakfast and made her way upstairs to take a soak in the bath. Unfortunately, her peace was broken as all her children joined her!
1. What did the baby forget to do when she got in the bath?
A Quiet Night In
To celebrate Mr Large's birthday, Mrs Large prepared a delicious dinner for him. The children were already for bed when Mr Large returned home from a hard day at work.
2. What did the children ask Mr Large to do for them before they went to bed?
All In One Piece
It's the annual dinner and dance and Mr and Mrs Large are looking forward to a night out, away from the children. There is chaos in the house again! The older children fill Mrs Large's best tights with toys, whilst the baby covers her face with makeup!
3. They think they have left the house all in one piece, but what has happened to Mrs Large's dress?
A Piece Of Cake
Mrs Large decides that the whole family need to go on a diet. Each night they eat healthy meals like, carrots and sardines, followed by a jogs around the local park.
4. What did grandma send in the post, stopping them from eating healthy?
Mr Large In Charge
Mrs Large is feeling poorly, so Mr Large takes charge! He organises chores for the children, but they make so much noise, poor Mrs Large can't sleep.
5. What did Mr Large burn when he was too busy watching the football on TV?

1. Take her pyjamas off! 2. Read them a story, 3. She sat in paint so now it's on her dress! 4. A cake, 5. Lunch!