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Shrubland Street Primary School Reading Project 2019

Jeanne Willis, (jeannewillis.com) (author of 'The Bog Baby' and many other stories, started our reading project with Years 1 and 2. 

Just returned from paying a delightful author visit to Shrublands Primary School - lovely, welcoming staff and possibly the best behaved children I’ve ever encountered, -  attentive, enthusiastic and a joy to be with.
 Jeanne Willis.

This morning we went to assembly for a special treat! It was a very famous author called Jeanne Willis, who read some funny books to Year 1 and Year 2. My favourite was called 'Chicken Clicking'. Meryl

Jeanne Willis came in to read us some stories. There was 'Tadpole's Promise', 'Chicken Clicking', 'Slug Needs a Hug' and 'Boa's Bad Birthday'. My favourite was was 'Boa's Bad Birthday'. Jeanne Willis keeps animals which is why she writes books about them.  Josiah

This morning, I went to assembly and there was Jeanne Willis, a famous author! First she told us about some of the animals she has at home and she showed us some snake skins! My favourite book was 'Tapole's Promise'. I thought it was very funny. Corinne

“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” – J.K. Rowling

On Tuesday 2nd April, Year 3 and 4 were treated to the poetic delights of James Carter (jamescarterpoet.co.uk). The classes (and teachers) had an amazing time listening to his poetry and musical prowess and even writing a group kenning. He shared with us his work on the Moon and the Sun and read us his latest book 'The BIG Beyond'. We hope to get James in again soon, so watch this space (excuse the pun!) 

'Mr Wright – a massive thank you for being such a magnificent host this afternoon, but also big thanks to the children and staff of your fabulous school. For making me feel so very welcome and for being so responsive in the Big Beyond session this afternoon. I couldn’t have enjoyed it more. You were great to work with!'

James Carter

"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." – Walt Disney

To encourage everyone to read, we have started to create some special reading areas in and around school. These 'Book Nooks' are for children to use at break and lunchtimes and enjoy the delights of a good book.

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

April 2019 sees the launch of our 'Reading Project' at Shrubland Street Primary School. We are going to be promoting the joys of reading both in and out of school for pupils and parents. 

Over the next few weeks and months we hope to inspire people to become more involved in reading and to discover the wonder of the written and spoken word. 

"So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install a lovely bookshelf on the wall." – Roald Dahl

One of the ways we are encouraging reading is with our 'Shelfie' scheme. We want children, parents, carers and other family members to show off their favourite books and send us a photo of themselves infront of their bookshelves.

What if I haven't got a bookshelf? See the letter below to see how you can get a bookshelf and some books to start your collection.

We have had a busy few weeks launching our 'Reading Project' as you can see from the pictures below, but this is just the beginning...

“Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.” – Napoléon Bonaparte

We are excited to be able to read and review the shortlisted books for the 2019 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Prizes. The books have been place around school in classrooms and 'book nooks' for pupils and staff to discover. Below are the books that have been shortlisted for this year. 

“Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them.” – Arnold Lobel

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