Thank you to those parents attending our Coffee Morning before half term. We hope you found it useful! If you couldn’t make it and would like to know more about our library system and how it can support your child with topics/ subjects in school, please come and see us at any time.
A BIG congratulations to our fantastic winners of the Roald Dahl Book Week t-shirt competition!! Well done Kosuke (1P) and Naraya (6L)!! We loved your design! You’ll both receive 7 house points each and a t-shirt with your own design printed on it!
And of course a big thank you to all of you who entered our competition. It was very difficult to choose the winners, as all the drawings were amazing! Each of you will receive 2 house points! Well done everyone!
High School Parents Consultations
I will be available during the parents consultations this week should you have any questions or concerns with regards to your son or daughter’s reading.
Books of the Week
Early Years: The day the crayons came home
By: Drew Daywalt
I'm not sure what it is about this kid Duncan, but his crayons sure are a colorful bunch of characters! Having soothed the hurt feelings of one group who threatened to quit, Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued. From Maroon Crayon, who was lost beneath the sofa cushions and then broken in two after Dad sat on him; to poor Turquoise, whose head is now stuck to one of Duncan's stinky socks after they both ended up in the dryer together; to Pea Green, who knows darn well that no kid likes peas and who ran away—each and every crayon has a woeful tale to tell and a plea to be brought home to the crayon box.
Primary Fiction: The Lost Hero: The Graphic Novel (Heroes of Olympus Book 1)
By: Rick Riordan
Jason has a problem. He doesn't remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently she's his girlfriend Piper, his best friend is a kid named Leo, and they're all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for "bad kids." What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea--except that everything seems very wrong.
Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, and her vivid nightmares reveal that he's in terrible danger. Now her boyfriend doesn't recognize her, and when a freak storm and strange creatures attack during a school field trip, she, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood. What is going on?
Leo has a way with tools. His new cabin at Camp Half-Blood is filled with them. Seriously, the place beats Wilderness School hands down, with its weapons training, monsters, and fine-looking girls. What's troubling is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and that a camper's gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist they are all--including Leo--related to a god.
Primary Non-Fiction: Children's Encyclopedia Earth
By: Belinda Gallagher
CHILDREN'S ENCYCLOPEDIA EARTH is loaded with exciting facts about Earth's features and beyond! Subjects included are planet Earth, polar lands, oceans, rainforests and saving the Earth. Key topics are presented in short, numbered facts. This book is packed with fantastic photos and artwork. Special panels appear throughout for incredible facts, quizzes and projects. This wonderfully illustrated children's encyclopedia is a great learning tool, which children aged 7+ will find fun, enjoyable and stimulating. Covering a wide range of topics, such as planet Earth, polar lands, oceans, rainforests and saving the Earth, each page in Children's Encyclopedia Earth is creatively designed and packed with amazing photographs, artworks and diagrams. This Earth encyclopedia for kids encourages young minds to learn and understand what they are reading through quizzes, cartoons and activity projects to do at home. Essential topics covered in Children's Encyclopedia Earth: Planet Earth: Inside the Earth, Massive mountains, and Wild weather Polar Lands: Animals of Arctic lands, Sliding and diving, and Race to the South Pole Oceans: Tides and shores, Pirates!, and Riding the waves Rainforests: Where in the world?, Magical Madagascar, and Kaleidoscope of color Saving the Earth: Global warming, Reducing waste, and In the garden Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts: Every day there are 45,000 thunderstorms on Earth. Lightning strikes somewhere in the world about 100 times a second. People who live in rainforests can build their entire homes from plant materials. Walls are made from palm stems or bamboo, and leaves can be woven to make roofs and floors. After a young albatross first takes off, it may stay in the air for more than five years, swooping to grab food at the sea's surface, before touching down again.
High School Fiction: The Opposite of Ordinary
By: Jessica Sorensen
One day ago my life was pretty perfect. But a lot can change in a day.
In one day, I went from being Ashlynn Wynterland, one of the most popular girls in school to being the girl who spends lunchtime hiding out in Mr. Chester’s classroom and watching Maxon Harter and his science obsessed friends mess around with experiments. All because Queeny Harlington thinks I made out with her crush.
Queeny Harlington is the queen of Fareland high. And up until a day ago, she was my best friend. Now she’s my worst enemy who’s threatening to tell the entire school all of my secrets.
Being the friendless, social outcast has its downsides. So, when Maxon Harter invites me to hang out with him and his mad scientist friends, I accept his offer, even though they all seem to despise me. Which is fine. Sort of…
The truth is I’ve always thought Maxon was cute in a weirdly unordinary way. And the more I get to know him, the more I find myself crushing on him badly. Which makes me wonder if I’ve always been a weirdly unordinary kind of girl, but was too afraid to admit it.
But when Queeny decides to tell everyone my darkest secret of all, I doubt Maxon and my new friends will accept me anymore. I need to stop her, and the only way to do that may be to figure out who made up the rumor that I kissed her crush.
Book cover and review source: Amazon.com