Category Archive: S1 Book Talks

S1 Book Talks Classics – classes – 6 -10 January 2020

S1 pupils began the New Year with classic novels during their book talks. All during the week 6 January. Swallows and Amazons, Anne of Green Gables, Little Women and the new graphic novel of To Kill a Mockingbird are all part of our S1 book talks for January. The first S1 book talk of 2020 …

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S1 Book Talks – Classics – 6 – 10 January 2020

S1 pupils begin the New Year with classic novels during their book talks. All during the week beginning 6 January 2020. So what makes a classic? It can’t just be that it’s old! A classic must have something else, something that has caused it to endure. While parts of any book may date, there must …

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Dashing to get a Book before a Party 9 December 2019

The S1 Christmas party was on the afternoon of Monday 9 December and Cara-Louise dashed into the library to pick up her book before joining the festive fun. She is now a fan of Lockwood & Co by Jonathan Stroud and she needs the next book in the series. Party time had to wait! Lockwood …

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S1 Book Talks – Books Are Disappearing Fast – 27 and 29 November 2019

  Books were disappearing fast. And that was good news! S1 December book talks were all about whodunnits and pupils were keen to read all about mystery, murder & young detectives🔎🔍. Katharine got Top Marks for Murder ✔️ by Robin Stevens on 27 November and was delighted 📚💜. Two S1 classes on Friday 29 November …

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S1 Book Talks – Crime and Mystery – 25 November – 2 December 2019

Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries, starring dynamic duo Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong by Robin Stevens. Death in the Spotlight:  Murder Most Unladylike’s exceptional detective duo face a devilish whodunit amidst the glamour of London’s West End. Someone will take their final bow… Fresh from their adventure in Hong Kong, Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells are …

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Huge Enthusiasm from S1 Classes 20 September 2019

Huge 👍👍 from both S1 classes on Friday 20 September for their first book talk. L💜ving the enthusiasm. Sessions included books by our visiting author Kerr Thomson and Isabella has grabbed the last copy of The Rise of Wolves for her weekend reading. Perfect weekend ahead!📚😀

New Recruits for The Recruit 18 September 2019

S1 book talks began on 18 September and our new recruits are rushing to get their hands on The Recruit by Robert Muchamore. Ryan is keen to read more and is delighted with his copy. The book talks will continue into next week. Plenty of Action & Adventure in our selection

S1 Book Talks – Action & Adventure and Visiting Author – September 2019

S1 classes begin with the theme of Adventure and the focus is on three books: The Rise of Wolves by our visiting author Kerr Thomson is a classic and atmospheric adventure, which features a gripping plot, stunning setting and great characters. Innis hears it first – a bloodcurdling howl that stops him dead in his …

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S1 Reading Diaries introduced on 13 September 2019

 S1 reading diaries were introduced to class 1.2 on Friday 13 September and pupils are good to go! After in-service days on 16 and 17 September, S1 pupils will have their first library book talk, begin paired reading AND their diaries. No wonder they look happy🙋‍♀️😀🙋‍♂️

S1 library periods and induction classes August 2019

S1 pupils have a regular library period, during their English classes and this is used for personal reading, for projects and for the book talk programme. Book talks are delivered by Mrs Toonen, on a variety of themes and pupils are encouraged to contribute and to participate in discussion. S1 pupils also record their personal …

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