Category Archive: S1 Book Talks

S1 Book Talks – Other Times and Places and Books by Visiting Author Matthew Fitt – February 2019

Our book talks, during the week beginning 11 February, were all about Other Times and Other Places AND books by one of our soon-to-be visiting authors Matthew Fitt. There has been lots of chat with classes and there was a very good discussion with class 1.5 about author Judith Kerr and about how her book …

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S1 Book Talks – Classics 14 – 17 January 2019

S1 pupils began the New Year with classic novels during their book talks, during the week 14 January. Swallows and Amazons, Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, Treasure Island and Watership Down. All are part of our S1 book talks for January. Two classes on Monday 14 January enjoyed lots of book chat, media adaptations …

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S1 Book Talks – Classics – January 2019

S1 pupils begin the New Year with classic novels during their book talks. These will be during the week 14 January. 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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S1 Book Talks December 2018

S1 classes have been enjoying the theme Comedy during December and the focus has been on these books: The Dork Diaries by Rene Rene Russell The World of Norm by Jonathan Meres Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney The OMG Blog by Karen McCombie Big Nate by Lincoln Pierce Hamish and the Worldstoppers …

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S1 Comedy Book Talks Begin 17 December 2018

The Novelties Book Club pupils created a novel advent calendar in the library. In this Countdown to Christmas, a book from the hanging display above the library desk was opened by a pupil each day and shared. Week Two began with Day 17 and was combined with the S1 comedy book. James & Sarah in …

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S1 Book Talks December 2018

S1 classes will be enjoying the theme Comedy during December and will focus on these books: The Dork Diaries by Rene Rene Russell The World of Norm by Jonathan Meres Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney The OMG Blog by Karen McCombie Big Nate by Lincoln Pierce Hamish and the Worldstoppers by Danny …

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S1 Book Talks October – Ominous October – 22 –26 October 2018

We have been loving the reaction from S1s during the S1 Ominous October Book Talks. Aghast at Angelina in Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge . Cheering Lucy on in The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud & being brave with Tom in The Spook’s Apprentice by Joseph Delaney. We need more copies!  There has been such …

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S1 Book Talks – Spooky Stories for October and November 2018

The October and November book talks are all about spooky happenings and will begin at the start of the winter term on Monday 22 October. The Spook’s Apprentice: Book 1 (The Wardstone Chronicles) by Joseph Delaney  The Spook’s Apprentice is the first book in Joseph Delaney’s terrifying Wardstone Chronicles – over 3 million copies sold worldwide! ‘Someone has to stand against …

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S1 Book Talks and Happy Readers September 2018

It is fabulous to see pupils going straight to the books after the book talks. Marcus and Yehai can’t wait to read The Recruit, one of the titles in the S1 Action & Adventure Talk .

S1 Book Talks September 2018

S1 classes begin the book talk programme with the theme of Adventure and the focus is on three books: Where The World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean is a thrilling novel of survival and courage, based on a real event. The author of more than 160 works for children, Geraldine McCaughrean established her career by winning …

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