Category Archive: S2 Book Talks

Class 2.1 and Characters in a Book Series 18 December 2019

Class 2.1 presented their ideas for a character in a book series during their library period on Wednesday 18 December. Sam drew her inspiration from a Japanese urban legend, while Emily talked about her sinister soul snatcher. There was a very focused and appreciative audience on beanbags and good questions too.

S2 Reading Journals and Presentations 2 – 6 December 2019

S2 classes, during the week 2 – 6 December, were are all about sharing their reading journal activities during library periods. Fraser in class 2.2 spoke about the poem Arms and the Boy by Wilfred Owen on Tuesday. This was part of his presentation on Children of WW1 and linked to last month’s library book …

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S2 Book Talks – Classes 2.2 and 2.7 and Photos and Medals – 5 November 2019

Two classes participated in the World War One book talk on 5 November and there was lots of interest from and good chat with class 2.2. Pupils are reading Johnny and the Dead in their English class #connections #learning #reading #sharing. Class 2.7 were engaged and enjoyed a lively discussion about the books. James in …

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Remembrance Day Display 5 November 2019

Our new display at the library door for Remembrance Day on 11 November.

World War One The Great War 1914 – 1918 – S2 Book Talks November 2019

During the week beginning 4 November, brilliant books on World War One were shared, including these by Theresa Breslin, Paul Dowswell and Tom Palmer  Theresa Breslin: Remembrance Scotland, 1915. A group of teenagers from two families meet for a picnic, but the war across the Channel is soon to tear them away from such youthful …

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Book Talks and Response from Author 8 October 2019

LOTS of interest in and chat about books Monster by CJ Skuse and The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks, in the selection during book talks with class 2.7 on 8 October. Lots of borrowing and requests as a result. #horror #tension #NoHope #reallife #GreatReads We heard from author CJ Skuse via social media. For all …

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S2 Book Talks– Booktober – Horror – October 2019

The focus for Booktober is Horror. Monster by CJ Skuse In an isolated boarding school, a group of girls settle in for the holidays.  Everyone else has gone home and there are rivalries and animosity between them – this definitely isn’t going to be a happy Christmas. But no-one knows just how bad things will …

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Class 2.3 Urban Adventures 26 September 2019

Posters & mini-talks on 26 September from S2 pupils were all about urban adventures. These presentations are linked to the library book talks and reading journals. Class 2.3 here in action. We heard about The Hit by Allen Zadoff, The Fall by Robert Muchamore and a thriller about a troublesome tower #Fabulous 📚👏

Urban Adventures – posters 18 September 2019

S2 talks & posters linked in to reading journals and library book talks began on 18 September with class 2.5 . They have set the pace! On Urban Adventures theme included Gone by Michael Grant; The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and an urban interpretation of Disney.   What a fabulous selection📚💜

Last Malorie Blackman book talk of the month 12 September 2019

Our S2 book talks for September came to an end on 12 September, with class 2.3.  The focus on Malorie Blackman has been very popular with pupils. Lots of books have been borrowed and all the Noughts & Crosses copies are being read & have been requested. Summer  in class 2.3 is full of smiles. …

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