WE ARE READING – FANTASTIC BOOK AWARDS
The exceptional readers of Year 6 have been set the Fantastic Book Awards Challenge! Many schools across Lancashire are taking part in the Awards in conjunction with the Lancashire Library Service. Joined by Mr. Gilmour, the children of Year 6 are meeting together weekly to: reading chapters together in our new Cottage Library, discuss and review chapters read at home, looking at features of the text and analysing each book. There are 6 books to complete, along with two illustration competitions to enter this year, based on the 6 books. Books are reviewed, scored and ranked – scores will then be off to the Lancashire Library Service, where a author will be chosen to be the winner of the Fantastic Book Awards 2019/2020!
Well done to Emily for coming runner up out of all schools in the graphics competition!
UPDATE – NOVEMBER 2019
Over half term we read the first book in our series ‘Charlie Changes Into a Chicken’ by Sam Copeland
Overall, we all enjoyed the humour that the book provided, including male French pigeons that fought for the affections of Charlie (who had turned into a clearly attractive pigeon). It has inspired children in the creative use of footnotes – credit to the author for using them in such a humorous way. Did you know a spider has 7 bottoms? Although, it kept us all laughing (Mr. Gilmour included) we thought the story line lost its way and the could have been developed further. Overall we gave it a rating of 42/70. A book most of us would recommend if you wanted something light-hearted and fun to read.
For the second book, the children decided to go for a book that seems to have more of a serious story line, following the laughter of the last book. Run Wild, by Gill Lewis was the one chosen, will be completed by the end of November. A Clockwork Crow, by Catherine Fisher is the final book to read before the end of the Autumn Term.