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WRITING COMPETITIONS

**Closing date July 24th 2020**

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We love reading!

Here are some thoughts and question ideas I thought I'd share to help continue developing the children's love of reading...

Stuck for something to read?

This website is great for inspiration. Click here for some ideas based on what you already enjoy reading... If you like Julia Donaldson - try these... 

Prefer Roald Dahl - click here... 

What about Horrid Henry - these are for you...

and Rainbow Magic? - here they are...

 

You could also try read the top 50 books for Year 2. You have probably already read some of them.

How many can you tick off? Which did you like best?

Download the checklist here...

Questions you could ask when your child finishes a book, or part of a book...

 

  • Did the book they just read surprise them? Why did they choose it? Did they expect to like or not like it because of the blurb or dust jacket?

 

  • Did the characters seem real? Did they feel sympathy for the characters? Do they know anyone like the character?

 

  • Did the book take them to new places? Were they real places or imaginary lands? Did they learn anything about the setting from reading the book?

 

  • Did the author know about the background or topic of the book? Were there any mistakes?

 

  • Did they want to go on reading more after the book had ended? 

Book Reviews...

Book reviews are a great tool for helping you find new books to read, as well as share your thoughts on a book (which may help someone else).

 

Toppsta (https://toppsta.com/) is a great website where you can browse books by age group, title, author, illustrator or series, as well as leave reviews for other people to read.

 

CBBC Book Club (https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/cbbc-book-club) is another great place where children can read and share book reviews, as well as explore new books and watch videos from different children's authors.

 

Alternatively - click below to print some book review sheets. You can bring these back to school to share with other children...

I met a dragon face to face

I met a dragon face to face

The year when I was ten,

I took a trip to outer space,

I braved a pirate's den,

I wrestled with a wicked troll,

And fought a great white shark,

I trailed a rabbit down a hole,

I hunted for a snark.

I stowed aboard a submarine,

I opened magic doors,

I travelled in a time machine,

And searched for dinosaurs,

I climbed atop a giant's head,

I found a pot of gold,

I did this all in books I read

When I was ten years old

 

Jack Prelutsky: ‘Good Books: Good Times’, HarperCollins 1990

The school will close all children, except Key worker children, on Thursday 16th July. School re-opens on Thursday 3rd September. have a great summer and please STAY SAFE!!
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