Book Review: Fergal is Fuming by Robert Starling

Synopsis: Fergal has a fiery temper that is always getting him in trouble! This isn’t good, especially as Fergal is a dragon! He just cannot seem to control his angry outbursts and soon everyone is ignoring him. Luckily, Mum is there to offer advice and support, help Fergal control his emotions and win back his friends….

Book Review: Ruby’s Worry by Tom Percival

Synopsis: Ruby loves being Ruby! She is an enthusiastic, happy child who loves swinging, play and exploring. However, one day she discovers a Worry. A yellow, menacing creature that just won’t go away. Ruby tries to ignore it but it gets bigger and bigger. Will she ever be happy and carefree again? Themes: Worries, anxiety, the…

CPD Feedback, September 2018

Some lovely feedback from teachers and LSAs from some recent training on developing whole class reading and creating a community of passionate readers! There was lots of opportunity to explore picture books, talk about books, share strategies and laughter!

Book Review: The 1000 Year Old Boy by Ross Welford

Synopsis: Alfie is 1000 years old. He has seen Viking invasions, watched Shakespeare’s plays and experienced the horror of the Second World War. When a tragic fire occurs, Alfie must find a new way of living. With his new friends Aidan and Roxy, he sets out on an epic adventure to find a way to reverse…

CPD and Staff Training Feedback: Elmwood Primary School

“Ian has been pivotal in providing focus for the teaching of reading across our school. Not only did Ian ensure that there was lots of laughter as staff compared their responses to a range of picture books and texts, but it is testament to his passion for reading and inspirational approach that the training materials…

Book Review: Grandad’s Island by Benji Davies

Synopsis: At the bottom of Syd’s garden lives Grandad. Syd can visit any time he wants.  One day he finds Grandad in the attic. The two venture through a big, metal door and find themselves aboard a ship. They journey to Grandad’s beautiful, wild island and, after plenty of adventures, Grandad tells Syd that he is…

Book Review: Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura

Synopsis: A curious boy is out wandering in the woods one day, when he falls down, down, down. when he wakes up, he finds he is completely lost and has been transported back in time. He walks and walks and finally finds a strange girl, called Om. She welcomes him into her clan and teaches…