Our nursery children have been very creative when designing their potato book characters. We have had: The Gruffalo, Peppa Pig, Rapunzel, Goldilocks, Humpty Dumpty, A ladybird, fox, aliens and lots more. Good work!
We are currently trying to create a comics section in our school library. If you have any comics at home which you have read and are happy to recycle please bring them into school and we can add them to our collection. Remember, comics donated must be suitable for primary aged children.
During Book Week Scotland the three shortlisted books were read to us by Mrs Hollands, Mr Taylor and Mrs McKenzie. All children have now voted for their favourite book………………..
In 3rd place with 95 votes was “Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit Book Burglar”
In 2nd place with 105 votes was “Mouse’s First Night at Moonlight School”
In 1st place with 129 votes was “Never Tickle a Tiger”
Well done to “Never Tickle a Tiger” a worthy winner. The results of our vote will now be forwarded to the Scottish Book Trust.
During Book Week Scotland, children were asked to design and create a page for a comic book. We were blown away by the number of entries. The library afterschool club had an extremely difficult job deciding on the winners.
The winners were:
Primary 1 – Orla, Primary 1b
Primary 2 – Sarah, Primary 3/2
Primary 3 – Eve, Primary 3b
Primary 4 – Jack, Primary 4b
Primary 5 – Connor, Primary 5a
Primary 6 – Erin, Primary 6b
Primary 7 – Marek, Primary 7a
All the winning entries have now been framed and are displayed in school. All entries will be made into books for our library. Well done to all the winners.
Yesterday, a very excited library group took delivery of hundreds of new books for the school library. The new additions will update and expand the stock of non-fiction books. The books were purchased with £1500 of the money raised by the recent sponsored read. The library reps can’t wait to get all of the boxes unpacked and the books on the shelves!
The Library Group are delighted to announce that the recent sponsored reading event has raised the magnificent sum of £2801. This money will now be used to purchase non-fiction books for the school library. A huge thank you to all parents, carers and friends who supported this event.
A group of Primary 1-3 children were very lucky to be invited to the SCBA ceremony held in the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh last Wednesday. Authors and illustrators of the three short listed books were in attendance. There was great excitement as the winner was announced, “Robot Rumpus”. The children were able to purchase a copy of their favourite book, which they had signed by the author. A fantastic experience!
Book Week Scotland is a week long celebration of books and reading. It was celebrated in school with exciting activities and a great assembly to which each class contributed. Mrs Black, Mrs Thomson and Mr Brice read the three books shortlisted for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards. We voted for our favourite and the winner was “Robot Rumpus”. We enjoyed listening to another teacher reading their favourite book, silent reading and paired reading where the older pupils read with the infant classes. One of the highlights of the week was the Treasure Chest challenge where we had to guess the name of a book from clues hidden in a treasure chest. Thanks to the Library Group who organised the event.