Junior Book Club
With only one Book Club this term, we decided to theme both of our chosen texts around Remembrance Day.
Our younger readers (R8 & R9) were delighted by Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick (the true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh) and our older readers had a glimpse into life on the home front during WW2 with Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll.
Both texts proved highly popular and the children showed their customary enthusiasm and in-depth knowledge when competing in our quizzes.
St David’s were our winning war historians on this occasion, conclusively claiming victory in both contests as well as bagging an impressive number of house points! All children who took part did very well, and their participation was hugely appreciated.
Next Junior Book Club
For our next Book Club, the theme will be ‘Adventure!’
For R10 and R11 we have the Costa Award Winning book, The Explorer, by leading author Katherine Rundell which is a highly realistic tale of jeopardy and survival set in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest. Four children are stranded alone when the plane they are travelling in crashes; how will they cope and will they ever make it back to civilization?
For R8 and R9 we have Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue by Paula Harrison. Here, our hero Kitty, will discover that being a superhero is about more than just using her special abilities – she must learn to be courageous too, scaling the city clock tower in a daring midnight rescue bid.
The Observer described The Explorer as;
‘A wildly exciting adventure [by] One of our most talented writers for children.’
Book Trust says of Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue as, ‘A gentle [story] of friendship, bravery and being yourself.’
As ever, any child who has read the book, had it read to them or listened to the audiobook is welcome to attend.
11 December 2020
Junior School News