Author Event (Year 1) – 18th January

Year 1 will be attending the Chris Naylor-Ballesteros author event at Moor Allerton Library on Thursday 18th January.

If you haven’t ordered your books it is not too late.

Please complete the slip at the bottom of the letter and send either cash or a cheque (made payable to Orinoco Books) by Tuesday 16th January.

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Both are priced at £6.00 each (rrp £6.99)

Children will be able to have their book/s signed by Chris following the session.

Miss Whiteley & Library Taken Over

This afternoon Nishta, Gurleen and Davina took over the Miss Whiteley’s job as Librarian as part of the Takeover Challenge.

They talked to children about their favourite books and authors, read stories, scanned books in and out of the library and wrote reminder notes.

They did such a fantastic job that they may get invited to take over again!



Ilkley Literature Trip

This week Year 6 embarked on visit to Ilkley. Having travelling by bus and train they arrived in Ilkley where they put their map reading skills to use and attempted to find all 24 Where’s Wallys hidden around the town.

After lunch at Riverside Gardens Year 6 attended an event at Kings Hall with author, MG Leonard. The children really enjoyed the session particularly learning amazing facts about some types of beetle before purchasing books and having them signed by the author and headed back to school.

Does anyone know what the MG bit of MG Leonard’s name stands for?













Summer Reading Challenge

Animal Agents, Summer Reading Challenge 2017

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year and this year the them is Animal Agents.

If you have never heard of the Summer Reading Challenge you may be wondering what it is.

If you are interested in taking part look at the following easy steps:

  1. Sign up take part at their local library (for most children at ACE the nearest library is Moor Allerton Library near Sainsburys).
  2. Choose and read 2 books from the library
  3. Once you have read them visit the library again and collect stickers and goodies
  4. Choose and read two more books and repeat step 3
  5. Repeat steps 2 and 3
  6. Once you have read 6 books return to the library and collect your certificate and prize

If you are enjoying reading you do not need to stop there, you can read as many books as you like and usually invite children who have read the most number of books to a special party with an author.

If you would like more information about the Summer Reading Challenge, please click on the lick below or see Miss Whiteley.


Tom Palmer Visit – Tuesday 6th June

Yesterday, author Tom Palmer visited school, much to the delight of many children who enjoy reading his football and rugby themed stories.Tom lead an assembly for KS1 and KS2 children where he talked about being a writer and then the children had the opportunity to ask Tom lots and lots of questions.

Next, Tom spent the day with a group of sixteen Year 5 children on a local history project. This involved Tom working with nine schools each coming up with ideas, planning, helping to write and editing a chapter each. The finished story would consist of nine chapters and would be published on Tom’s website.

The children thoroughly enjoyed their day with Tom and were thrilled at the end of the afternoon to read their finished chapter which had been uploaded on Tom’s website.

The following children took part in producing the ACE chapter:

Aminah, Benjamin, Scarlett, Jasmine, Alex C, Alex O, Stella, Stefan, Zain, Ayush, Kristal, Chenai, Ben, Nishta, Charlie and Taiya.

To read their chapter click on the link below: