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Do you love to read? Do you have a favourite book? Tell us all about it, or read a new book and rate it! You can use one of these templates for your book review, one from school, or you can create your own.
For details about the competition, things to include in your review, templates and full terms and conditions click here or visit https://www.schoolreaders.org/summertime-book-review-competition
What could you win?
Two winners will win 10 books for themselves, along with 50 books each for their school libraries.
The Two winners and their class also gets a video call with award winning children's author M. G. Leonard; who wrote the best selling book Beetle Boy!
Four runners up will win 5 books each. The winners’ book reviews will be featured on the Schoolreaders website.
All entries need to be submitted by 5.00pm on Wednesday 30 September.
This is a competition for pupils of primary school age. By entering the book review competition participants and their parent(s) or guardian(s) are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by the terms and conditions.
The child's name and age and an adult's contact details must be included with each entry. Please also include the name and town of the entrant’s primary school so we can contact them.
Send entries by e-mail to or post them to: Schoolreaders, Bedford Heights, Brickhill Drive, Bedford, MK41 7PH.
To find out more about volunteering as a Schoolreader visit www.schoolreaders.org
Water, Mills and Marshes Week 9
Here is Week 9 and the last of our posts, it's a great topic - Ghosts, Myths and Magic of the Broads National Park! We teamed up with Weird Norfolk and artist Jazz Owen, Norwich University of Arts, who allowed us to use her stunning pictures based on the various tales - so do have a spine tingling look.
This week's Activity is all about writing a ghost story based in the Broads National Park.
Norfolk County Council have a range of activities and ideas to support parents/carers which are free to use, please click on the link below to view.
Just a reminder all pictures for the Life in the Dykes Art Competition need to be emailed to email@example.com by midnight 24th of June.
Please click here to download the poster
How to submit your challenges
To take part, pupils can take a photo or video (if using video, please record your entry holding your device landscape) doing the challenge. The video can be submitted via any of the Norfolk School Games social media platforms by tagging Norfolk School Games in your post and must include their school name and year group. Please ensure you get your parents permission before posting a video. Those schools taking part will be celebrated during the school games week. For this challenge you can also tag us with a rainbow emoji.
Summer Part 1 and Black Lives Matters resource
Water, Mills and Marshes and RSPB Schools Art Competition
Start Date: 8 June 2020
End Date: 23rd June 2020
Who can take part: Any student from Reception to Year 6. Art work will be judged by year group.
Details: Inspired by WMM post Week 8: Life in the Dykes (going live on June 8). Create a collage of the animals and or plants that live in the dykes of the Broads National Park - it can be a picture of a single animal or the whole habitat the choice is yours.
Materials to Use: Collect a selection of natural materials such as leaves, twigs, flowers, stones, mud, grass from your garden, school or the park and use these to make a collage of "Life in a Dyke". Be creative with these natural materials - some different ideas and techniques are on the website for you to look at.
Prizes: A Minibeast Explorer Pack and pencil case set from the RSPB. There will be a prize for best art work in each year group. Winners will be announced on the 29th of June.
How to Submit Entries: Please email a photo of each student's artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org making sure the photo is labelled with the student's first name only, Year and School. The School can be shortened to Acle, NDenes, Lwood etc I'll know who you are! Please don't send photos with students faces visible.
How the photos will be used: Photos of the artworks will be used to judge the entries and go on our website and other social media channels (so please no photos of the students themselves). No students will be named on our website or social media channels except for the winners. When the winning entries are announced we will then ask for a picture of the student to be sent to us along with parental consent for the image to be used on our website and social media.
Prizes will be sent to either the school or directly to the winners depending on the school's preference.
Water Mills and Marshes:
For World Environment Day on June 5th this week's post is about Fish of the Broads National Park. For the post we used Zoom to interview PhD student Emily Rose Winter who has been tracking Bream and Pike in the Broads. The video we created from the interview is in the Prezi Presentation for you to watch. The Activities for the week include writing a poem, online jigsaw, crossword and word search puzzles.
Wet Woodlands. We won't have one next week over half term but will be back again on the 1st of June.
The Broads Authority is running a "Broads in Miniature Competition" until June 31 with a chance for anyone to win a Broads Goody Bag and Columbia voucher. See this link for more information. It;s open to the general public and not just the schools.
Water Mills and Marshes:
As we can't get out into the Broads National Park for the foreseeable future, we, at Water, Mills and Marshes, decided to bring as much of the park to you and your students as possible via our website's Education Page. https://watermillsandmarshes.org.uk/education-activities/
Bird Migration and Dawn Chorus:
This week we teamed up with RSPB Strumpshaw to celebrate Bird Week and our post is all about Bird Migration and the Dawn Chorus (peaking this week). There a couple of nice short animations explaining how and why birds migrate and are all busy singing at the moment.
This week's post is up. It tells the story of the Marshmen in the Broads National Park to coincide with National Share a Story Week.
|Schoolreaders Storytime Week 11|
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Daft Bat’ by Jeanne Willis Is Bat batty? Or does she just see things a little differently? The trouble begins when Bat moves into the neighbourhood. All the animal children want to welcome her with a special gift but then Bat shocks them by asking for an umbrella to keep her feet dry! Soon, it’s clear to everyone that she always gets things upside-down and the wrong-way-round. Only when Wise Owl suggests a change of perspective does everything become clear to Bat’s young friends. Reading Age 5+|
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘No Jumping on the Bed!’ by Tedd Arnold
"If I've told you once I've told you a million times, no jumping on the bed!" But Walter just can't resist, so he ignores his father's bedtime warning. Higher and higher he bounces gleefully, until his hair brushes the ceiling. But when he lands back on the bed--thump, creak, crack--it crashes right through the floor! Suddenly Walter finds himself visiting all the downstairs neighbours in his apartment building in a most unusual way! Reading age 6+
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Milly Molly Mandy Goes Errands’ by Joyce Lankester Brisley
Milly-Molly-Mandy lives in a tiny village in the heart of the countryside, where life is full of everyday adventures! Join the little girl in the candy-striped dress as she goes blackberry picking, gets ready to throw a party for her friends and goes to her village fete – whatever Milly-Molly-Mandy and her friends are up to, you're sure to have fun when they're around! Reading age 7+
|Schoolreaders Storytime Week 10|
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Click Clack Moo - Cows that Type’ by Doreen Cronin Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears Click, clack, moo. Click, clack, moo. Clickety, clack, moo. But the problems really begin when the cows start leaving Farmer Brown notes. First it was electric blankets... where will it end? And when the animals don't get what they want they go on strike, of course! Reading Age 8+ Optional activity|
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘I’m not cute!’ by Jonathan Allen
With visions of himself as a "huge, scary, sleek, sharp-eyed hunting machine," Baby Owl goes out for a walk in the woods. But every animal he meets thinks he's so cute, fluffy, and huggable! Poor Baby Owl. "I am NOT cute!" he shouts. Then Mom comes along--and she comes up with the perfect solution to the adorable little creature's problem. It's a real hoot that every kid will relate to! Reading Age 5+
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Grandma’s House’ by Alice Melvin
Often, after school, a little girl goes to her grandmother’s house where everything is different, but always the same. She puts her coat on the hook in the hall, pours a glass of milk for herself in the kitchen and tries to reach the biscuit tin on the highest shelf in the pantry. But where is Grandma? Reading Age 5+
|Week 9 Schoolreaders Storytime|
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Way Back Home’ by Oliver Jeffers
One day a boy finds an aeroplane in his cupboard. Up, up and away he flies, past clouds and stars until suddenly, phut, phut phut, the plane runs out of petrol and the boy crash lands on the moon. Just as he is beginning to get cold and lonely, a Martian appears from the darkness – could this be the start of an unlikely friendship? And will the boy ever manage to get home again? Reading Age 6+
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Squirrels who Squabbled’ by Rachel Bright
Greedy squirrels Cyril and Bruce both have their sights on a very special prize: THE VERY LAST NUT OF THE SEASON! As the nut bounces crazily though the forest, the squirrels race after it, between the trees, over boulders, down the river and - ARGH! - right to the edge of a waterfall! Working together might be the only way to save themselves now ... Reading Age 5+
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Searching for Treasure’ by Annabel Pitcher. From ‘The Book of Hopes’ edited by Katherine Rundell. The Book of Hopes is an extraordinary collection of short stories, poems and pictures to comfort, inspire and entertain children in Lockdown with contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators. Reading Age 8+|
|Week 8 Schoolreaders Storytime|
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Little Rabbit Foo Foo’ by Michael Rosen
He's wild, he's wicked, he's Little Rabbit Foo Foo! In this read-aloud romp by the incomparable Michael Rosen, author of We're Going on a Bear Hunt, the bully-boy bunny likes nothing better than to ride through the forest bopping everyone on the head. Wriggly worms, tigers, no one is safe. But here comes the Good Fairy – and she is not amused! Reading Age 5+
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Magic Paintbrush’ by Julia Donaldson
With her magic paintbrush, Shen can paint steaming pots full of fish and oysters to feed the hungry people in her village, but when the evil emperor hears of her gift he commands Shen to paint gold for him instead. She is determined to keep her promise to paint only for the poor, but how can she match the emperor's mighty power? Reading Age 6+ Optional activity
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Hope-o-potamus’ by Greg James and Chris SmithFrom ‘The Book of Hopes’ edited by Katherine Rundell. The Book of Hopes is an extraordinary collection of short stories, poems and pictures to comfort, inspire and entertain children in Lockdown with contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators. Reading Age 8+|
|Week 7 Schoolreaders Storytime|
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Cave Baby’ by Julia Donaldson A hairy mammoth takes a cheeky little baby on a thrilling ride through a moonlit landscape populated by a sabre-toothed tiger, a leaping hare, a laughing hyena and even, just maybe, by a big brown bear . . . But where are they going? And what has it to do with the baby's scribblings on the cave wall? Reading Age 6+|
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Misadventure of Frederick’ by Ben Manley In a mansion surrounded by lakes and forests, Frederick is bored. He leads a very sheltered life: and when Emily invites him to play outside he has no choice but to refuse – what if he hurts himself? Much better to stay safely indoors. But Emily is not one to take no for an answer… Optional activity Reading Age 7+|
|Schoolreaders Storytime – Stories from ‘The Book of Hopes’ edited by Katherine Rundell The Book of Hopes is an extraordinary collection of short stories, poems and pictures to comfort, inspire and entertain children in lockdown with contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators. This week’s reading includes both a short story and a poem:‘The Monk and the Armadillo’ by Onjali Q. Rauf‘Care of Exotic Pets. Number 1. The Axolotl at Bedtime’ by Catherine Johnson Reading Age 8+|
|Week 6 Schoolreaders Storytime|
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Tiddler’ by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler The smallest fish can tell the tallest tales ... "Sorry I'm late, Miss. I set off really early but on the way to school I was captured by a squid. I wriggled and I struggled till a turtle came and rescued me." "Oh, no, he didn't." "OH, YES, HE DID." Tiddler is a little fish with a BIG imagination! What ever will he come up with next? Optional activity Reading Age 6+|
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Hubert Horatio – A Very Fishy Tale’ by Lauren Child Part 1'Hubert Horatio - A Very Fishy Tale' Part 2
Told in two parts: Hubert Horatio is quite possibly the most responsible and clever child you will ever meet. This is the very fishy tale of how an ordinary day became the death-defying rescue of Hubert Horatio. And who did the rescuing? Why Hubert, of course… Reading Age 7+
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Last Noo Noo’ by Jill Murphy A brilliantly funny book about a monster attached to his dummy! Marlon's granny thinks that he's much too old for a dummy. "It's a noo-noo," Marlon informs her. And he has no intention of giving it up. Not even when his mum throws it in the bin. Not even when the other monsters call him a big baby. Nothing and no one can make Marlon give up his noo-noo until Marlon decides that the time is right... Optional activity
Reading Age 6+
|Week 5 Schoolreaders Storytime|
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson
Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are two crafty robbers with a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But little do they know that the tiniest, quietest creature of all has overhead their plot, and she has a plan of her own . . . Reading Age 6+
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Spells’ by Emily Gravett
A hopeful little frog tries to turn himself into a handsome prince by piecing together the torn pages of a spell book. There's just one problem – although Frog knows all about magical spells, spelling is another matter . . . Optional activity Reading Age 5+
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Peace at Last’ by Jill Murphy The hour was late and Mr Bear was tired. But he could not sleep - however he tried and wherever he tried. Snore, snore went Mrs Bear. Tick-tock, tick-tock went the clock. Would he never get to sleep? Optional activity Reading Age 6+|
Week 4 School Readers Storytime
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Aaaarrgghh Spider! by Lydia Monks
Spider wants to be a family pet. But the family whose house he lives in are terrified of him. Whenever he tries to show them what a great pet he would make, they simply cry: ”AAAARRGGHH, Spider!” Optional activity Reading Age 5+
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Cyril and Pat’ by Emily Gravett
Cyril is the only squirrel in Lake Park, and he's very lonely. Until one day he meets Pat – Pat the big, grey . . . other squirrel. Cyril and Pat have lots of adventures and fun together and Cyril is so pleased he's made a friend. But everyone is adamant that Cyril and Pat simply cannot be friends, and they soon reveal why: Pat, as the reader has known all along, is actually a RAT! Optional activity Reading Age 7+
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Highway Rat’ by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Life is not safe for the other animals, as the villainous Highway Rat gallops along the highway, stealing their food. Clover from a rabbit; nuts from a squirrel - he even steals his own horse's hay. Will he finally meet his comeuppance, in the form of a cunning duck? Optional activity Reading Age 6+
|Week 3 School Readers Storytime|
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ by Michael Rosen
For brave hunters and bear-lovers! Follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest! Reading Age 6+
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Winston the Book Wolf’ by Marni McGeeWinston the book wolf likes books - he likes to eat them. But then a girl named Rosie teaches Winston an important lesson: "You do not have to chew on a book to taste the wonderful words inside. Words taste even better when you eat them with your eyes!" Optional activity Reading Age 7+|
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Legend of the Kea ’ by Philip Temple
Krikta the kea and his friends are always playing practical jokes on the other birds. But one day, some of the birds become greedy and want the forest for themselves. So begins the terrible time of quarrelling that threatens the forest. Ka, the great bird and keeper of the forest, is angry with the birds and punishes them. Krikta, the mischievous kea, finds he has been too cheeky for his own good. Reading Age 10+
|Week 2 School Readers Storytime|
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Baby Brains’ by Simon James
Meet the extraordinary Baby Brains. He reads the paper, mends the car and works as a doctor at the hospital. He’s so clever that some scientists ask him to go on their next space mission. Optional activity Reading Age 5+
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Into the Forest’ by Anthony Browne
One night a boy is woken by a terrible sound. A storm is breaking, lightning flashing across the sky. In the morning Dad has disappeared and Mum doesn’t seem to know when he’ll be back. Mum asks her son to take a cake to his sick grandma. "Don’t go into the forest," she warns. "Go the long way round." But, for the first time, the boy chooses to take the path into the forest, where he meets a variety of fairy tale characters! Optional activity Reading age 8+
|Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Bringing Down the Moon’ by Jonathan EmmettMeet the little mole who thinks a lot and join him on his quest to bring down the moon. Optional activity Reading age 3+|
|Week 1 - School Readers Storytime|
|Schoolreaders Storytime - 'The Ravenous Beast' by Niamh Sharkey
The ravenous beast is hungry; he’s hungry, hungry, hungry. But is he the hungriest animal of all? Optional activity Reading age: 5+
|Schoolreaders Storytime - 'One is a snail, ten is a crab' by April Pulley SayreIf one is a snail and two is a person, we must be counting by feet! Optional activity Reading age: 3+|
|Schoolreaders Storytime - 'This is Our House' by Michael RosenA book about the power of sharing. George says the cardboard house is his and no one else can share it. Optional activity Reading age: 5+|
Fun Kids is the UK's children's radio station and part of our mission, as well as entertaining kids across the country, is to help them learn. We're giving you free resources every week for you to share with your class. Every day we release a new mission that can help children at home learn more about a subject and test their knowledge.
With restrictions on going outdoors being lifted, this week's missions are all to do with staying safe while your pupils are out and about.
Children will find out why it's so dangerous to trespass on the railways with our newest educational series, Track Pack, and Charlie Crow will be helping us find out why you should never play in a quarry!
With a new mission each day kids will have plenty to do in this week's missions
Norwich City Community Sports Foundation
Norwich City CSF - Maths Quiz If you fill in the name and email there is also a certificate that can be printed off when the task has been completed.