Alleyne's Readers - Reading Group for Students, Parents and Staff


 

In the autumn term, every student and member of staff is given a free copy of the same book to read and the whole school takes part in activities connected with the book. Previous books include The Hunger Games, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Mr Stink, a selection of World War One titles (to commemorate the anniversary of the start of WW1), Wonder by R.J. Palacio and I am Malala.


Parents are invited to join in some of the events.


Here is just some of the feedback we received about previous events:


“We need to share with others how relaxed this workshop was as it might encourage others”

“I felt it was a really nice event, especially to be able to come together and enjoy the event with the whole family”

 “I feel that the whole project was run really well and it’s nice to be able to get involved with my child’s work now she is at secondary school”.




 

TAS Book Club

Book Club meets in the Library every Thursday during the second half of lunchtime. It is open to all book lovers, (both students and staff) to discuss what they have been reading and take part in book based activities.

As well as discussing what we have been reading, we read the shortlist for the North Herts Schools Book Award and some lucky Book Club members attend the Book Discussion morning with lots of other keen readers from the schools taking part. The award runs from January to March. This year's shortlisted titles are shown below.

In the summer term we shadow the Carnegie and Greenaway Medal shortlists.

Ms Sanderson's World of Reading...

 

New Books

 

 

 

 

Blast from the Past…

It’s always exciting to read a newly published book, but there are plenty of excellent books sitting on the Library shelves. This week’s choice is:


 

This the first in a trilogy from screenwriter William Nicholson and is a fantasy set in the walled city of Aramanth where twins Kestrel and Bowman rebel against their evil overlords.

NEWS

Some of our students have been creating picture books in library lessons recently as part of a national ReadingZone competition. I sent off two entries from our Year 8 students and you can read them below. 

Just One Little Guy.pdf

Luke the Lion Goes to the Dentist.pdf