Author Archives: Mr I Knox

National Share a story month

May is national share a story month. Why not share some of the stories below ?

A playful, warm and funny story following a boy with a wild imagination and his lively family, from brand new creative duo: Swapna Haddow and Dapo Adeola.

Shhh. Beware. My dad is a grizzly bear.

In this family, it’s just possible that Dad is a grizzly bear . . . He has fuzzy fur, enormous paws and loves the outdoors. He sleeps a lot even in the cinema and when he’s awake, he’s always hungry, usually eating up all the honey. What else could Dad be? But sometimes, when it’s scary at night, a lovely big bear hug is just what is needed.

A hilarious debut picture book written by Swapna Haddow author of the Dave Pigeon series and illustrated by the brilliantly talented Dapo Adeola author of Look Up!

 

The brand new adventure in the bestselling, blockbuster Supertato series, from Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet! Perfect for even the most reluctant of bathers – and, of course, Supertato fans EVERYWHERE!

It is night-time in the supermarket, and it’s the veggies’ weekly bath. But…what’s this? SOMEONE has been meddling with the bubble bath and that can only lead to one thing: BUBBLY TROUBLY!

Are Supertato and the veggies all washed up? Or can they clear the aisles and POP that pea back where he belongs?

Find out in Supertato’s newest, irresistible laugh-out-loud adventure!

A laugh-out-loud picture book that explores our emotions and reassures toddlers that having the wobbles is OK.“Wibble wobble, wibble wobble, Jelly on a plate” When Jelly is entered into the ‘Best Food Competition’, it makes him wobble with worry. Everyone loves chicken nuggets and pizza – but does everyone love jelly? Suddenly he’s filled with self-doubt. But soon Jelly learns that the things that make us different should be celebrated… and that it’s definitely OK to have a wobble every now and then.

When Tomas discovers a strange old tree at the bottom of his grandad’s garden, he doesn’t think much of it. But he takes the funny fruit from the tree back into the house – and gets the shock and delight of his life when a tiny dragon hatches! The tree is a dragonfruit tree, and Tomas has got his very own dragon, Flicker …

Tomas soon finds out that life with Flicker is great fun, but also very … unpredictable. Yes, dragons are wonderful, but they also set fire to your toothbruth and leave your pants hanging from the TV aerial. Tomas has to learn how to look after Flicker – and quickly. And then something extraordinary happens – more dragonfruits appear on the tree. Tomas is officially growing dragons …

The first book in a sparky and utterly enchanting new series.

Enter a world of Egyptian pharaohs and ancient curses from the Queen of Historical Fiction.

London, 1922.

A discovery from ancient Egypt . . . A cursed package . . . The untold story of a young pharaoh . . .

When Lilian Kaye finds a parcel on her grandad’s doorstep, she is shocked to see who sent it: a famous Egyptologist, found dead that very morning, according to every newspaper in England!

The mysterious package holds the key to a story . . . about a king whose tomb archaeologists are desperately hunting for.

Lil and her friends must embark on an incredible journey – to return the package to its resting place, to protect those they love, and to break the deadly pharaoh’s curse . . .

Chaya, a no-nonsense, outspoken hero, leads her friends and a gorgeous elephant on a noisy, fraught, joyous adventure through the jungle where revolution is stirring and leeches lurk. Will stealing the queen’s jewels be the beginning or the end of everything for the intrepid gang? With cover illustration by David Dean.

Fairground rotation

Year Six have been looking at fairground movement in DT, studying how the rides rotate and the common movements within each type of ride.

They were challenged to use a pulley system to create different types of movement.

3D Book characters

Over the past few weeks, Year 6 have been designing their own portrait of some beloved book characters.

They first created a design in their art books, before bringing the characters to life with some paint. Year 6 were then tasked with using some old card to add a 3D element to their portrait, with some fantastic results!

Conscience Alley

Year 6 have been considering the positives and negatives of witnessing. They considered certain everyday events and decided what they would do.

Longitude and Latitude

This week in Geography, year 6 have been learning about lines of latitude and longitude. They started by exploring continents on an atlas, looking at how the earth has been divided by the Equator and Prime Meridian. To help visualise this, the boys and girls worked in pairs to create a model globe using an orange and some string to represent the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.