Yep, that’s right! We’ve been reading lots again. Since October, when I last did this post, we’ve read 12 books! Here they are, with links to Goodreads if you’re interested.
Pugs Of The Frozen North
This was a book that was read for pleasure ❤ I prefer Oliver and The Seawigs by this author, but the class enjoyed it on the whole!
We used this book to talk about tackling fears.
Stone Age Boy
This book was read during our Stone Age topic for pleasure! 🙂 I like to find books on the same topic, especially if they’re fiction in a heavily non fiction topic.
Stone Age, Bone Age
We read this book for pleasure during our Stone Age topic!
The Secrets Of Stonehenge
We read this book in our reading lessons for our Stone Age topic!
The Huge Bag Of Worries
This was another book that we used to tackle emotions.
The Day The Crayons Quit
We used this book in Science. The crayons are misused and end up wanting to quit. We used this book to stimulate interest in changing solids to liquids. The children melted the crayons over hot water and then observed their change of state. We also looked at how the state changed again when the wax cooled.
Fish Is Fish
This was a book that we used to discuss how differences between others is what make us what we are!
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
We read this book for pleasure near Christmas time!
Not Now Bernard
We used this book in our PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) about relationships with parents.
Badger’s Parting Gifts
This book helped teach the concept of dealing with bereavement.
Around The World In 80 Days
For our writing this half term, we have been reading this version of the classic Around The World In 80 Days. It is so accessible for young children.
What do you make of the books we’ve read over the past 3 months? I won’t leave it so long next time!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, it’s a freebie which means we can pick what we’d like to list! I’ve decided to pick ten books I’ve recently read to my class. If you don’t know already, I’m a primary school teacher- I teach 7-9 year olds. I absolutely love reading to them and I’ve read some gems with them since 2015 when I started with my first class.
The World’s Worst Children- David Walliams
They absolutely adored this book. There’s loads of characters who all get a chapter each. These children are horrendous and so fun to read about like Nigel Nit Boy and Windy Mindy.
Billionaire Boy- David Walliams
This is a book that we’ve recently finished. They absolutely adored it and it had them laughing out loud many a time. It’s all about a boy who comes from a rich family who is desperately trying to fit in.
Stone Age Boy- Satoshi Kitamura
This book was great as a hook into our topic of the Stone Age.
Stone Age, Bone Age- Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom
This is factual but great fun.
Matilda- Roald Dahl
I will always love Roald Dahl and this book warms my heart. They absolutely adored it and loved to hate the Trunchbull.
The B.F.G.- Roald Dahl
Another one they loved. They still talk about whizzpoppers now, it’s amazing!
George’s Marvellous Medicine- Roald Dahl
They loved to hate the wonderfully awful Grandma!
The Twits- Roald Dahl
The Twits is such a great read. They were howling with laughter.
Charlie and The Chocolate Factory- Roald Dahl
Another one they lapped up quickly. My class were so immersed in Roald Dahl.
My Brother’s Famous Bottom- Jeremy Strong
I tried this book with my class as the author is said to be similar to Roald Dahl. They liked it and of course, loved the word bottom!
Have you read any of these books? Who is your favourite children’s author? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your Top Ten posts and I’ll stop by.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is a back to school topic. I decided to write about 10 books that I hope to explore with my class this coming academic year. Just 6 days until we’re back!
I shall be teaching a mixed class this year with ages ranging from 7-9! Here are the books I’m planning to explore with them.
Click on the book image to get to the Goodreads page!
The Pied Piper Of Hamelin- Michael Morpurgo
We are doing a book study on this book in the first three weeks of term. I’m really excited to explore it with them with some really fun activities.
The World’s Worst Children- David Walliams
I have picked this book as our first class book! I’m excited to explore more of David Walliams’ writing!
Stone Age, Bone Age- Mick Manning
I thought this non fiction book would be great for our first topic of the Stone Age!
Ug- Raymond Briggs
Ug is another Stone Age related book which we’ll be studying in the first few months. I haven’t read it before, so I’m excited to read it with them!
The Heart and The Bottle- Oliver Jeffers
This is another book that I want to study with them. There’s a lot of opportunity for creative writing!
The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish- Neil Gaiman
I haven’t read this book, but I can’t wait to read some Neil Gaiman to my new class!
Black Dog- Levi Pinfold
I have heard a lot about this book, but I’ve never read it. I look forward to exploring it with them!
Flotsam- David Weisner
Another one I’ve heard so much about but never got around to reading!
Roman’s On The Rampage- Jeremy Strong
My old class enjoyed a bit of Jeremy Strong, so I aim to try this one with the new class when we study the Romans.
You Wait Til I’m Older Than You- Michael Rosen
I love Michael Rosen. I’m trying to read more poetry to my class, so this is the perfect choice!
What did you do for your back to school post this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!