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Retford Oaks Academy
Retford, Notts

St.giles by Amelia R
Today we have visited St.giles that is just around the corner. This school is a little bit different to all of the rest of the schools that we have visited, as they teach children with special needs. I read Sam and Dave dig a hole to the children. Even the staff enjoyed it!
Posted on: 14 Jul 2016



St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Today we visited st Joseph's we read once up on an alphabet. we really enjoyed the visit. Amy
Posted on: 14 Jul 2016



St. Joseph's Catholic School
On Tuesday me and my partner visited a school near us. It was a short walk and only took 5 minutes to get there. The school were really friendly and the children showed us where to go when we got lost. Me and my partner read "Once upon an alphabet" by Oliver Jeffers. The children liked the book but when we asked them said they said they preferred other stories. by Amelia P :)
Posted on: 14 Jul 2016



St. Giles
Today my partner and i visited st giels - a school that supports children with special needs. The children were brilliant. The book we read was 'There is a bear on my chair '. i was a bit worried, but acherely it was really good.all the children were extremely well mannered. my partner and i read the book and all the children were listening and engaged. Amy :)
Posted on: 14 Jul 2016



St Giles Visit-Reading Pirates.
Today we visited St Giles, which is a school for children with disabilities. Only three groups were able to go. I felt privileged to be one of the groups. At first i felt very nervous but the staff there were very supporting and friendly. After reading to the first group i started to feel a bit more relaxed as i got used to the environment of the school. It was a great experience and i hope i get to go again next year! By: Robin Flaherty-Green
Posted on: 14 Jul 2016



St Giles visit
I felt privileged to have visited St Giles today. We read the book pirates. I felt very nervous to be reading to such a large audience, including children with disabilities. But after I had read my first book I felt comfortable as the children were very patient and more laid back than I thought they'd be. Over all St Giles has been a short, but fun visit! By Mia Kay
Posted on: 14 Jul 2016



St. Giles
Today me and my partner went to a school which is right next to our school. This school is different to all the schools we have visited in the past because this school teaches children with special needs. The book I read to the children was "There's a Bear On My Chair" by Ross Collins. The children really enjoyed the book and so did the staff. They laughed at funny parts and listened really well. by Amelia P :)
Posted on: 14 Jul 2016



Misterton Primary School~Maisie S
We went to Misterton primary on Wednesday the 29th. My partner and I read footpath flowers once again and the pupils had some great interpretations. The children recognised that throughout the book the colour gradually got more and more. everybody loved the book and we again loved reading it. Maisie S
Posted on: 01 Jul 2016



Misterton Primary School
Today my partner and I went to Misterton. I really enjoyed reading to the children and the staff there were really friendly. I can't wait for my next trip out!!
Posted on: 29 Jun 2016



Misterton Primary School
Today my partner and I visited Misterton Primary and it was great. We thought the children were really friendly and we got to have fun with them.The teachers were really friendly and the children were well mannered. We had a laugh and read the books with them. It was great. Amy :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Posted on: 29 Jun 2016



Our journey to Misterton Primary
Today, my partner and I went to Misterton Primary School. The children there were very enthusiastic about the books that we read. However it was hard to read them when the children wouldn't be quiet. In conclusion, Misterton Primary School was a very good place for enthusiasm.
Posted on: 29 Jun 2016



Once Upon An Alphabet at Misterton Primary School
I must admit, this time wasn't the best. Some of the children didn't really pay attention. For all of the groups we had to say calm down or be quiet. Otherwise this was a good experience if a bit of a challenge.
Posted on: 29 Jun 2016



Something About A Bear
Something About A Bear is about all different types of bears and explaining about the differences between them. I read this book today with my partner Josh .Alfie k
Posted on: 20 Jun 2016



St. Swithun's
Today we visited St. Swithun's primary . The pupils were very well behaved. while we read something about a bear to them, they sat very quietly and listened and answered all our questions quietly 10/10 behaviour Alfie k
Posted on: 20 Jun 2016



Visit to St. Swithun's
Today we visited St. Swithun's primary school. We had an amazing time and all of the pupils and staff made us feel very welcome! My partner and I read There's A Bear On My Chair. This book proved to be very popular with the pupils, especially the younger ones, we also got brilliant feedback from the staff as they thoroughly enjoyed reading it. We found that if we asked the children questions about the book and gave them book marks as prizes it encouraged all of them to take part. It was brilliant to see the children giggling at many parts of the book, this showed us that they were enjoying it. Although we already had an amazing day and were very appreciative that they had us, to make the day even better our book ended up being most popular with the students and some of teachers, this made us extremely proud! Thank you.Chloe:)
Posted on: 20 Jun 2016



St Swithun's C of E primary
Today I visited my old primary school. I read Once Upon An Alphabet to them. The children were really enthusiastic about the book and even the year 1's tried reading. I thought the pupils did really well at working together as a group. Amy T :) :) :)
Posted on: 20 Jun 2016



St Swithun's visit! :) Josh
Today we visited St Swithuns primary school. At the school, there were some nice children there. They had a lot to say. My partner and I read Something About A Bear to them and most of them enjoyed it. At break I was with the children we read to. They were good children. It was enjoyable there. JOSH
Posted on: 20 Jun 2016



Footpath Flowers :)

Posted on: 20 Jun 2016



St.Swithun's visit
Today we visited St. Swithun's ,we were reading Sam and Dave Dig A Hole.We had great fun, the teachers and students were very welcoming and nice.At the end when the students voted for which book was their favourite, Sam and Dave proved quite popular.It was nice to see the children laugh at the book and enjoy reading the book themselves.One of my favourite parts of the trip was when we played with them during break.We thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Amber
Posted on: 20 Jun 2016



St.Swithun's primary school visit!
Today we visited St.Swithun's primary school.I come from that school so a lot of people recognised me.We had to get the children's attention before reading. At break I visited year 5 and 6 it was good to see familiar faces.We read to 7 different groups of year 1 and 2's.All together it was an amazing day!! By Jake
Posted on: 20 Jun 2016



Visit to St. Swithun's
I enjoyed today's visit as the children and staff were very kind and welcoming. My partner and I read one of our favorite books called There's A Bear On My Chair. It's nice to see the children reacting to funny parts of the story because that gave us a hint that they really liked it. To make the day even better, the children voted our book as their favorite which made us very proud of ourselves. By Nancy:)
Posted on: 20 Jun 2016



St Swithun's primary school visit!!!!:) :) :)
Today we visited St Swithun's primary school and we saw some familiar faces. My partner and I read Willy's Stories and the children loved it. We had 7 groups of year 1&2. It was great to be back at my primary. I think the children liked us there too. REECE :) :)
Posted on: 20 Jun 2016



St Swithun's Trip
Today I went on a trip with the Reading Roadshow to St Swithun's primary school. It was a nice school and all the teachers there were very friendly. I enjoyed reading the book Pirates as you could involve the children a lot and it was nice to see them having fun! I can't wait go on my next trip! By: Robin
Posted on: 20 Jun 2016



St. Swithun's Primary School~ Mia K
Today we visited St. Swithun's primary school. The children enjoyed the book and it was nice to see them getting involved! It was very interesting to see the children working out how to say words by using phonics! Mia
Posted on: 20 Jun 2016



St Swithun's C of E primary~Maisie S
My partner and I went to St Swithun's primary school today and had great fun reading Footpath Flowers to the children. They loved the book and offered very good interpretations of it. Most of the children were given bookmarks for answering hard questions or just answering lots of questions. The pupils enjoyed collecting stickers and enjoyed reading too. Maisie
Posted on: 20 Jun 2016



Somthing About A Bear At Beckingham Primary School...
Today we went to a school in Beckingham, to read the book Something About A Bear to years 1 and 2. When we arrived there we went and set up in the school field and soon after the children came out and my partner, Emily, and I started reading. The children were intrigued by the book and they were always asking questions about the bears. After every page about a different bear the children pointed out something on the page, made a statement and even shared their own opinion about what the bears were doing in the illustrations. One of the children said that they have been doing about bears in class. At the end the children had a vote on which book they liked the most.
Posted on: 07 Jun 2016



Something About A Bear
I think this book really made the children look and explore the pages more, as the book is non-fiction and the children are not used to reading these type of books. Most of the children started to look at the pictures so closely they started to notice some things in the book, they were just so very small or a tiny bit of detail. Holly and I also noticed that they started to read it for them selves, and they started to ask if they could read it to us. Most of the children made some of their own story by looking at the pictures in the background and telling us what they think they are doing and the best bit was that there was a different opinion every time.
Posted on: 07 Jun 2016



Beckingham Primary School by Josh
Today we went to Beckingham Primary School. The kids there were very enthusiastic about reading, every pupil we read to listened to my partner and I. We were reading Once Upon an Alphabet, by Oliver Jeffers. I hope the pupils enjoyed this book that my partner and I read to them. My partner and I think that the children enjoy the letters of their names being read to them. Josh
Posted on: 07 Jun 2016



Sam And Dave Dig A Hole At Beckingam Primary
Today we went to Beckingham Primary School and read Sam And Dave Dig A Hole to the Year 1 and 2's. My partner Emily and I quite enjoyed reading to the children and they said that they enjoyed listening to the story being read. We had brought a box and in it were gems and we asked them which ones they might find. We also made a spot the difference game using the first and last page.
Posted on: 07 Jun 2016



Beckingham Primary School - Alfie
Visiting Beckingham was fun. The children sat respectfully and quietly while we read to them. They were never rude and were constantly raising their hands to ask questions. My partner and I were astonished by this behaviour, this school gets 10/10 for behaviour.
Posted on: 07 Jun 2016



From Retford Oaks to Beckingham Primary
On the 7th of June, Retford Oaks Academy went to Beckingham Primary School to read 7 of the 8 picture books nominated for the Kate Greenaway medal. These books were Once Upon An Alphabet, There's a Bear On My Chair, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, Footpath Flowers, Something about a Bear and Captain Jack and The Pirates. My partner and I read Captain Jack. The children were very enthusiastic about the books and were an absolute joy to be around. At the end of the day, Something About a Bear and There's a Bear On My Chair won their vote.
Posted on: 07 Jun 2016



Willy's Stories at Beckingham Primary School
Today (7/6/16), I went to Beckingham Primary school to read Willy's Stories by Anthony Browne to the children of year 1 and 2. I quite enjoyed the experience for it was more of a challenge than the previous two trips as they did not pay as much attention to the book. We stopped a few times but I always enjoy new experiences with the young ones. So I would rate this trip a strong 8.5/10 for the new challenges.
Posted on: 07 Jun 2016



Beckingham Primary School
Today I have been to Beckingham Primary School and it was amazing. All the pupils paid attention to the book . My partner and I were reading Willy's Stories. The children liked the Alice in Wonderland page because it has many little references to different parts of the story . I really enjoyed the trip to Beckingham Primary School and I hope they enjoyed us coming to read to them . By Nathan B
Posted on: 07 Jun 2016



Beckingham Primary School by Emily
On this trip I read Sam and Dave Dig a Hole. The children enjoyed this book. They were moaning because Sam and Dave kept missing all of the diamonds. The children there were really well behaved and I enjoyed reading to all of them.
Posted on: 07 Jun 2016



There's a Bear On my Chair by - Megan S
Today I visited Beckingham Primary School. I read There's a Bear On my Chair by Ross Collins, to Years 1 and 2. It was a lot of fun and I got to listen to some of the pupils reading the book to me and my partner Maisie. Some of the kids loved dressing up Maisie's bear in an Elvis costume, it was great fun.
Posted on: 07 Jun 2016



Beckingham Primary School ~ Maisie S
I have just visited my old school, I read There's a bear on my chair by Ross Collins to some old friends. The pupils loved the book and enjoyed reading along with me, they also enjoyed dressing up a bear I brought, in an Elvis costume I made. Most of the children had a good laugh and wanted to read it again and again. I too loved the book very much.
Posted on: 07 Jun 2016



North Leverton by Alfie
North Leverton was a fun school to go to. All the students were very enthusiastic about books. Although it was a last minute opportunity to go, I had a lot of fun. The children all sat quietly ,and I am thrilled that they were so excited 10/10 behaviour ! :)
Posted on: 07 Jun 2016



Beckingham Primary School~ Mia Kay
Today was my second trip on the Reading Road Show with my partner, Robin. We read Footpath Flowers. The comments the children made were better than I expected them to be as some of them pointed things out to us that we hadn't even noticed! The children were very engaged with the story and whenever we asked a question their hand shot up. I was surprised at how confident Robin and I became as we continued to read the stories. I hope the children had as much fun as we did!
Posted on: 07 Jun 2016



Beckingham Primary School trip-Robin F-G
Today was my second trip and my partner and I were reading Footpath Flowers. At first we weren't very confident with this book but then it got fun to read as we could make up the story as we went along because it doesn't have any words.The comments on the book and the answers to questions we got from the children were better then i expected, they knew a lot more than we thought they would! The children were really confident with questions and were really excited and they loved the stickers! They got very involved and i hope they enjoyed today as much as we did!
Posted on: 07 Jun 2016



Rampton Primary School visit
We visited Rampton Primary school on Monday 23rd May. The book we read was SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE. We arranged an activity for them to do after reading the book, it was colouring in diamonds, which were featured in the story. The children started reading along with us. The book was really good for the children. and I enjoyed it too. The book is about two boys that dig a hole and miss all the treasure that is buried just beneath them. The boys eventually go past the end of the world. Amy T
Posted on: 26 May 2016



North Leverton C of E Academy
Today we have visited North Leverton C of E Academy and it was brilliant . All of the pupils were amazin ,they all paid attention to the book that my partner and I were reading (Something About A Bear) . The teachers helped the pupils and joined in with our activities. Overall we had a very nice time at North Leverton C of E Acadamy . by Nathan B
Posted on: 25 May 2016



North Leverton C of E Academy
So far, I have been on two Reading Roadshow trips and this one was only just my favourite, with Rampton at a close second. On this trip my partner and I, Nathan, read Something About a Bear to the children. All of the children listened very well to the story and got very involved when I asked them questions. I think they enjoyed the book and how we read it for most of them gave it at least a 7/10 for rating and almost all of them said that they would recommend this book to friends and family. The children reacted very well to the book so much so that some of them wished to take over the telling of the story! Some of them even got up and pointed to illustrations. For example, when I said a bear hunted a leopard or seal, the children pointed to where they were on the page. So overall, this was an incredibly unique and amazingly funny experience that will stay in my memory for as long as I can remember. Jamie M
Posted on: 25 May 2016



My first trip!
Today was my first visit to a primary school with the Reading Road Show! The visit was to North Leverton C of E Academy and I was reading Willy's Stories with my partner Mia. At first I was a bit nervous but then after we read once or twice I got the hang of it and it was, let's say...more fun then I thought it would be! I can't wait for my next time! Robin
Posted on: 25 May 2016



My first visit
My first visit was not what I had expected. Although I enjoyed it I felt nervous as it was my first one. I enjoyed reading the book to the children and they enjoyed it as well.
Posted on: 25 May 2016



My first and second visit
I have been to my second school today and I found that at both schools the children all wanted to join in and get involved. They all loved the two books that we read (one at each of the schools).
Posted on: 25 May 2016



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