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North Walsham Junior
North Walsham,

hey bloggers me and jaden are sorry for missing the winners of the clip canegie award the books were great my faveroute one was there are no cats in this book and slogs dad so to every one out there keep reading it will change your life for ever even if some one is leaving like in my class Joshua Morris is leaving when we start yr 6 we are going to miss him especially me he has helped me through yr 5 i really appreciate what hes done for me and every one in the class but they think i love him because they are always wrong were going to miss you Josh
Posted on: 29 Jun 2012

We chose our winners
Both groups this week chose their favourites. The year 3/4 group could not separate There are no cats in this book and Wolf won't bite. The year 5/6 group decided on Solomon Crocodile. Next week we will compare our winners with the winner. Then the club will wind up for the year. It has been very interesting and the participants have had very thoughtful ideas.
Posted on: 15 Jun 2012

Lauren reads Solomon Crocodile
We think the first page is out of wash paint except from the dragonflies and black charcoal for the storks. The hippos look like pastels. One page looks like it has splattered paint. The page next to this page looks like splattered paint and pastels. One page has got all paint.
Posted on: 30 May 2012

Good comments by the year 3/4 group
Blake's little brother liked There are no cats in this book, Blake liked the details and gave it 10/10. This is also the score Amy gave it, she was interested in how the pop ups were made. Holly T thought Can we save the Tiger could have been more colourful and said it was aimed at older not young children. 10/10 was the mark Elliott gave to Solomon Crocodile, he also read it to his younger brother who wanted to hear it again. They loved the illustrations. Connor liked Wolf won't bite he said it was really good. When the group looked at it in more detail we liked the different fonts, especially the hairy one for the wolf. Emma said that The gift was different, and gave in 9/10. Rianna reported that Salamanders had considered Puffin Peter, the rain lashing down was good and the sentiments in the story were good too.
Posted on: 25 May 2012

Another great meeting
'An interesting and clever cover', was one phrase Madison used to describe Solomon Crocodile, especially how the crocodile is depicted over the two covers. Acacia noticed that each pig in Wolf won't bite had their own font and that this matched their personalities. 'Colourful' was Jaden's description of Puffin Peter. Again Can we save the Tiger impressed with its sketches and drawings, Chelsea-Leigh had been looking at that. Jade and Courtney had studied There are no cats in this book and commented on the good expressions on the cats, as well as the use of language. In Slog's Dad the colours went from dark to light as the story progressed, Alesha also liked how the colours mixed.
Posted on: 21 May 2012

Super Year 3/4 group today...
The Year 3/4 group had some excellent ideas about their books. Connor enjoyed sharing his book with him mum and sister and they loved 'There are no cats in this book'. 10 out of 10! The other children all made great comments about the illustrations in their books and I was so pleased to hear that they have been sharing them with their families. Well done everyone. We're going to have to choose our favourite soon!
Posted on: 16 May 2012

Excellent ideas from the Year 5/6 group
Alesha and Madison both had had 'Can we Save the Tiger'. Alesha thought Vicky White had put a lot of thought into the illustrations and there is lots of detail. She especially liked the layout of the page with the marsupial wolf on it. Madison liked the snail picture best. Jaden said that Centaurs had liked 'Wolf won't bite'. The wolf looks really scared when the pig is throwing the knives. When the group looked at this book further they liked the fact that the tables were turned at the end. The way the illustrations started the story before the text (with the pigs chasing the wolf) and continued after (with the wolf chasing the pigs). Bradon, standing in for Chelsea-Leigh, liked 'Solomon Crocodile' and the Centaurs liked the different coloured backgrounds on different pages. Acacia noticed that the not only do the illustrations draw you in at the beginning of the story of 'Slog's Dad' but that they go out again at the end. She thought this was a clever detail. Oskar found 'Puffin Peter' really colourfully and thought it would be good for small children. The text size was good too especially where tiny, for the tiny island, was in tiny island. They have all now got a fresh book for next week.
Posted on: 14 May 2012

The year 3/4s have met again!
There are no cats in this book was rated 10/10 by both Kimberley and Rianna. Kimberley particularly liked the popup. Rianna thought it was for all ages. Holly T liked Puffin Peter thought that where the text said 'A tiny island' the word tiny was in tiny print. She also noticed that as the puffins got sadder the pictures got darker. Connor D had Save the Tiger and liked the way the tiger was in black and white on one page and then colour was added on the next. Elliott had The gift and gave it 5/10 as he didn't think it worked all the time, but he did like the different colours on different pages. Salamanders liked it. George had Solomon Crocodile and said the illustrations were good and the writing was good too. Everyone has a new book to look at this week.
Posted on: 10 May 2012

The Year 5 and 6 pupils have wonderful ideas.
On Friday the Year 5/6 group met, they all had thoughtful ideas. Acacia thought that Save the Tiger had appropriate illustrations and the text was appropriate to the animals too. She particularly liked the pencil pictures. Jaden also had this book and his mum thought the words and illustrations were good. Alesha had had Puffin Peter all the pictures fitted together and it is just right. The illustrations in Solomon Crocodile looked like they have been painted and there was a lot of effort put into it, according to Jade. Alice had Wolf won't bite, she and her family liked it and felt the illustrations really fitted. Chelsea-Leigh had reviewed There are no cats in this book, and thought it was really funny. Centaurs had mixed opinions about it. Madison had Slog's Dad she liked how the illustrations were maps that focussed in on where Slog was. Oskar had the The Gift it was different with shadows and silhouettes, it was sad. Oskar didn't enjoy this book much. Everyone has worked really hard and is looking forward at doing there next books.
Posted on: 08 May 2012

The year 3/4s had a great session
On Wednesday the year 3 and 4 pupils met to discuss the books they had taken home.
Posted on: 04 May 2012

can we save the tiger
centaurs really liked this book because it is a fact book by your best budds jaden and chelsea
Posted on: 02 May 2012

Lots of ideas and comments
It is lovely to read all your comments. I look forward to hearing more of them at our club meetings this week. Mrs Wallace
Posted on: 02 May 2012

there are no cats in this book
centaurs really enjoyed this book because there was cats in the book.centaurs enjoyed the bit when all the cats tried to get out of the book by Chelsea and Jaden
Posted on: 01 May 2012

Guess what ?
if your wondering what well im now going to tell you my brother loved the book that i read to him Mr Hodder you know him he used to play for your football anyway thats not the thing i was going to tell you stalham school have been doing both canegie+greenaway shocking!!!!!!!! (huh) from your best budddd (CHELSEA-LEIGH JOHNSON)
Posted on: 30 Apr 2012

WHAT MY BROTHER THOUGHT OF THE BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
my brother really liked my book and i thought i write on the blog joe really liked it when the cats pop up out of the book reading club is really fun i hope every one who goes to the reading club enjoys it to you know like everyone says reading is actually quite fun to read whoever goes to reading club please comment on my question please near to the end of the book my brother didn't like it for some reason
Posted on: 30 Apr 2012

How good I thought there are no cats in this book.
I read it to my 2 brothers Liam and Nathan they loved it when it was pop up
Posted on: 28 Apr 2012

Today, the year 5 and 6 group met for the first time and we were very excited about getting our hands on the books! We discussed the Greenaway Award and how it started, and we're now keen to get reading!
Posted on: 27 Apr 2012

Dragon Class read.... 'Can we save a tiger?'

Posted on: 26 Apr 2012

Years 5 and 6 all want to take Jim home.
We looked at the book again this week. Megan-Faith had had Cloud Tea Monkeys and thought the pictures went really well with the text, it seemed to her that when the pictures were close up it was when the girl was sad and they were further away when she was happy. Marisa thought it very emotional when the grandfather (or father) died in Heart in the Bottle. Adam wants Jim to win it is brilliant and delicious. Anouska like the idea of a tooth fairy using a mobile phone was a good one and liked the illustrations too. Rebecca felt the reader begins to feel sorry for Ernest as his face becomes so down when he can't fit in the book. Peter had Me and You to review and said the black and white pictures made him feel sad.
Posted on: 14 Jun 2011

A small group of Year 3/4s today
Only a few of the year 3/4s made it to the meeting this week. Hope more can make it next time. Nic liked the feel of the pages in Ernest and especially liked the little friend. Grace and Leah both liked 'The heart in the bottle'.
Posted on: 14 Jun 2011

My Book (I'm lovin it)
find Mrs Wallace's spelling mistake? P.P.P.S. Um.........I think I've forgotten what I was going to put. SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIECE CAUSED! No really, I am. I've wasted quite a bit of your time here. Um.... P.P.P.P.S. I know this is getting silly but I've remember what I was going to say. MY COMPUTER KEYS KEEP STICKING!!!because it desn't always work. Did you
Posted on: 09 Jun 2011

The book is inside the book is inside the book - read on to find out which book we were discussing.
Cloud Tea Monkeys - Connor felt this had very very beautiful illustrations and was emotional. Ernest - Marisa liked the way Ernest tries to fit onto every page in a different way. When reading The heart in the bottle Peter thought that the empty chair may indicate that the father is dead. Big bear little brother was thought to be heartwarming by Adam. He also liked the way the last picture was in a little oval like at the end of cartoons. It was felt the blank page at the end was a bit of a waste. Jim - the lion jumping out was Rebecca's favourite bit in this. She also noted that when he was reading a book it was a replica of the book and then showed it again etc. Anouska found the artwork in Farther intersting. Me and You Megan-Faith noted the way it was colourful for the bears and black and white for the girl apart from when she was in the bears' house. She liked the way it alternated between Goldilocks and the three bears. Have you worked out the book referred to in the heading yet?
Posted on: 08 Jun 2011

More good ideas
On the 25th the Years 3 and 4 had more good ideas about the books they were looking at. Me and You - Dragons class found another person on the cover and also lots of things like snails and frogs if you look carefully enough at the pictures. Cloud Tea Monkeys - Holly like this as did both her big and little sister. Heart in the bottle - Miss Tong almost cried when she read this to Salamanders. Chelsea-Leigh like the picture with the shadows best. Grace liked April Underhill tooth fairy. Ernest was good too thought Leah. Big Bear, Little Brother Nic liked the details in the refletions and the way you can see the brush strokes. Tristan thought it looked like it had been sketched. Jim - Lily especially liked the way you could see inside the food. Everyone thought the way the back and end papers where used was good.
Posted on: 08 Jun 2011

Year 5 and 6 discuss the books
We discussed the books we had during the week.
Posted on: 23 May 2011

Year 3 and 4 Group Discuss the books
On Wednesday we met to discuss the books, we had looked at during the week. Jim - we liked the surprises - there was lots to look at. April Underhill - some people liked it, some didn't. Big bear little brother - liked the sketch like drawings with dark lines and light lines. Grace read it three times she liked it so much. Cloud tea monkeys - the pictures of the monkeys are good. The heart and the bottle - the best page was the girl and the poppies. We are looking forward to reading the books we now have and discussing them next week.
Posted on: 23 May 2011

Me and You, read by Dragons Class
Alfie noticed straight away that the illustrations looked similar to the book 'Piggy Book'. We found 'Piggy Book' and realised that they were both illustrated by Anthony Browne. We discussed the style of the illustrations and some of the children tried to draw pictures in his style. We loved the contrast between the bright colours of the bear and the dull, black and white colours used for sad Goldilocks. We thoroughly enjoyed this book - especially the unexpected twist at the end......
Posted on: 20 May 2011

Ernest, read by Jessy in Faun Class
Faun Class read Ernest, by Catherine Rayner.
Posted on: 17 May 2011

Next Week
Just a note to say that I have auditions next week so I won't be there straight away! Hope that this is OK! Enjoy reading your books, I've been reading mine over and over, it's so good! I love the pictures of the monkeys. See you around. From your reading friend Rebecca.
Posted on: 14 May 2011

THE HEART AND THE BOTTLE by Danielle phoenix
I have been reading THE HEART AND THE BOTTLE and I thought the illustrations could tell the story itself. I also thought on the second to back page is imaginetive and quite catchy. That is the kind of style I especially like!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Posted on: 13 May 2011

Cloud Tea Monkeys by Rebecca, Hippogriffs
I've just finished reading my book, Cloud Tea Monkeys. The illustrations were very imaginative and beautiful. I'm sure when you get to look at it you'll love them too! I'll speak more about it on Friday. So until then you'll just have to keep on guessing, I'm not spilling anything else about what I think just yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BYE!!! P.S. Yes I have written in my Reading Diary!!! :)
Posted on: 13 May 2011

What do we look for in a good book?
Y3 and Y4 had their first meeting today and it was great to give the group their special reading journals, member cards and bookmarks. We looked at the books for the first time and discussed how we know whether or not a book is good. The children said that the following features were most important...... the quantity and quality of writing, the blurb, the illustrations, the front cover and the title.
Posted on: 11 May 2011

Reading group launched in assembly!
The reading group was launched in assembly today by Mr Hodder. The children were really excited about it and it was amazing to see how many children wanted to be a part of it. We really do love reading at NWJS!
Posted on: 06 May 2011