‘Design a Character’ Competition

Following a lovely school visit for Book Week, I was thrilled to run a ‘Design a Character’ competition for the KS2 children at Leigham Primary School, Plymouth.

But, gosh! What a challenge! There were 164 smashing entries from Year 3 up to Year 6 and it was a tough, tough job!

I was presented with original, beautifully illustrated and very well thought out ideas. In fact, it was *so* tough that I had to call on some help from some writerly, illustrator friends!

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KS1 and KS2 Computing Activities for Schools

It’s always exciting to hear someone somewhere has enjoyed reading your book, and no less when it’s a teacher sharing your creation with their class.

But when Andrew got in touch from Our Lady of Hartley Primary School there was even more to smile about; Andrew had used ‘Aerodynamics of Biscuits‘ to develop and enhance his teaching of Computing, which is an area I hadn’t used personally before.

Andrew is a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) in ICT and together we have created these lesson plans and activities for you to use at home and in schools.

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World Book Day 2018

World Book Day was extra special this year because I was able to spend it in MY school, the school where I work, alongside it’s lovely staff and pupils.

Since the theme was ‘Share a Story,’ the staff got their heads together and arranged a rotation of activities based on one of their favourite books.

Here are a selection of photographs:

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Devon Book Club’s Birthday Celebrations 

It was wonderful to be a part of Devon Book Group‘s third birthday celebrations in Dartmouth.

Book lovers came out in force in the mizzle and drizzle to hear from six writers (myself included) to visit and browse the local bookshops (Dartmouth Community Bookshop and Dartmouth Bookseller) It was also National Book Shop Day #bookshopday so an extra reason to get together to chat and eat cake.

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