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May is National Share a Story Month and this links beautifully to my latest blog which is all about the benefits of reading aloud to our children. This is a "journey" you started your child on when you first shared picture books, read bedtime stories to them and helped them as they developed the skills which introduced them to reading.
Read my latest blog to discover what we are doing in school to continue this journey and how you can help them to navigate their way to becoming more confident independent readers by "sharing a story" this May.
discovery.alphaacademiestrust.co.uk/reading-aloud/
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#comereadwithme
May is National Share a Story Month and this links beautifully to my latest blog which is all about the benefits of reading aloud to our children.  This is a journey you started your child on when you  first shared picture books, read bedtime stories to them and helped them as they developed the skills which introduced them to reading. 
Read my latest blog to discover what we are doing in school to continue this journey and how you can help them to navigate their way to becoming more confident independent readers by sharing a story this May.
https://discovery.alphaacademiestrust.co.uk/reading-aloud/

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Our Book Clubs have recently finished reading Girl Missing, by Sophie McKenzie; a novel which follows the journey of Lauren and her best friend, "Jam", as they search for her birth mother.
Harrison’s book review reports, " I personally loved the plot because it was captivating, adventurous and there was danger at every turn!" He also suggests that the moral of the story is to "listen to your parents and admit when you mess up." I like that moral!
Harrison recommends this book because it has "a little bit of everything; thrills, drama, romance and mystery! This is a book everyone will love!" "The story is a plot twist gold mine…"
We have it in our school library if your child would like to read it; they can ask when we visit their class with our mobile library.
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#comereadwithme
Our Book Clubs have recently finished reading Girl Missing, by Sophie McKenzie; a novel which follows the journey of Lauren and her best friend, Jam, as they search for her birth mother. 
Harrisons book review reports,  I personally loved the plot because it was captivating, adventurous and there was danger at every turn! He also suggests that the moral of the story is to listen to your parents and admit when you mess up.  I like that moral!
Harrison recommends this book because it has a little bit of everything; thrills, drama, romance and mystery! This is a book everyone will love! The story is a plot twist gold mine...
We have it in our school library if your child would like to read it; they can ask when we visit their class with our mobile library.

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As the Lockdown restrictions are slowly lifted, and we feel we are having our freedom restored, I am reminded of how Nelson Mandela described his imprisonment and subsequent release in Long Walk to Freedom.
"On Robben Island, my cell was so tiny that when I lay down on my sleeping mat, my feet and hands could touch opposite walls. I was given some thin blankets and a bucket for a toilet. This cell was my home…"
"On 27th February 1990 I walked out of prison. Twenty-seven years of my life had passed…but the long walk to freedom was almost over. It was wonderful to hold my lovely wife Winne in my arms, to see my four beautiful children – now grown up, and to hear my grandchildren laugh and call me Granddad!"
Many of us will be sharing similar thoughts and feelings over the next few weeks. Take care, stay safe and cherish every moment!
Available from The Discovery Academy Library
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2 days ago
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As the Lockdown restrictions are slowly lifted, and we feel we are having our freedom restored, I am reminded of how Nelson Mandela described his imprisonment and subsequent release in Long Walk to Freedom.*
On Robben Island, my cell was so tiny that when I lay down on my sleeping mat, my feet and hands could touch opposite walls. I was given some thin blankets and a bucket for a toilet. This cell was my home...
On 27th February 1990 I walked out of prison. Twenty-seven years of my life had passed...but the long walk to freedom was almost over.  It was wonderful to hold my lovely wife Winne in my arms, to see my four beautiful children - now grown up, and to hear my grandchildren laugh and call me Granddad!
Many of us will be sharing similar thoughts and feelings over the next few weeks. Take care, stay safe and cherish every moment!
*Available from The Discovery Academy Library

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We continue to work with Amy from Stoke-on-Trent Libraries and today we received library cards for all our Year 8 students! How exciting is that? We will be issuing the cards this week and are thrilled that our students will now be able to borrow books, audio books and e-books from their local libraries as the Lockdown restrictions are slowly lifted.
#lovelibraries #clickcallcollect #lovereading
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3 days ago
#comereadwithme
We continue to work with Amy from Stoke-on-Trent Libraries and today we received library cards for all our Year 8 students! How exciting is that?  We will be issuing the cards this week and are thrilled that our students will now be able to borrow books, audio books and e-books from their local libraries as the Lockdown restrictions are slowly lifted.
#lovelibraries  #clickcallcollect  #lovereading

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LoveReading4Kids have shared their recommended reads for May and this little gem caught my eye! Bursting with magical ideas, this is a fabulous adventure story packed-full of invention and surprise. The "Blurb" tells us:
"Imogen’s life at home is not all perfect so it’s no surprise that she follows the strange silver moth that arrives from nowhere – even when it leads her through a door in a tree! And there’s no stopping her little sister Marie from following…Like any magic opening, the door leads the two girls into an extraordinary world where almost anything can – and will – happen! As in the best traditions of children’s stories, Imogen and Marie meet a wealth of larger-than-life characters including a spoiled prince and a dancing bear as they journey through a richly-imagined world of possibilities. Chris Riddell’s illustrations bring the magic to life perfectly."
Find out more at www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/18056/A-Clock-of-Stars-The-Shadow-Moth-by-Francesca-Gibbons.html
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3 days ago
#comereadwithme
LoveReading4Kids have shared their recommended reads for May and this little gem caught my eye! Bursting with magical ideas, this is a fabulous adventure story packed-full of invention and surprise. The Blurb tells us:
Imogen’s life at home is not all perfect so it’s no surprise that she follows the strange silver moth that arrives from nowhere – even when it leads her through a door in a tree! And there’s no stopping her little sister Marie from following…Like any magic opening, the door leads the two girls into an extraordinary world where almost anything can – and will – happen! As in the best traditions of children’s stories, Imogen and Marie meet a wealth of larger-than-life characters including a spoiled prince and a dancing bear as they journey through a richly-imagined world of possibilities. Chris Riddell’s illustrations bring the magic to life perfectly.
Find out more at https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/18056/A-Clock-of-Stars-The-Shadow-Moth-by-Francesca-Gibbons.html
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