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We have had an amazing week here at St Anne’s celebrating World Book Week. On Monday, we had a visit from a professional storyteller, Liz Fost, who entertained and engaged us all!

On Tuesday, we opened a pop up book shop in school and all children were able to choose a book to take home. We finished the week with our ‘tell a story’ session on Friday when parents and other adults heard children tell the stories they had been learning all week. A big well done to everyone!

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The members of the book club got the opportunity to attend the award finale at Canary Wharf's East Winter Garden and even performed an amazing presentation based on one their favourite books from the short list 'The Wolf Wilder'.

But the winner of the afternoon was the author Jo cotterill who wrote the winning book The Library of Lemons, which we love at St Annes! If you haven't read it yet, head to the library!

2017- 2018 St Anne's Junior Librarians

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St Anne's Must Read Book Club


Twelve children from years five and six were selected to be part of the Must Read Book Club this term, a group in which they read the Tower Hamlets Book Award shortlisted books. They challenged themselves by reading six books (one a week!) that they wouldn't usually read and had fun discussing and debating them. Well done! 

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The 2017 Tower Hamlets Book Award Shortlist- How many have you read?

The 2017 Tower Hamlets Book Award Shortlist- How many have you read? 1
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                                                       Shadowing the Kate Greenaway shortlist.................


It has been all about the pictures in the library recently- we have been holding school-wide shadowing lessons of the Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist.
Pupils 'shadowed' the judging process for best illustrations in a children's book and looked at the links to Amnesty International and Human Rights.

We were very lucky to have the 8 beautiful books in our library for pupils to review & we all VOTED for our favorite illustrations...

Our winner was Wild Animals of the North.


We had a special day of activities in the library with activities linked to the shortlisted books.

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                                              Jacqueline Wilson Trip on World Book Day

Some children in year four had the fantastic opportunity to go and see the famous author Jacqueline Wilson. They loved listening to her speak and buying signed copies of her books. Two competition winners had the chance to go and get their books personally signed by Jacqueline Wilson.

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Our St Anne's Must Read Book Club read all of the six 'Tower Hamlets Must Read' shortlisted books and were fortunate enough to be able to attend the finale of the award in Canary Wharf.  They successfully read a new book each week and debated it with their group. They chose their favourites and produced these great vlogs, check them out here:    

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Year 5 had the fantastic opportunity to go and see Micheal Rosen perform some of his best poetry at the Old Vic Theatre.  

Our poem of the month in the library is 'I am Hungry' by Michael Rosen, it is very funny!

See him read it here:



I Am Hungry by Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen reading his poem 'I Am Hungry' from 'A Great Big Cuddle', a new poetry book for the very young illustrated by Children's Laureate Chris Riddell.

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Here is the latest 'Book of the Month' as chosen and reviewed by our Junior Librarians.

We are happy to announce that Namira in year 5 won a prize in the Tower Hamlets Creative Writing Competition- Well done Namira!!.

As part of her prize, Namira got to attend a creative writing workshop with the award winning author of 'Smart', Kim Slater. Here she is meeting Kim Slater along with Kenzie also in year 5.  

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                                                                Poem of the Month

Our new Poem of the Month is called 'Dreaming of Summer' by Ken Nesbitt and reminds us of the summer we are looking forward to.

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Our School Library

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Poem of the Month

This months poem of the month is:

In Flanders Fields

by John McCrae

In memory of the lives lost during the World Wars

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The 'Must Read' Book Review Competition 

This month Namira Sandhu in Year 5 has won the 'Must Read' Book Review Competition. Click the picture below to read her review of 'Smart' by Kim Slater

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Sam Gayton 

We were lucky enough to have the author Sam Gayton - known for novels such as Hercufleas & The Snow Merchant - visit our school and Library!

During Sam's visit he did an exciting interactive assembly with KS1 & KS2 getting the children to give input to his new book Lillput which is a follow on from Gullivers Travels.

Sam also did workshops with Year 5 and 6 showing them ways to create characters and story openings, as well as joining the Book Club at the end of the day to give a Q+A Session, along with book signing.

Thanks for coming in Sam! 

Excellence, together with God as our guide