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Tanatswa – Kestrels

Babysitter’s Club: Kristy’s Big Day is about when her mother and this man called Watson plan to marry in about a few months but then Kristy’s Mum says that they will be marrying sooner. Fourteen kids will be in attendance and its up to the babysitter’s club to look after them. Amazing book! Highly recommended.



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Tanatswa Kestrels

Firas, Andrew, Daisy G and Krista – Year 4

We read The Street Beneath My Feet written by Charlotte Guillian and illustrated by Yuval Zommer. It is our class reader.

This book is about the different layers of the Earth and what is under our feet, including animals, pipes, drainage, rocks and minerals. We learnt about precious stones, diamonds and gold and how they were made, different types of rock and fossils and the bones of animals found in the soil. Firas’ favourite fact was how hot the inner core of the Earth was. Krista’s favourite page was the part were the animals lived because she liked the detail. Daisy G’s favourite page was the one about the stones and diamonds because she liked how colourful it was.

The book made us feel excited because we wanted to know what was underground. Andrew said, he’d never seen a book like this before as the pages are folded and they are so long… longer than the table! We all decided we would give this book 5 out of 5 stars because it was interesting and had a lot of facts. We would definitely recommend this book for everyone to read.

Firas, Andrew, Daisy G and Krista Year 4

Year 4 Robins

Our class reader is The Street beneath my feet by Charlotte Guillian and illustrated by Yuval Zommer. As a whole class we highly recommend it to you! We’ve given it 4 and a half stars! We have many reasons. First off, It’s very unique, the pages are folded and you have to unfold it all onto the floor. It’s taller than Mr Lo!
Secondly, It has loads of interesting facts, such as, “There are many layers to the earth, after the crust is the mantle.” ” If we dig deep into the ground , we might find coins in the mines!”, “If you dig deeper you might also find precious gems such as an amethyst!”.
Thirdly, the illustrations in the book are, beautiful, detailed and allow us to understand the layers of the Earth. It makes us feel happy, engaged and excited to read.
Finally, this book is suitable for everyone, from Reception to Year 6 and even teachers and other adults.


Year 4 Robins

Tanatswa’s Recommendations


Babysitter’s Club: Kristy’s Great Idea is just amazing! We have it in the school library and I have enjoyed reading it. My little sister Tatenda us reading it and she has told me that it is very good! It is about Kristy, Mary Anne and their newest member… Stacey!! All together they make a club and they will not let anything come their way! I highly recommend this book!

The other book I’m reading is called Where the Wilderness Lives! The book is about when Cara and her siblings go to the canal to find treasure. I just started the book and it is pretty interesting!

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Tanatswa Robins

Year 2 enjoy ERIC

Toucans class are really enjoying their ERIC (Enjoying reading in class) lessons. The children have a choice as to whether to read by themselves, share a book with a partner or listen to a story read by Miss Hookes or Mrs Parton-Harris. Year Two get very excited when it’s ERIC time and some Toucan’s have even joined our ERIC after school club! There’s an amazing buzz in the classroom and it’s quite certain the children are getting the reading bug!!
Children have the opportunity to borrow a class library book as well as their reading level book twice a week on a Tuesday and a Thursday which they are taking home to read to and with their parents.

Year 3 enjoy ERIC

Bluebirds enjoyed visiting the library in ERIC today.  Seven children chose a book to borrow to read at home.
Karly – I love reading in here – it is peaceful and quiet.
Shriya – I love being a member of the library. I joined Kings Norton library in the summer with my friend, Reva.

Troofriend – Mr Lo

I highly recommend this book for pupils in year 4-6. I found it in Kings Norton Library. Have you been there? I love science fiction so this book caught my attention. I think it’s a great book for both girls and boys. It’s about a futuristic android that can is designed to be your best friend. It can’t steal or lie… but guess what… things don’t quite go as expected.
There are lots of great themes and topics to discuss in this book including, “What makes us human?” “What are the importance of white lies?” “How is the language from artificial intelligence different to the language used by humans.”

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Mr Lo