QBS Learning Centre

Week beginning 3rd December

Storytelling and virtual author visits

The Learning Centre was pretty busy last week. A story teller. Nicky Bingham, visited us from the UK. Year's 1, 2 and 3 were lucky enough to have a session with Nicky in which she entertained the students with traditional stories such as Goldilocks and Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant. It was great to see the children responding to her high action story telling and it was a great experience for all. Hopefully we can organise something for our older students when she returns in April.
To add to that we also had a virtual author talk from Michelle Paver, author of the Chronicles of Darkness. ( A must read for all Year 5's and up) Children were invited to come along and watch a videoed author talk. Lots of children came and spent their lunchtime in the LC and were very interested in what Michelle had to say about the craft of writing, her new book, Gods and Warriors, and the Bronze Age. Our next video author visit will be with Jeff Kinney on Friday and I due to his popularity we think it might be standing room only!

Story Line Online

Take a peek at this fabulous resource. Story Line Online is a great reading and listening resource that exposes children to a variety of stories. Each story is told by an American actor and is accompanied by pictures. It is free and well worth adding to your favourites.

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