Posts tagged: Reading

Reading comprehension in KS1 and KS2 – help your children prepare for the new SATs papers

In the 2016 SATs, only 66% of pupils met the expected standards for reading. The content, question wording and time constraints all placed extra pressure on children and teachers. Though this increased to 71% in 2017, standards are still significantly lower in reading than in SPaG and Maths.  Schools need quality tests with tools to… Read more

review of Maps by Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinska

Cornerstones Book Club – Maps by Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinska

The latest book reviewed for Cornerstones Book Club is Maps by Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinska. This gorgeously, engaging book is suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2 children. Here’s what Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton, has to say about it… Much Amazing Pictorial Splendour (MAPS) I sometimes buy children’s books because they can often be way… Read more

review of oi frog!

Cornerstones Book Club – review of Oi Frog! by Kes Gray and Jim Field

The latest title to be reviewed as part of the Cornerstones Book Club is the picture book Oi Frog! by Kes Gray and Jim Field. It’s perfect for Foundation Stage and KS1 children and it links with our Nursery ILP, Are eggs alive? Here’s what Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton had to say about the book… Look at this book! This… Read more

review of spangles mcnasty & the fish of gold

Cornerstones Book Club – review of Spangles McNasty and the Fish of Gold by Steve Webb and Chris Mould

Our latest book review, courtesy of Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton, is of the wonderfully-titled Spangles McNasty and the Fish of Gold by Steve Webb and Chris Mould. It’s a humorous book perfect for Key Stage 2 children. Here’s what Leilah has to say about the book… 5 gold stars! Spangles McNasty sets out on a… Read more

review of the day the crayons quit

Cornerstones Book Club – review of The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers

This week’s book review, courtesy of Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton, is of The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers. It’s a delightful picture book that would suitable to read to a Key Stage 1 class or to provoke deeper discussion or writing with Key Stage 2 children. Here’s what Leilah has to… Read more

review of the colour thief

Cornerstones Book Club – review of The Colour Thief by Gabriel Alborozo

In this week’s book review, Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton gives her verdict on The Colour Thief by Gabriel Alborozo, a picture book suitable for Key Stage 1 children. Let a Colour Thief steal your heart! The Colour Thief combines beautiful illustrations in engaging spreads with a quietly effectual message about greed, the nature of happiness, consideration… Read more

review of love monster and the last chocolate

Cornerstones Book Club – review of Love Monster and the Last Chocolate by Rachel Bright

Waterstones bookseller, Leilah Skelton, regularly reads and reviews the very latest books, with children’s books being a particular favourite. Here, she gives her verdict on Love Monster and the Last Chocolate by Rachel Bright, which is suitable for Foundation Stage children. There is nothing sweeter than sharing! Rachel Bright is not only Bright by name;… Read more

review of colin and lee carrot and pea

Cornerstones Book Club – review of Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea by Morag Hood

As a bookseller at Waterstones Doncaster, Leilah Skelton regularly reviews the very latest books, with picture books being a particular favourite. Here, she gives her verdict on the delightful Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea by Morag Hood, which is suitable for Foundation Stage children and links with our Reception ILP Do you want to be friends?… Read more