book club Archives - Perrott Hill

Our next Open Morning is 29th September 2023 – Click here for more information

New Monday Sessions available for Tuneful Tots - Click here

Recruitment opportunities available - Click here

Book Club

Years 6-8 enjoyed a lively Book Club discussion of Arthur Ransome’s ‘Swallows and Amazons’ last week, a highly popular choice. Pupils especially loved that the author was always firmly on the side of the children, and that it brought to life every child’s dream of inhabiting a desert island and having adventures messing around in […]

Read more
19th May 2023

Years 6-8 Book Club

The end of last term’s meeting brought the curtain down on the spring term’s Book Club with a lively discussion of our two Year 6-8 books, Sophie Anderson’s ‘The Thief Who Sang Storms’ and Gavin Maxwell’s ‘Ring of Bright Water’. Pupils discussed everything from characterisation to central themes, and the gathering was thoroughly enjoyed by […]

Read more
19th April 2023

Book Club

Book Clubbers in Years 3-5 enjoyed sharing their impressions of Roald Dahl’s classic tale ‘Danny, The Champion of The World’ with Mrs Byrne at our recent gathering. The children discussed the close relationship between Danny and his father, and talked about making good choices. After half term it’s Onjali Q. Rauf ’s enthralling novel ‘The […]

Read more
7th February 2023

Years 6-8 Book Club

Years 6-8 Book Clubbers arrived to Thursday’s meeting to find the the Loft converted into a forest glade courtesy of Mrs Byrnes’ foraging skills! Her box of pine cones and leaves helped to set the scene for an animated discussion on Katya Balen’s Carnegie Medal winning book, ‘October, October’. The children were left to wonder […]

Read more
12th October 2022

Years 3-5 Book Club

Pupils in Years 3-5 flocked to Book Club to share their thoughts on Hannah Gold’s enchanting debut novel, ‘The Last Bear.’ The book, which follows a young girl called April who joins her father on a research trip to a remote Arctic outpost for six months, clearly had a profound effect on our readers; the […]

Read more
6th June 2022

Years 6-8 Book Club

Last week Years 6-8 gathered in the Loft to share their thoughts on Lisa Thompson‘s brilliant novel ‘The Goldfish Boy’. It’s a remarkable story about finding friendship when you’re lonely and sparked an interesting discussion on the debilitating effects of OCD, a condition which afflicts Matthew, the book’s central character. The children talked about how […]

Read more
26th November 2021

Book Club

Last week, Years 3-5 shared their thoughts on Annet Schaap’s heart-rending debut novel ‘Lampie and the Children of the Sea’. The book was shortlisted for The Carnegie Medal and received a unanimous thumbs up from some of Somerset’s most discerning readers (it was also recommended by Head of English, Mrs Byrne, in The Week’s Independent […]

Read more
29th June 2021

Book Club

Years 6-8 turned out in force for last week’s Book Club, where they shared their thoughts on Philip Pullman’s ‘Northern Lights’. An animated discussion on the central themes of love, betrayal, religion and science ensued and pupils were keen to give their opinion on the recent BBC adaptation, too. The star of the show was […]

Read more
16th March 2021

Book Club

Years 3-5 met in the Loft last week for Book Club with Mr Silk and Mrs Byrne. Under the microscope this time was ‘Beetle Boy’ by M. G. Leonard, a funny and poignant story about Darkus Cuttle, a young boy who is forced to move in with his eccentric uncle after his father goes missing […]

Read more
9th December 2020