When I returned from 10 days in Cantabria yesterday, my suitcase was quite a lot heavier than it was when I left. Why? Lots of new books of course!
I was keeping a special eye out for things that I could use with Years 5 and 6, but that doesn't mean all the others got neglected.
|First of all, not a book but a magazine. It's an ¡Hola! special, full of Top 10s and other lists that will be useful for reading exercises, especially for Key Stage 3.|
|I'm not familiar with the work of Lara Jones's Poppy Cat, and so didn't recognise her as Lupe in this book. Inside the sentences are nice and repetitive, and all about what Lupe likes to eat. It would be easy for children to adapt this.|
|Year 3's new History curriculum is all about the Stone Age and Iron Age, and my own daughter, who has just finished Year 3, particularly enjoyed learning about cave paintings. Last week we really enjoyed visiting the Museo de Altamira, a world heritage site and home to some of the most important cave paintings in the world. I bought this book there. It's very good, lots of lift-the-flaps and information, and excellent for technical vocabulary about Prehistory. Again it's part of a series.|
|I already have a number of books in this series, and bought this one as a branch of the Camino passed through the area that we were staying in, and we passed a number of pilgrims every day. The Flamenco one will come in handy for Year 2.|
|Some Spanish handwriting practice books, mainly to show the children. I have something similar in French, which children always enjoy seeing.|