Tag Archives: World War 2

Room 5 Book Clubbers review their Term 2 books

All of these books are available from the school library. The Book Clubbers were asked the following questions to try to help them explain how they felt about the books they read in term 2. Find out what they thought … Continue reading

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Room 4 Book Club discover Anne Frank’s Secret Annexe

After following several characters through World War 2 our discussions turned to Anne Frank, whose diary published in 1947 became a world renowned account of a Jewish family protected and hidden from Nazi occupiers by brave Amsterdam residents. Some of … Continue reading

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Book Club – A look at the Berghof from Boy at the top of the Mountain

Two of our book clubbers are enjoying John Boyne’s The Boy at the Top of the Mountain. A young orphan born to German and French parents finds himself in the lucky position of being adopted by his aunt and taken to … Continue reading

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Hugo presents David Walliams’ Grandpa’s Great Escape

  Hugo loves reading David Walliams books and so at Book Club we practised ways of telling others about the books we love to make them also want to read them. Here is what Hugo said about this book: Close your … Continue reading

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Room 5 Book Club – some challenging reads about challenging situations

These are the books that Room 5 Book Club students are reading this term, most based on children affected by World War 2. Many questions are raised in these stories, including some about which countries had Jewish people living in them … Continue reading

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Room 4 Book Club – look at all of these keen readers!

Room 4 has 14 students in book club this term and the theme is the Second World War. In these books we are following characters from New Zealand, Great Britain and Europe, and they face some difficult and dangerous journeys. … Continue reading

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Book Club – Ronnie’s War

Ronnie’s War is an account of one boy’s experience of World War 2. He is evacuated from London after a tense chase through an air raid to rescue his Mum. In our book club today we only learned a little … Continue reading

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Now by Morris Gleitzman – new book and series for the library

Once I didn’t know about my grandfather Felix’s scary childhood. Then I found out what the Nazis did to his best friend Zelda. Now I understand why Felix does the things he does. Now is the third book in a series by … Continue reading

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New book: The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne

Anyone who has read The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by the same author will know that they are in for a quite different story that is unpredictable and at times quite challenging. Set in pre-war France, a young boy … Continue reading

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