Blog Posts tagged: P1-3

Children enjoying Authors Live in 2014

Authors Live from the Archives: Lower Primary

Our Authors Live broadcasts feature some of the greatest names in children's writing, illustration and poetry – and they're all available to watch for free on our website. To celebrate reaching 60 broadcasts, we've put together some of our highlights for nurseries and P1-3 classes to enjoy!

Continue reading

Bookbug Picture Book Prize Ballot Box

#BookbugPrize: How Libraries Can Work with Schools

Libraries across Scotland work with schools and nurseries in different ways to help facilitate The Bookbug Picture Book Prize. Hear from Community Library Officer Angela Seaton on how she helped engage parents and get kids excited about the shortlist!

Continue reading

The team at CALL Scotland

CALL Scotland: Our Services for Learners with Additional Support Needs

Looking to find out more about using technology to support pupils with communication difficulties? CALL Scotland are the leading experts in the country, providing a range of services including training and equipment loans. CALL's Allan Wilson tells us more in this blog post.

Continue reading

A classroom wall with Scots words displayed

The impact of Scots in Curriculum for Excellence: new report published

There has been lots of advocacy for the place of the Scots language within the curriculum, and plenty of anecdotal evidence for its benefits. Now, teacher Laura Green's research provides a robust evaluation of the use of Scots in classrooms. We caught up with Laura to discuss her report's findings.

Continue reading

Bookbug, Scottish Book Trust's Bookbug programme mascot, pictured with children on a running track

Use Our Resources to Make the Most of The Bookbug Picture Book Prize

Taking part in the Bookbug Picture Book Prize is a great opportunity to build a love of reading from an early age. We provide a lot of resources to help you make the most of the Prize - find out more in this blog post.

Continue reading

P1 pupils receiving Bookbug P1 Family Bag

#BookbugPrize in Renfrewshire: Gifting and Voting

Andrew Givan shares how Renfrewshire libraries approach the Bookbug P1 Bag gifting and Bookbug Picture Book Prize voting to make sure that as many children as possible get to make their voice heard and become active, long-term members of their local library.

Continue reading

One of the symbol sheet resources being used with a GoTalk 9+ communication device

Help Pupils with Additional Support Needs Take Part in the Bookbug Picture Book Prize

Taking part in the Bookbug Picture Book Prize and/or the Scottish Teenage Book Prize is a fantastic way to encourage your pupils to become lifelong readers! To help pupils with ASN read and discuss the shortlisted books, CALL Scotland produce fabulous resources every year. Find out more about these resources in this blog post.

Continue reading

Kids with shortlisted books

Why YOU Should Take Part in the Bookbug Picture Book Prize

According to the teachers and librarians we work with, getting involved in the Bookbug Picture Book prize is a great way to get your pupils excited about reading. Check out this blog to hear directly from them about how the prize has made a difference in classrooms across Scotland!

Continue reading

A teacher reading Shark in the Park on a Windy Day to pupils

Getting P1 Pupils and Parents Excited About Reading at Braehead School

The Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag is full of books and fun resources to inspire reading, writing and counting. In this blog post, find out how teacher Gillian Low used last year’s bag as the inspiration for a fantastic ‘book walk’ learning activity, enthusing parents and pupils alike!

Continue reading

Naomi Howarth

5 Reasons Why Myths, Folktales and Fairytales Stand the Test of Time

Tug of War is a beautiful new picture book from Naomi Howarth which re-tells a charming fairytale about the power of brains over brawn. To celebrate the book's release, we asked Naomi why she thinks myths, folk tales and fairytales continue to capture our imagination.

Continue reading