The First Minister’s Reading Challenge is back for 2017/2018!

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The First Minister’s Reading Challenge is back for 2017/2018 and now includes children from P1 – P7. Is your school registered to take part in this year’s challenge? Whether your P4-P7s took part last year, or you are completely new to the Reading Challenge, you will need to register your school for this year. Each […]

Great news – Northern Alliance: Raising Attainment in literacy, language and communication – Final Report – July 2017

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This month saw the publication of the final report from the Northern Alliance Raising Attainment in Literacy, Language and Communication project. The report highlights the huge success of the approach across all 7 authorities within the Alliance and the clear benefits derived for both teachers and children. It is very exciting that next session we […]

UKLA (United Kingdom Literacy Association) thanks Aberdeen teachers

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Congratulations to Alice Atkinson (Westpark), Leanne Duncan (Manor Park)  and Elle Haden (Quarryhill)  who this session, along with other teachers in the city, took part in short-listing the 3-6 year old category for the UKLA Book Awards 2017. The unique UKLA Book Awards are the only awards to be judged entirely by teachers. After much discussion agreeing the […]

First Minister’s Reading Challenge entries – closing date Wednesday 3rd May

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Just a quick reminder that the closing date for entries is fast approaching – Wednesday 3rd May. Scottish Book Trust have a new blog which showcases some examples from schools and also has advice for those wanting to enter – there is still time left for you to get this done.  Details are below: The blog […]

Last call for ordering Explorer Bags!

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If you haven’t already ordered your supply of Explorer Bags (for children from 3 years – 3 years 11 months) it is still possible to do so, even at this late stage.   The bags can be ordered urgently using the link below: Bookbug@aberdeencity.gov.uk We would also like to remind everyone that there are still places available […]