Well done to Sam from 8Ba for winning the Winter Drawing Competition. His design will become the front cover of our book of writing, to be published by Scholastic during the Summer Term. The book will be available to buy and I hope everyone will want to have a copy!
Well done to everyone who took part in the Winter Writing Competition. The standard was very high and there were some fantastic poems and short stories. It was very difficult to choose, but we chose 3 winners and one runner up from each year group.
Nicola 8BD (poem)
Ben W 8Ba (story)
George 8Mc (story)
Special mention: Sam C 8Ba
Alan 7Ca (poem)
Ellie M 7Ca(poem)
Max 7Wi (story)
Special mention: Lucy (story) 7An
James 6An (story)
John 6Wa (poem)
Ellen (Story) 6An
Special mention: Amy Stephenson 6Ru
Stella 5Sh (story)
Kaden 5He (poem)
Charlie 5He (Poem)
Special mention: James 5Sh (poem)
Filed under Book Fair, News
Book Buzz is a scheme where all Year 7 children can buy books at reduced prices, in order to encourage reading at a crucial stage of their education. Lots of children have chosen and bought their books, and are now enjoying reading them, and talking about them.
These are the books they could choose from:
Find out more about Book Buzz here.
Seven Stories Thirty students from Year 5 went to a Michael Morpurgo writing workshop at Seven Stories in Newcastle. They had a fabulous time, wrote some very inventive stories and some heartfelt thank you letters to our fantastic guide Charlotte.
Here are some pictures of our day:
If you want to find out more about Michael Morpurgo, here are some of his books and links to some good resources.
Michael Morpurgo’s own website
Information from the Children’s Laureate website
Kids Konnect website
Literary Festivals website
This is just a very small selection: Michael Morpurgo has written more than 100 books!
We had a lit quiz for year 7 on Wednesday last week, and today we held the finals for the best teams. We had a fun lesson in the library, and we gave prizes to the top three teams (with sweets for everyone!). Well done to everyone who took part, but especially to Team Simpletons, Smarties, and Dangerous Dogs who came 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.
A good warm up for the Kids Lit Quiz in November!
We had an assembly with Year 5 to find out about the Summer Reading Challenge. It was encouraging to see how many children had taken part in previous years, and how many use the public library. The scheme is an excellent way to keep reading over the summer. There is a book log, incentives such as pictures and bookmarks, and there are hundreds of books to choose from in our local libraries.
We shadowed the North East Book Awards and read as many of the books on the short list as we could. At book group, we read a section of one of the books each week, and we talked about what we thought of the characters, the plot, the themes and the genre of each one. At the end, we voted on which we thought was the best.
Gill Lewis’s Gorilla Dawn won by 5 votes!