Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Challenge Of The Week - Name That Book

The covers of these picture books are a little blurry. Use the clues underneath each one to work out what the book is. The answers are at the bottom of the page. Good luck!
1. These creatures from another planet love to steal our underwear!

2. Fed up of tripping over her poor cat Wilbur, this witch decides to cast a spell and turn him from black to green. Feeling embarrassed, Wilbur climbs to the top of the tallest tree to hide.

3. Mrs Large wants some time to herself, but Laura, Luke, Lester and the baby have other ideas!

4. Things aren't going too well for the Little Princess, her painting destroyed, a bang to the knee and a monster under the bed! There's only one person that can help and comfort her.

5. Plop, the barn owl, is like every other baby owl, except for one thing... he is afraid of?
1. Aliens Love Underpants, 2. Winnie The Witch, 3. Five Minutes Peace, 4. I Want My Mum, 5. The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark

Monday, 29 July 2013

Most Borrowed Book - Horrid Henry Robs

Horrid Henry Robs The Bank was the most borrowed book this school year! The children in key stage two have really enjoyed reading Francesca Simon's stories that follow the horrid school boy! This book was on loan a total of 24 times and was one of the very first books to be reviewed using the audioBoo app. Listen to Michael share his thoughts on why he liked the book below.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Super Readers - Georgia, Prince, Kie and Jackie Read 'Supermarket Zoo'

We have four Super Readers for you today, all from Cedar class. The children really enjoyed reading the story, as I'm sure you can tell!

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Challenge Of The Week - Roald Dahl Quiz

Roald Dahl has been our Amazing Author this term. On display have been some of his fantastic books, including, Matilda, James and The Giant Peach and George's Marvellous Medicine. To celebrate this brilliant author here is a Roald Dahl themed quiz!
The questions are multiple choice, you may find it helpful to write your answers on a piece of paper before checking them at the bottom. Good luck!
1. What book is NOT by Roald Dahl?
A. The Twits
B. My Brother's Famous Bottom
C. The Witches
D. James and The Giant Peach
2. In the story, Charlie and Chocolate Factory, what character was pushed down the garbage shoot?
A. Augustus Gloop
B. Willy Wonka
C. Grandpa Joe
D. Veruca Salt
3. What is the name of Matilda's mean head teacher?
A. Miss Trunchbull
B. Mrs Wormwood
C. Miss Honey
D. Mr Bogtrotter
4. Roald Dahl's books were illustrated by who?
A. Eric Carle
B. Axel Scheffler
C. Quentin Blake
D. Lydia Monks
5. Where was Roald Dahl born?
A. Ireland
B. Wales
C. England
D. Scotland
1. My Brother's Famous Bottom, 2. Veruca Salt, 3. Miss Trunchbull, 4. Quentin Blake, 5. Wales

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Get Caught Reading Summer Competition!

Join in this summer in the latest 'Get Caught Reading' competition. To enter, have you picture taken in an unusual place and share it on the school's Facebook page or hand it into the library when we return in September.

We held the competition back in April. Here was Aimee's winning photo of her reading on Southend beach...

The competition will close on Thursday 12th September, with the winner being announced the following day. The competition is open to all pupils, from Nursery to year 6, with the prize being a £10 book token. Good luck!

Monday, 22 July 2013

Winners Of The Summer Term Returning Books Raffle

The winners of the Returning Books Raffle were chosen today. Pine, Mulberry and Cedar have tried really hard to remember their books this term. Well done to all pupils who entered, and the winners are...
Prince from Cedar, Ruby from Mulberry and Micayla from Pine. They each received a book in Friday's assembly.
The raffle will return in September with the added year two class.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Super Readers - Kingsley Reads 'The Hundred Mile-An-Hour-Dog Goes For Gold'

A group of pupils from year 5 have been working hard over the past term to create a magazine based on the author, Jeremy Strong. One of the features in the magazine includes a link to the first chapter of, The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour-Dog Goes For Gold. Here is the video of Kinsley reading that chapter. To find out what happens next you can borrow the book from the library. Well done Kingsley!

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Broadford's Summer Reading Challenge

On Saturday, libraries across the country began their Creepy House summer reading challenge. For those of you that are not signing up, or wish to read a little extra, there are reading logs available in the library to use during the holidays. You can use you reading log alongside the Creepy House reading challenge, recording books you have read and completing short reviews. Finish your reading log during the six weeks to receive some tasty treats in September! There are extra activity sheets you can add to your reading log, the more activities you do, the more treats you'll receive.
Don't forget to change your reading books before we break up. During the holidays you can borrow two books instead of one. There are bags available to keep your books in, just ask when you visit.
The reading challenge is open to both key stage one and two. Have fun!

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Challenge Of The Week - Name That Book!

The front covers of these popular children's books are little blurry! Use the clues beneath each picture to work out what the story is. Good luck!
1. The large, colourful illustrations in this books are brilliant. I wonder what you'll SEE!

2. Timothy Pope takes his brand new telescope down to the park with his dad to check there are no mean sea creatures hanging around!
3. This shiny, sparkling fish lives in the sea with his shoal. One morning he wakes up late to find he is all alone!
4. The story of a little owl who everyone thinks is adorable, unfortunately this owl doesn't think so. He believes he is a sleek, mean, hunting machine!
5. A mermaid joins the circus to entertain the crowd with her beautiful voice, but she is missed by the crabs and fish down at Silversands.

1. Brown Bear Brown Bear What Can You See?, 2. Shark In The Park, 3. Bright Stanley, 4. I'm Not Cute!, 5. The Singing Mermaid

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Spinebreakers - David and Leah Write To Publishers

David and Leah put together a letter on behalf of pupils at Broadford, asking for copies of new books and unpublished stories to read and review. They found the details of 13 publishers based in the UK
and posted their letters on Wednesday afternoon. 
It was a nice surprise yesterday to receive our first delivery of books in the post from Harper Collins!
An area has been set up in the library for pupils to write their own book reviews and listen to the reviews of their friends using the audioBoo app. We look forward to reading the children's reviews!

Monday, 15 July 2013

Jeremy Strong Competition Winner!

As part of the Jeremy Strong magazine club, the children organised a competition where pupils from across the school could enter a picture of one of the characters from a Jeremy Strong book. The children promoted their competition by displaying posters in classrooms and telling their friends. On Thursday, as a group, they chose their favourite picture. The winner was Tyler with her drawing of the hundred-mile-an-hour dog. They described the picture as bright, bold and as good as the original! Well done Tyler!

The prize was a copy of, My Brother's Favourite Bottom with her fantastic picture featuring in the magazine.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Super Readers For Multicultural Week - Amy Reads 'Grace and Family'

Our last Super Reader for multicultural week is Amy, reading 'Grace and Family. This story follows Grace who visits her father in The Gambia. A huge well done to Amy for such lovely reading. Thank you to Amy, Junior, Leah and David for sharing stories from around the world this week.

Here are some pictures of The Gambia...

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Super Readers For Multicultural Week - Junior Reads 'Jamil's Clever Cat'

Junior reads 'Jamil's Clever Cat'. This story is set in India. Sardul is the cleverest of cats and wishes to make his master, Jamil, dreams come true and marry a princess. Thank you for sharing this Indian tale with us Junior, well done!

Here are some pictures of India...

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Challenge Of The Week - Handa's Surprise

This week's challenge links in with our multicultural week at school. Begin by listening to the story, Handa's Surprise, read by Lebohang, then answer the questions underneath. The story is set in south-west Kenya and features children from the Luo tribe.

1. How many fruits did Handa put into her basket for Akeyo?

2. What was the first fruit to be taken?

3. What fruit was red and ripe?

4. Name the animal that took the purple passion-fruit.

5. What fruit was in the basket when Handa reached Akeyo's village?

1. Seven, 2. Banana, 3. The Mango, 4. A Parrot, 5. Tangerines

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Super Readers For Multicultural Week - Leah Reads 'The Monkey and The Panda'

Leah is our second pupil this week to share a story for multicultural week. Here she reads, The Monkey and The Panda, a story set in China where the children love both the monkey and the panda for very different reasons. Fantastic reading Leah, well done!

Here are some pictures of China...

Monday, 8 July 2013

Super Readers For Multicultural Week - David Reads 'The Time Of The Lion'

This week is multicultural week. Four pupils visited the library to record stories from around the world for you to listen to across the week. David is the first of the four, reading a story set in Kenya. The story follows the friendship of a boy and a lion. I'm sure you'll agree that David reads the story brilliantly!


Here are some pictures of Kenya...

Sunday, 7 July 2013

World Book Day QR Code Quiz - Q7

Jeff Kinney wrote the books, Diary of a _____ _____?

Friday, 5 July 2013

Super Readers - Ethan, Conor and Aimee Share Their Big Book Of Facts

We were very lucky to have Ethan, Conor and Aimee bring in their book of facts this week. They wanted to share some of the things they have found out with you at home...

What brilliant facts! Thank you for sharing them!

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Jeremy Strong Competition and KS1 Returning Books Raffle Update

Jeremy Strong Competition
The year 5 book club have been very busy working on their magazine and promoting their competition to win a copy of, My Brother's Famous Bottom. If you haven't entered already, there is still time. The last day for entries will be on Thursday 11th July, to take part draw a character from one of the Jeremy Strong books and hand it in at the library or to one of the book club members. The winner will be selected on Friday 12th July. If your stuck for ideas of who to draw take a look in our selection of Jeremy's books or ask a book club member for help.
Members: Toby Adelewo, Dara Adu, Gabriella Asllani, Raheem Miah, Kingsley Onwuegbuzie and Liam Pearson
Key Stage One Returning Books Raffle
We have until Friday 19th July to collect as many raffle tickets as we can! Pine, Mulberry and Cedar have been trying really hard to remember to return their books on every visit.
Keep up the hard work! :)

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Challenge Of The Week - Name These KS1 Book Characters

Use the clues below to help you name these popular key stage one characters. The answers are at the bottom of the page. Good luck!

1. Wanting to earn a golden star, this young dragon tries his best to learn how to fly, roar and breathe fire. Unfortunately he isn't very good... but, he can capture a princess!
2. As a mum she doesn't get much time to herself, so this member of the Large family is very grumpy to find her children stuffing her brand new tights with toys.
3. Feeling lonely and sad this character finds it hard to make friends. He discovers a piano (also looking sad and lonely) and takes it home.
4. It's hard to believe this lover of underpants helped save the world, sounds crazy but it's true!
5. Sick and tired of tripping over her black cat in her black house, this witch decides to cast a spell and turns him into a rainbow of colours! Poor Wilbur!
1. Zog, 2. Mrs Large, 3. Mr Big, 4. Alien, Who Loves Underpants, 5. Winnie The Witch