Monday, 28 October 2013

Spinebreakers Newsletter - Issue 1

On Friday, the Spinebreakers handed out their first newsletter. Each class pair were given the responsibility to complete one section of the newsletter;
Shyanne and Bryan recorded what new books we have to offer.
Deborah and Teddy used the Junior Librarian software to look through the brilliant reviews children across the school have been writing.
Thelma and Kieran worked together to come up with the best book of the week.
Kirsty and Uthman searched the Internet for exciting reading websites.
Terrika and Nathan gave updates on challenges and competitions.
While, Daniella and Fawaz researched one of their favourite authors, J.K. Rowling. 
During their time as Spinebreakers they will get the opportunity to complete all sections of the newsletter. They aim to release their newsletter fortnightly.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Super Readers - Vilius Shares 'The Three Little Pigs'

Vilius shares Nick Sharratt's version of The Three Little Pigs. Well done Vilius!

Week Six - Premier Reading League

Congratulations to Prince, who is player of the week for the second week in a row!
Don't forget you can still collect points by reviewing books during the holiday.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Competition Winners

Last Friday the winners of the Returning Books Raffle were selected from each key stage one class, Zaynab was the winner from Pine, Amy from Mulberry, Harley from Cherry and Ellis from Cedar. Each child then chose the book they would like to receive. Year one and two were brilliant at returning their books this half term, in total we had 273 books borrowed and returned over the past seven weeks! Keep up the hard work!
Dork Diaries Book Review Competition Winner
Well done to Dara, who has won a copy of, How To Dork Your Diary by Rachel Renee Russell. Dara reviewed Skating Sensation online, using the Junior Librarian site...
'In this amazing book, there is a girl called Nikki Maxwell. Nikki and her friends Zoe and Chloe enter a skating competition, but, the CCP (cute, cool and popular) girls are also racing for victory. Disaster happens when Nikki and her friends are locked inside the supply closet" Will they be able to get out in time for the competition or will the CCP girls win?'
The prizes will be handed out by Spinebreakers, Fawaz and Daniella, in tomorrow's assembly.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Challenge Of The Week - The Hunger Games Quiz

The Hunger Games series has been very popular with our older pupils since it arrived on our shelves last year. For those of you who have read the books,see if you can answer all ten questions correctly in The Hunger Games quiz...

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Big Reading Adventure - Part Three - Peter Rabbit

Part Three - Peter Rabbit

A huge well done to Pine and Mulberry class who have worked extra hard over the last two weeks to earn their first lot of stickers. This week is the story of Peter Rabbit and friends, and their adventure as they go in search for strawberries!
The Strawberry Raid

Click on the link below to share the story with your child.

The activity part of this challenge is to go on your own adventure. Print off, or make your own strawberries, radishes and carrots and hide them around your home, then see if your child can find them all!

The challenge will continue after the week off with the Swashbuckle story and activity.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Dork Diaries Competition Ends This Thursday!

There is still time to enter the Dork Diaries competition and win a copy of,
How To Dork Your Diary!
To enter, borrow one of the books from the series, scan it out at the library, read it, then write a review on your Junior Librarian account. The closing date for the competition is this Thursday, so get reading and reviewing! The winning reviewer will be announced in Friday's assembly! Good luck! 

Friday, 18 October 2013

Super Readers - Rashida Reads 'The Paper Dolls'

Here is Rashida, our Super Reader of the week. Rashida shares the story The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson.

Week Five - Premier Reading League

We now have over 180 book reviews online, mainly due to the Premier Reading League teams. Well done to Prince, who is player of the week! The teams in lead are Premier Legends and The All Stars.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

KS1 Raffle - Winners Will Be Chosen Tomorrow!

To make the raffle fair, I will visiting classes tomorrow to choose the winners for this round. Each class winner will then be able to choose the book they would like to recieve in next week's assembly. All KS1 classes have made a fantastic effort in returning their books, keep up the hard work! The raffle boxes will be emptied tommorow, then the new raffle will begin next week, with the winners being announced on Friday 13th December. Good luck!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Big Reading Adventure - Part Two - Tree Fu Tom

Part Two - Tree Fu Tom!
Year one have been working extra hard over the last week to earn their first lot of stickers. We have had some very colourful Octoalert pads!
Grubble Trouble
Well done to those of you who have been joining in at home, here is the second part.
Begin by reading the story here...

Now you've read the story you can make your very own Holopax! Tom uses his to make Grubble shrink down to his regular size. You can either print the template off here...
Or try designing your own!
Look out for the story of Peter Rabbit in part 3, next Tuesday.

Monday, 14 October 2013

New National Geographic and Wildlife Magazines

We were kindly donated a selection of National Geographic and BBC Wildlife magazines this week. They are available to borrow, so take a look next time you visit.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

New Books - Project X Books

You can now find level 15 of the Project X books in our library. Titles include; Adrenalin Rush, Can it really rain frogs? Just in Time, The Lost City, The End of Time, Ultimate Takeover, Volcano! and Swing.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Challenge Of The Week - Vote For Your Favourite Book!

The challenge this week is slightly different. Booktrust have created a list of 100 books to read by the age of 14. Follow the link to vote your favourite stories...

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Big Reading Adventure - Part One - The Octonauts

If you're taking part in the Big Reading Adventure at home, then get started by printing off an achievement chart...
Use the chart to track where you are in the competition.
Part One - The Octonauts!
The Ocotonauts and The Snot Sea Cucumber!
Read the story here...
Now you can either print one of the worksheets off...
Or why not try drawing your own octoalert or make your very own Captain Barnacle's hat! This is what the octoalert looks like...
Look out for the story of Tree Fu Tom in part 2, next Tuesday.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Read For My School - Prize Draw Update

Due to the fantastic efforts made by last year's year 5 and 6 pupils, we were made the winners of the Read For My School prize draw. The 100 books that we won were meant to be with us last month, but due to delivery issues will now be arriving in November, shortly after the half term. The reading challenge will be returning next year, with more books, vouchers and trips up for grabs!

Sunday, 6 October 2013

World Book Day QR Code Quiz - Q10

Can you rearrange the letters to name this year's Children's Laureate?

 loeriMa ckmBalan

Friday, 4 October 2013

Super Readers - Skaiste Reads Her Lithuanian Story

Skaiste was very excited to share one of her favourite stories from Lithuania this week. Skaiste likes this book because it is full traditional tales and couldn't wait to read it in Lithuanian!
Well done Skaiste!
Week Three - The Premier Reading Challenge

No new teams to report this week.
Premier Legends are still in front this week with 103 points! Harry and his team have been commited to attending the library at least once a day to read and write reviews. Please do not be put off by this large number! There are nine weeks still remaining in the first round - plenty of time to catch up!
Congratulations to Jaseem who is player of the week, his team, The All Time Champions only joined last week and have already earned 25 points, keep it up!

Thursday, 3 October 2013

The CBeebies Big Reading Adventure!

CBeebies Magazine have created a reading challenge for children aged three to seven to take part in across the country. The Big Reading Adventure will take place from now until December. It has been designed to complete the challenge across one week, hearing a different story each day and then completing a linked activity. We will be doing this slightly different at Broadford, children in year one will be able to hear a different story each week, over five weeks. Each time we share a story and complete an activity they will be rewarded with a sticker on their chart. Their aim is to earn all ten stickers.
When a pupil has completed their adventure chart they will be entered into the national prize draw and be in with the chance of winning a year-long subscription to CBeebies magazine and £50 worth of book vouchers. As well as, an afternoon of storytelling performances and workshops led by a professional storyteller and a well-known CBeebies character for the school! 10 runners up will receive a six month subscription to CBeebies magazine.
If you would like your child to take part in the challenge at home, they can take a reading chart home then follow the weekly activities and stories on the blog, every Tuesday, as of next week. Once completed don't forget to hand it in at school or send it via post to,
 CBeebies Magazine Big Reading Adventure
National Literacy Trust
68 South Lambeth Road
Good luck!

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Junior Librarian Link

For those of you that haven't visited your online account yet, please do so by clicking on the link at the top-right of the blog. When signing in, your username is your full name, all lowercase with no full stops and your password is broadford. When signed in you can look at books available in our library, review the books you've read and find out what your friends have been reading! You can also customise you account by clicking on settings, here you can change the background to your page!
Well done to all who have been using their accounts. We have a total of 112 book reviews now available to read online!