Friday, 27 December 2013

Super Reader - Holly Reads 'The Slightly Annoying Elephant'

Our latest Super Reader is Holly with the story of Sam and the slightly annoying elephant.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Key Stage One - Returning Books Raffle - Winners Announced

On Friday, the winners from the Returning Books Raffle in key stage were given their prizes in assembly. Emily won from Pine class, she loves hearing the story about the Singing Mermaid and asked for a copy of her own. Laiba was the winner from Mulberry class and decided that a princess story would definitely be a good choice, so was rewarded with Primrose, the princess who just wants to have fun! The winners from year two were both boys again, Michael from Cherry loves anything and everything football, so, he got his own copy of the Frank Lampard's, Frankie Vs The Cowboy's Crew. Lastly, Ayomide chose a book we have in the library by Julia Donaldson, The Highway Rat!
Well done to all those who remembered to return their books. The raffle will return in January.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Super Reader - Tyler Reads 'Man On The Moon'

Here, Super Reader Tyler shares the story of Bob, aka Man On The Moon.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Premier Reading League Round 2 - Teams Already Signed Up!

Children across year two have already been signing up for the second round of the Premier Reading League, that is due to begin on January 6th. To date, we have 12 teams ready to take part, consisting of 60 pupils! This time round they have been creating their team badges to display on the league table. Here are the teams so far...
The members of Premier Dominations had created their team before the last round ended! The players are, Kingsley, Harry, Raheem, Prince and Jaseem.
No girls attended the last West Ham match, but, with their team Pink Panthers, Holly, Lowena, Sabina, Samantha and Ruby are hoping to change that!
Jack, Tobi, Fletcher, Yinka and Fawaz are members of Honey Pops FC!
Spinebreaker Daniella has designed a very pretty badge for her team Frost Bites. Along with Dara, Sophie, Gabriella and Nika, they're hoping to be top of the league from day one!
Emma, Louisa, Daria, Ella and Sophie make up team Hobnobs Unite!
Dylan is leading his team, Reading Super Stars, and is going to support his team players, Isaac, Lucy, Ebony and Simona all the way!
Kieran, Shaun, Tyler, Charlie and Spencer are members of team, Golden Eye!
Success and team mates, Joseph, Hakeem, Daniel and Sandra were eager to create a team together this time round!
Kynan, Samson, Endurance, George and Ben have come up with a badge that combines their two favourite teams, Chelsea and Arsenal.
New players Kailen and Bailey have created team, Premier Kings, with members Terrika, Kieran and James.
Dylan, Harry, Louis, Jack and Tommy are planning on going to war in round two!
Last rounds winning player, Lebohang has come back this round with fellow team members, Tumelo, Bryan, Deborah and Georgia in their team, Cool Kids!
Don't forget you can join the competition at any stage, good luck!

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

New Books For Key Stages One And Two

Check out our new books for key stages one and two! We have two lots of Frank Lampard's Frankie and the Magic Footbal, Counting Stars by David Almond, Anthony Browne's Little Beauty, The Wolves in the Walls, The Lost Thing, and Press Here.

Premier Reading League Winners Watch West Ham V Sunderland!

On Saturday, the two top teams, Premier Legends and All Time Champs, visited Upton Park where they watched West Ham play against Sunderland. Here's what the boys had to say about the competition and the match...
"It's all over! After a very challenge reading league only Premier Legends and All Time Champions, along with Jack, won tickets to watch West Ham play.There were two things from the match that really stood out for me, the first was Diame who was man of the match, he definitely deserved this title! And second was John O'Shea who almost scored an own goal! Overall, it was a pretty exciting game, but it could have been better with some goals!"

 "It was an exciing game, although, no one scored. Premier Dominations are my team next round and they are going to win!"
"The atmosphere was incredible! It was great sharing this experience with my friends and I'm hoping to win the next Premier League round! All in all, it was a brilliant day!"
Harry Bradley

"It was exciting when we arrived at the stadium, there were so many people! I was on the edge of my seat when Sunderland hit the cross bar and when West Ham's goal was disallowed."
"The view was great! We all cheered on West Ham to win!"
Raheem and Jaseem

"I was so pleased that my reading team won the tickets. I don't support West Ham, but, it was worth going to watch them! My favourite player was Diame. I had a brilliant day, although the walk back to the train station was a little tiring!"

Friday, 13 December 2013

Super Reader - Sabina Reads 'Little Beauty'

Sabina is our Super Reader this week, reading the story about a very intelligent Gorilla who learnt to use sign language. This helped him to ask for all the things he needed and wanted, including a friend, but, with no other Gorillas at the zoo, they decided to buy him a tiny kitten, called Beauty.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Create a Character - Whole School Competition!

As previously mentioned, we received our prize of one hundred books from the Read For My School 2013 competition. Included in the prize were a large selection of Lego books. We will be giving these books away in the...
Create a Character Competition!
The competition is open to the whole school. To enter, create your very own character (it doesn't have to be a Lego man!) Then write a few sentences or paragraphs to describe him or her. Once you are happy with you design, hand it into Miss Sparkes at the library. The competition will run from now until Thursday 6th February 2014. Here's what you could win...
For key stage two we have four lots of prizes to give away! The four winning pupils, with the best designs, will each be rewarded with Characters of The Magical World, Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, The Lego Book and a Batman Visual Dictionary.
Four early years and key stage one winners will each receive a Mini Figure Ultimate Sticker Book along with a 2-in-1 Ninjago book or a Lego picture book with mini figure.

Good luck!

Monday, 9 December 2013

Read For My School - 100 Books Delivered!

This week we received the one hundred books that we won in the last Read For My School challenge. The books included stories such as, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, The Highwayman's Revenge and Doctor Who. The boxes of books included a large selection of Lego books with free mini figures. As these books come with small parts, we thought it would be best to use them as prizes so they don't get lost when on loan. Therefore a character creating challenge will be coming soon! The Read For My School online challenge will return in March 2014, this time round it will be open to the whole of key stage two!

Friday, 6 December 2013

Round One - Premier Reading League Winners...

After 12 weeks, round one of the Premier Reading League has finally come to an end. After collecting their points in secret this week, the teams were eager to find out who the winning teams were, which was announced in today's E for Excellence assembly. Altogether, we had a total of 14 teams take part, consisting of 84 key stage two pupils! The two top teams, who earned the most points, have been rewarded with a trip to watch West Ham V Sunderland on Saturday 14th December. With more than 300 reviews recorded online, we could not be more proud of their hard work and determination. A huge well done to all teams that took part, don't be disappointed if you didn't win this time round, the competition will return in January when new teams can enter, and aim to win tickets to watch West Ham V Crystal Palace.

Congratulations to Prince, Lebohang, Athenkosi, Harry, Natalie and Jaseem, members of the All Time Champions, who came top with 346 points! And a huge well done to the Premier Legends - Kingsley, Raheem, Harry, Yinka, Kynan and Jordan for coming second with a total of 304 points!

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Mr Men and Little Miss Reading Adventure Coming Soon...

We have signed up to take part in the Mr Men and Little Miss reading challenge provided by National Literacy Trust. The competition will run like the CBeebies challenge, where each week a new story and activity will be released here on the blog. Unlike the CBeebies challenge, we will also be opening it to year two! There are lots of Mr Men goodies up for grabs. The competition will begin late January, so, keep a look out!

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Year 1 Complete The CBeebies Big Reading Adventure

Year one recently recieved their CBeebies certificates for completing the Big Reading Adventure. Their favourite stories included Peter Rabbit, The Strawberry Raid and Sarah and Duck, Cheer up Donkey. The competition has ended now, but, if you would like to read the stories and complete the activities at home then click the CBeebies link on the right hand side.

New Book - David Walliams' The Slightly Annoying Elephant

 Key stage one (and two!) have found this story from David Walliams hilarious to listen to! New to our bookshelves, it tells the tale of Sam, who has an unexpected visit from a very bossy elephant! It turns out Sam should have read the small print on the 'Adopt an Elephant' form he filled out during his recent visit to the zoo!