Thursday, 26 February 2015

Children Take Part In The 'Around The World With Wally' Competition

Well done to Georgia, Jack and Tegan who have all taken part in the Where's Wally? competition. They each came up with a different scene for Wally to find himself in.

Jack drew a very busy park, a place that he loves to visit, and has hidden Wally, but can you find him?
I love Tegan's picture of a pink castle! Wally has been carefully hidden, can you spot him?
Georgia describes our amazing playground as being one of the things that makes Broadford the best school on the hill. She has included all of the main features of the adventure trail and has included Odlaw as well as Wally in her picture. Can you see them both?
There is still time to enter the Where's Wally? competition. I have a pile of Where's Wally? posters and puzzles to give away to the next 13 children who participate.
How the competition works...
Using Where's Wally? scenes as inspiration, pupils will imagine they are Wally themselves and describe a new setting that he has found themselves in. Each child will receive a postcode where they will be able describe the setting. On the front they can choose to attach a photo or a picture of the scene they have described. You can choose to design your own setting or use one of the scenes displayed in the library.
Plenty of prizes up for grabs!
One grand prize winner will receive a Where's Wally? book pack, £50 in book vouchers and a winner's certificate. The school of the winning pupil will win an afternoon of storytelling performances and workshops, a collection of £100 worth of Walker Book titles for the library, and a Where's Wally Wall! 10 runners-up will each win a Where's Wally? book pack.
The winners will be chosen at random. To be in with a chance of winning, pick up a postcard from the library today!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Is Your Work Displayed in Hilldene Library?

To celebrate National Libraries Day on Saturday 7th February, children and adults were asked to draw their favourite book characters to make up collages in libraries across Havering. In school, year two took part by creating beautiful illustrations of their favourite characters and books from our school library. On a recent visit to Hilldene Library our Spinebreakers spotted a few of their own and their classmates' pictures.
Mr Chicken Goes to Paris and the main characters from Frozen.

Timothy Dempsey's Supertato.


Olivia Wheal's Paddington.

Emily was very pleased to spot her picture of Rapunsel!

Mr Chicken proved popular along with Harry Potter.
Cruz's wonderful picture of Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay from the Scarecrows' Wedding.
Beast Quest.

The Singing Mermaid is Lilly's favourite book in the library so she was happy to see her colourful illustration made-up part of the collage.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Broadford's Book Bench

Check out the photos and videos from the artist's, Jenny Leonard, visit before the half term. Spinebreakers and Book Club members joined Jenny in pairs to help paint the bench - I'm sure you'll agree they did a fantastic job!

The bench is in the perfect place for a bit of quiet reading! The bench features all of Broadford's favourite characters from authors who we have had the pleasure of meeting over the last three years, as well as characters and logos from popular reading challenges the children have taken part in and places they have visited.


Authors To Visit Broadford - Books On Sale!

We will be expecting visits from two authors this half term. On Monday 2nd March, Chris Wormell will be joining us, followed by Anne Fine on Thursday 5th March! There will be book signings on both days. Take a look at the books that will be on offer to purchase;
Chris Wormell

George and the Dragon - £7.99
Far, Far away in the darkest cave in the deepest valley amongst the highest mountains there lives a huge and terrifying dragon. with his fiery breath and mighty strength, this awesome beast fears no man, but he is afraid of just one thing...
Scruffy Bear and the Lost Ball - £6.99
Scruffy Bear sees a lovely red ball one day, so he kicks it! But the ball belongs to the rabbits and now it's stuck up a tree. Scruffy Bear must get it back, but there are creatures, surprises and lots of climbing ahead for this plucky bear.
The Sea Monster - £6.99
Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, there lives a great sea monster...
Anne Fine

Flour Babies - £6.99
When the annual school science fair comes round, Mrs Cartright's clas don't get to work on Soap Factory, the Maggot Farm or the Exploding Custard Tins. To their intense disgust they get the Flour Babies - sweet little six-pound bags of flour that must be cared for at all times.
Madame Doubtfire - £5.99
Lydia, Christopher an Natalie Hilliard are used ti domestic turmoil and have been torn between their warring parents ever since the divorce. Thta all changes when their mother takes on a most unusual cleaning lady. But there's more to Madame Doubtfire that domestic talents.
Madame Doubtfire inspired the successful film Mrs Doubtfire!
Trouble at Toadpool - £5.99
Aubt Susan - possibly the bossiest woman alive - is on the phone, and that's never good. she's demanding that Harry and his family help her at a local event she's promised to organize: the Great Toadpool Show. It means swining from a trapeze, walking on stilts and riding a unicycle. Unfortunately Harry and his family can't really do any of those things.
Frozen Billy - £5.99
Frozen Billy is Uncle Len's ventriloquist's dummy. Clarrie knows he's not real. But her brother Will joins in the music-hall act. And suddenly - creepily - everything begins to go horribly wrong...
The Dairy of a Killer Cat - £4.99
Poor Ellie is horrified when Tuffy drags a dead bird into the house. Then a mouse. But Tuffy can't understand what all the fuss is all about. Who on earth will be the next vicim to arrive through the cat-flap? can soft-hearted Ellie manage to get her beloved pet to change his wild, wild ways before he ends up in even deeper trouble?

Thursday, 5 February 2015

New Books From Author, Sam Hepburn

Last week, children's author, Sam Hepburn visited our school to work with our more able readers. She left us with four signed copies of her latest book, Chasing the Dark, a crime mystery that follows the life of young Joe Slattery who is left to discover the events that led to the car accident that killed his mum.

Spinebreakers' Trip Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to the bus strike, our year 3/4 Spinebreakers will not be attending their trip to Waterstones this afternoon. We will send out letters to reschedule the trip for one day next week on when we return after the week off.