Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Winners of the Premier Reading League - Autumn 2016

Congratulations to the highest scoring team, The Book Worms. Elina Joshi, Alisha March, Teni Adu, Tia Himuyandi, Fitzroy Bamgbelu and Harley Boland made up the team, and together earned 77 points. As a reward for their reading efforts, they have been invited to join us on a trip to the Olympic Park to watch the Revolution Champions League on Saturday 3 December.

The Book Worms will be joined by our two top readers, Lillie Mersh and Lilly Reynolds, who individually scored more that 20 points each.

Look out for the return of the Premier Reading League in the Spring term.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Certificates

Well done to James Olatunji and Kara Middleton who have both completed their Chitty Chitty Bang Bang reading logs. They have been rewarded with a certificate each and had their names entered into the raffle where they could win a goody bag of books!

If you would like to be in with the chance of winning a goody bag pick up a reading log next time you visit the library.

Returning Books Raffle

Next week will be the last week to earn a ticket for this term's Returning Books Raffle. There are over 150 tickets in the box already! You will receive a ticket for each book you return to the library, four names will be pulled from the box on Monday 5 December. The winners will each choose a book they would like to receive as a prize. Prizes will be ordered, then given out in the following E for Excellence assembly.

Breakfast Club: Join Us For Hot Chocolates!

Following the success of our first hot chocolate morning last month, we will be holding another to celebrate the first day of December! Join us in Breakfast Club on Thursday 1 December from 7.45am, where you will be able to purchase a delicious hot chocolate for just 60p - perfect for the colder mornings!

There will be a selection of marshmallows, sprinkles and festive treats to pile on top - not forgetting the cream! Here are a few pictures from our last event...

Friday, 18 November 2016

Dork Diaries: Frenermies Forever Available to Borrow Today!

We have copies of Rachel Renee-Russell's latest book in the Dork Diaries collection in the Library!

Frenermies Forever is the eleventh book in the series.

Follow the story of Nikki Maxwell, who is spending a week away at North Hampton Hills as part of the school's transfer programme. Nikki thinks North Hampton Hills is super-cool, but when she is faced with queen bee Tiffany she is left with no other choice but to work with her nemesis MacKenzie to survive the week. Will the girls become Best Frenermies Forever?

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Competition - Win One Of Two New Releases!

You have just one week to enter our new competitions created by our Spinebreakers in years 5 and 6. To celebrate the release of the newly published books from authors, Jeff Kinney and Rachel Renee-Russell we are asking you to design a new front cover for your favourite Dork Diaries or Wimpy Kid book.
Please pick up an entry form from the library to be in with a chance of winning. Our KS1 Spinebreakers will be choosing their favourite designs on Wednesday 16 November. Winner will be announced in next week's E for Excellence assembly.

There are two copies of Dork Diaries, Frenemies Forever and two copies of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Double Down up for grabs! Good luck!

Years 5 and 6 Spinebreakers Visit Waterstones!

The last group to visit Waterstones in Romford were our year 5 and 6 Spinebreakers. They too were given the opportunity to choose two new books for our school library and were treated to hot chocolate and cake in Costa - only this time the Christmas range was in so they had some extra special tasty treats to choose from!

More about the books...

Ellie-Jo is a big fan of Dork Diaries so she was overjoyed to find a book that contained more than one story from the series! She also picked up a copy of My Sister the Vampire, these books have always been popular when our Spinebreakers who have visited Waterstones.

Like Ellie-Jo, Tiara also picked up a Dork Diaries book. Her second choice was Clover Moon by popular children's author, Jacqueline Wilson.

Harry Potter is always a favourite with the older children at Broadford so it was great to see Kiera pick out a copy of the Philosopher's Stone. With Christmas quickly approaching she also went for a book by Tom Fletcher, The Christmasaurus. 

A Chrismas Carol was Tia's first choice. Her second book was, The Girl of Ink and Stars, a wonderful tale of magic, myths and an adventure into a forbidden forest.

Two action-packed books were chosen by Fitzroy. He went with Percy Jackson and the Greek God and Bear Grylls's, Gold of the Gods. Brilliant choices Fitzroy!

Plamen will be joining us on a trip to the cinema to watch Pete's Dragon, with that in mind, he picked two stories from the 'How to Train your Dragon' series, How to Fight a Dragon's Fury, and, A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons.

Aarhan's first choice was Goosebumps, The Book of the Movie. His second book was Tom Gates: Everything's Amazing (sort of).

Thank you to our very helpful Spinebreakers who have added some fantastic titles to our shelves! All of the books mentioned above are now available to borrow from the school library; take a look next time you visit!

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Years 3 and 4 Spinebreakers Visit Waterstones!

On Wednesday, our very excited Spinebreakers from years 3 and 4 took the bus into Romford to visit Waterstones and choose a selection of new books for our library. They were also treated to hot chocolates and cakes in Costa!

Find out more about their books...

Olivia enjoys reading the Rainbow Magic books so she chose two more books from the series, Chrissie the Wish Fairy and Becky the Best Friend Fairy.

With so many wonderful stories on offer, Fayo found choosing a little more challenging. The two he decided on were Beast Quest's Grashkor the Beast Guard and The Diary of Dennis the Menace. Excellent choices Fayo!

Lilly is frequently visiting the library to borrow books so she knew she wanted something different to what is currently on offer. She therefore chose Judy Moody was in a Mood and Oliver and the Seawigs.

Oliver went for The Long Haul, another book from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. His second book was by footballer Frankie Lampard, Frankie's Magic Football Meteor Madness.

Melisa chose one of Waterstones' best selling books this week, The Snow Spider. She also picked up a copy of the children's classic, Peter Pan.

Ketty went for The Worst Witch by Jill Murrey and Francesca Simon's Horrid Henry Rocks!

Ja'Shayla picked out two books from the Daisy series by Kes Grey, The Trouble with Burglars and The Trouble with Kittens.

Jameel already knew he wanted to get the latest story from Jeff Kinney so he was pleased to see Diary of a Wimpy Kid Double Down on display! His second choice was a book from the Tom Gates series, Dog Zombies Rule!

With very few Sea Quest books available in our library, Leo decided to add a few to our shelves. His choices were Crusher the Creeping Terror and Silda the Electric Eel. I'm sure these books will be snapped up in no time!
Deniz's two choices were, Star Wars Before the Awakening and The London Eye Mystery. We look forward to reading these books too Deniz!
All of these books are now available to borrow so please come along to the library and take a look!

Pine Spinebreakers Take a Trip to Hilldene Library

Yesterday our Pine Spinebreakers visited Hilldene's new library! For the last three years our KS1 Spinebreakers have been building links with Harold Hill Library, visiting fortnightly to borrow books to read back at school. Continuing this term, Kanishka and Harry were the first of the group to take a trip to the newly built library and were amazed by the smart spacious building, colourful children's area and the interactive table.


KS1 Spinebreakers Visit Waterstones!

Our Year 1 and 2 Spinebreakers were the first of three groups of children to visit Waterstones last week. Like Spinebreakers before them, they each chose two new books for our school library. As a reward for their difficult decision making they were treated to hot chocolates and cakes in Costa!

More about their books...

Jessica wanted to find out more about the crayons from 'The Day the Crayons Quit' (a book we have read many times before) so she chose The Day the Crayons Came Home. Her second choice was a copy of Ten Little Pirates.

The Fairytale Hairdresser books have been a great hit this year with our Key Stage One pupils so Nina was keen to pick up another book from the series, The Sugar Plum Fairy, I know a lot of children will be eager to hear this one! Nina chose a book by Julia Donaldson too, Sugarlump and the Unicorn.

Leo also chose a Julia Donaldson book, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book. His second book was 'Oi, Dog!' - the tale of a frog who orders other creatures to sit on certain objects, like bears on stairs, moths on cloths and poodles on noodles!

Kanishka settled on two lovely stories! The first being, 'The Singing Mermaid'. Our last copy of this book got lost along the way so it is great to have this very popular book back! She also chose a Princess Evie's Ponies book, Confetti the Magic Wedding Pony.

A Katie Morag book was Sophie's fist choice, in this story Katie joins ballet but she is always late for her lessons and she hates the idea of wearing a frilly skirt! Copy Cat was Sophie's second choice.

Oliver's two books were, This is Not My Hat and Quick Quack Quentin, Oliver hadn't heard of those stories before so he was keen to see what they were about! 

Gordon's Great Escape is another funny book by the creator of Supertato and Barry the Fish with Fingers. Harry also chose The Lion Inside, the story of a mouse who sets off on a journey to find his roar!

James was quick to pick up David Walliam's new book, There is a Snake in my School! His second choice was the next book in the series of Supertato - Vegetables Assemble. With the Evil Pea on the loose again it's down to Supertato to save the day. 
Well done to all our KS1 Spinebreakers who picked brilliant books for us to share in the library. We cannot wait to read them all!