Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Pine Class Spinebreakers Visit Harold Hill Library

Laura and Ethan are the first of our Year 1 Spinebreakers to have visited Harold Hill library this afternoon. On arrival they were greeted by Mead's Spinebreakers, Sophia and Ali. They enjoyed spending time searching for books and sharing stories. At the end of their visit they each selected a book to bring back to school, they will meet again next week to write a review on the book that they borrowed.

On returning to school, Laura and Ethan had their volunteer trackers signed for the first time!

Year 1 In The Library

This week Year 1 pupils have been visiting the school library to share stories and choose new books to enjoy at home. We encourage children to return their books on a weekly basis - if they do, they earn a ticket for the 'Returning Books Raffle'. See link. Three lucky winners will be chosen at random on Monday 16 October 2017.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Year 1 Returning Books Raffle

This week children in year 1 will start to borrow books from our school library. To encourage them to return them on a weekly basis there will be a raffle. For every book returned to the library a ticket with the child's name on will go into our raffle box. At the end of each half term three names will be pulled at random. The three lucky winners will each choose a new book of their choice to keep. The more times they return their books, the more chances they will have of winning!

Friday, 15 September 2017

Get Caught Reading Winners 2017

Congratulations to our winners of this Summer's Get Caught Reading competition! There was a total of 92 photos shared of our pupils and staff reading in locations stretching from Cuba, all the way to India! We've seen children reading while hanging upside down; enjoying stories while relaxing in exotic locations; and on a whole host of fantastic inflatables!

The map above shows all the places where children and teachers were caught reading.

As you can image, choosing a winner from each Key Stage, and a runner-up, was quite a challenge! However, after much deliberation we finally reached a decision...

Key Stage One Winner: Leah Sharpe was spotted reading while taking a break in a lorry. 

Key Stage One Runner-Up: Ethan Carruth was discovered sound asleep after an exhausting read the night before.

Key Stage Two Winner: Connor Robinson was spotted reading a story to two Stormtroopers.

Key Stage Two Runner-Up: Caitlin Bowden was caught reading at Dover Castle and with her head in the stocks in Stratford-Upon-Avon!

Well done to everyone who took part. The Get Caught Reading competition will return next Summer.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Harry Potter Course 2017/18

Ten pupils across years 4 and 5 will bring home letters tonight regarding a new Harry Potter course that will run across this academic year.

Group members: Timi-David Adelowo, Eryia Byamugisha, Ramone Holme-Slater, Callie-Rose Barnett, Amelia Hynes, Simran Bashir, Tyler Wager, Fayo Ayodola, Naleli Sibanda and Aaliyah Yasrin.

The pupils in the group will each receive a Hogwarts activity book to complete when they meet on a weekly basis (during the school day). Every six weeks, they will be treated to special showings of the Harry Potter films. They will be given opportunities to read and review the whole series of books and make notes on the films. At the end of each half term the Broadford team will go head-to-head with the team at Mead, who have also been studying in the same way. There will be six rounds in total, each round they will be aiming to win a Hogwarts-themed badge.

As a reward, at the end of the year the pupils who have participated in the course across the Federation will be taken on a trip to the Harry Potter Studio Tour. 


Please see the table below for dates of film viewings and quizzes. Don't forget, all activities will be completed in school hours.

Monday 2 October 2017
Film: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Thursday 19 October 2017
Quiz Round 1: Gryffindor (at Mead)
Monday 13 November 2017
Film: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Thursday 7 December 2017
Quiz Round 2: Ravenclaw (at Mead)
Monday 18 December 2017
Film: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Monday 29 January 2018
Film: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Thursday 8 February 2018
Quiz Round 3: Hufflepuff (at Mead)
Monday 12 March 2018
Film: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Thursday 29 March 2018
Quiz Round 4: Slytherin (at Mead)
Monday 30 April 2018
Film: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Thursday 24 May 2018
Quiz Round 5: Hogwarts’ Houses (at Mead)
Monday 11 June 2018
Film: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Thursday 12 July 2018
Quiz Round 6: Quidditch (at Mead)
Monday 16 July 2018
Film: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

*Harry Potter Studio Tour date to be confirmed.

Year 1 Spinebreakers to Harold Hill Library.

Tonight, the Spinebreakers in year one will bring home letters regarding visits to Harold Hill library. They will visit on a fortnightly basis to borrow, read and review books suitable to their age group and reading ability.

The dates are as follow;

Tuesday 26 September 2017
Pine Spinebreakers: Laura and Ethan
Tuesday 10 October 2017
Mulberry Spinebreakers: Nicole and Iyinope
Tuesday 31 October 2017
Rowan Spinebreakers: Hannah and Archie
(as part of their whole class visit)
Tuesday 14 November 2017
Pine Spinebreakers: Laura and Ethan
Tuesday 28 November 2017
Mulberry Spinebreakers: Nicole and Iyinope
Tuesday 12 December 2017
Rowan Spinebreakers: Hannah and Archie

New Spinebreakers For 2017/18!

Here are our new Spinebreakers for this academic year. They will be working closely with the library to create links with outside agencies and their classes. Across the year they will have the opportunity to purchase new books for the school; help run our termly Book Fair; interview authors and illustrators; take part in story themed trips and create a buzz about competitions, reading challenges and book clubs. Like all the Spinebreakers before them, I'm sure they will do a fantastic job!

Pine: Laura Olatunji and Ethan Carruth
Mulberry: Nicole Alao and Iyinope Ariyibi
Rowan: Hannah Wellings and Archie Baker
Cherry: Aaliyah-Shae Vidol and Freddie Little
Cedar: Katlyn Mukandavire and Blake Maddox
Sequoia: Florence Ayres and Vinnie O'Leary
Hazel: Roxy Smith and Zac Nickson
Ash: Kaitlin Smethurst and Alfie Bloy
Birch: Sofia Raif and Matthew Munjere
Willow: Ranita Ariyibi and Gavin Butler
Maple: Courtney Simpson and Sash Raif
Elm: Weronika Harandi and Ellis Drummond
Redwood: Lillie-Jo Guidotti and Freddie Lewis
Larch: Alisha March and Bradley Joy