Monday, 31 December 2018

12 Days Of Christmas Stories - The Stink Before Christmas

On the 8th day of Christmas RAMONE brought to us...
The Stink Before Christmas!

Sunday, 30 December 2018

12 Days Of Christmas Stories - Is It Christmas Yet?

On the 7th day of Christmas LUCAS brought to us...
Is It Christmas Yet?!

Saturday, 29 December 2018

12 Days Of Christmas Stories - Father Christmas Needs A Wee!

On the 6th day of Christmas ALFIE brought to us...
Father Christmas Needs A Wee!

Friday, 28 December 2018

12 Days Of Christmas Stories - Norman The Slug Who Saved Christmas

On the 5th day of Christmas RANITA brought to us...
Norman the Slug Who Saved Christmas!

Thursday, 27 December 2018

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

12 Days Of Christmas Stories - Dinosaurs Go Christmas Shopping

On the 3rd day of Christmas FINLEY brought to us...
Dinosaurs Go Christmas Shopping!

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

12 Days Of Christmas Stories - I've Seen Santa!

On the 2nd day of Christmas KATLYN brought to us...
I've Seen Santa!


Monday, 24 December 2018

12 Days Of Christmas Stories - Kipper's Christmas Eve

Just one more sleep until CHRISTMAS DAY! To celebrate the festive season, follow the Library blog over the next 12 days to hear our wonderful Broadford pupils share seasonal tales.

On the 1st day of Christmas PAIGE brought to us...
Kipper's Christmas Eve!

Don't forget to leave a carrot out for Rudolph!

Friday, 14 December 2018

Year 1 Spinebreakers - Peter Rabbit Book Club

This term our Year 1 Spinebreakers have been reading about Peter Rabbit and all of his adventures. As an end of term reward, they were joined by the Year 1 Spinebreakers from Mead for a special viewing of the newly released Peter Rabbit movie.

Monday, 10 December 2018

12 Days Of Christmas Stories Are Coming!

From Monday 24th December, right through to Friday 4th January, pupils from Broadford will be bringing you wonderfully festive stories to share at home. Videos will go live on the blog each day from 6pm - just in time for you to hear at bedtime!

A special thank you to Ramone, Ranita, Finley, Paige, Tyler, Alfie, James, Keira, Ruben, Katlyn, Moyin and Lucas for all reading so beautifully!


Thursday, 6 December 2018

Story Book Advent In The Library!

This week we were surprised to find boxes full of presents in the library!
 We delved deep into the boxes to find, not one, but more than 40 packages wrapped in festive paper!

Tia ripped open one of the presents to find our first story for the month of December - Winnie and Wilbur Meet Santa! The children remembered reading about Winnie before and were excited to see what adventures she got up to this time.

Our second story was opened by Ellie-Mae. This time we read The Best Christmas Present Ever!

Daniel and Aimen were the lucky ones from Rowan Class to choose - they unwrapped Merry Christmas, Hugless Douglas and The Stinky Sprouts in a Rather Smelly Christmas Tale!

We can't wait to see what books we'll unwrap next week!

Autumn Term PRL Winners 2018!

A huge well done to our Super Readers - James, John, Harry, Leah, Katlyn, Nicole, Laura and Mrs Chance. Together they earned more than 900 points!

To celebrate their success, they were rewarded with a trip to watch The Grinch at the cinema, followed by lunch in McDonalds.

The Premier Reading League will return in January.

Monday, 3 December 2018

Abie Longstaff Visits Broadford!

Pupils in Key Stage One had the pleasure of Abie Longstaff visiting them last week! Abie shared her love of reading, explaining to the children how she comes up with the ideas for her stories and what inspires her to write.

Abie spent some time with our younger Spinebreakers in the library. They asked her questions about her work...

Year 5 Spinebreakers Visit Waterstones!

Last week, our Year 5 Spinebreakers took their annual trip to Waterstones in Romford. They spent some time browsing the thousands of books Waterstones has to offer.

They chose two new books for our school library and enjoyed hot chocolates and festive cakes in Costa.

Alex picked up a copy of Jeff Kinney's latest release in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series - The Meltdown. Being a Harry Potter fan, he was eager to get his hands on J.K. Rowling's Chamber of Secrets.

The Person Controller by David Baddiel and Dav Pilkey's Dog Man were the two books Joshua was drawn to.

Esther was blown away by the amount of books to choose from, but in the end she picked out Nevermoor, The Trials of Morrigan Crow and Olivia and the Snowflake.

Maisie is in the Christmas spirit! She chose a copy of The Grinch, The Story of the Movie, and Jacqueline Wilson's The Lottie Project.

The new books are now available to borrow, please see Mrs McFarlane in the library.

Friday, 16 November 2018

Sneak Peak - 12 Days Of Christmas Stories!

Yes, it may be November, but our pupils have been getting into the Christmas spirit in the library! 12 pupils from across the school have been recorded sharing some VERY festive stories! Their videos will go live on the Library blog across 12 days during the month of December. A special thank you to all the pupils involved. We hope you look forward to watching them!

Abie Longstaff Is Coming To Broadford!

Author of the Fairytale Hairdresser series, Abie Longstaff, will be visiting Broadford next Thursday (22nd November). Abie will be working with the pupils in years 1 and 2 - sharing her passion for writing and helping them to develop story telling skills.

Please be aware, there will be the opportunity for pupils to purchase copies of Abie's book, which can be signed by Abie on the day. If you would like to buy a book, please send in your money in a named envelope. Books will be available to purchase on the day of her visit during school time.

Please see below for book prices:

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

KS1 Returning Books Raffle - Autumn Winners

Congratulations to Nicholas, Danny, Noah and Hussam!
Their names were picked from our Returning Books Raffle. They were invited along to the library to tell Mrs McFarlane the type of book which they would like to receive as a prize.

A ticket is popped into our raffle box for each book that you return to the library. The more times you remember your book, the more chance you'll have of winning!

The next lot of lucky winners will be chosen at random on  Monday 10th December - Good Luck!

Friday, 9 November 2018

WW1 - Read All About It!

The display in the library includes the names of the 26 brave soldiers from Harold Wood who lost their lives during WW1.

This weekend we remember those who fought in the First World War, celebrating their lives 100 years on. In the library we have a selection of books - both fiction and non-fiction - that teach us about the war and what life was like for the brave soldiers who were called upon to fight for our country. Please take a look during your next visit.

Earn Your WW1 Medal!
Read one of our First World War books and receive a special WW1 certificate!

Want to know more about the First World War?

Click on the soldiers above to visit the BBC website and find out more about joining the army in 1914 and what the soldier's lives were like.

Year 2 Spinebreakers - Book Reviews Of The Fortnight!

Srinika, Lucas and Amelia visited Harold Hill Library recently, and chose some great titles to read back at school...

This week we shared the stories they had borrowed and began writing book reviews for about our favourite tales.

Abdulmalik chose to give his thoughts on Captain Finn and the Dinosaurs, Smuggler's Bay. He is familiar with the main characters, and was keen to see what adventures they got up to!

Victoria enjoyed hearing about Mr Panda - the story which follows his bedtime routine.
Both reviews have been displayed on our 'We Love Reading' board in the library. Please take a look next time you visit.

Check Out Our New Games!

We recently made an order for a variety of new games for the pupils who attend Breakfast Club. The children have enjoyed testing them out over the last week...

All the games have been set up so they are ready to be played with!

We Enjoyed Tasty Hot Chocolates!

Pupils in Breakfast Club warmed themselves up with some delicious hot chocolates, topped with lashings of cream, sprinkles and marshmallows...

Friday, 19 October 2018

Year 1 Spinebreakers - Peter Rabbit Book Club

The Spinebreakers have been very busy the last few weeks learning all about Beatrix Potter's famous characters. Today, the children tested one another on their knowledge of the stories. Check out our Youtube clip to see what they asked one another...

At the end of today's session they began hearing about Mr Tod and Tommy Brock, they will continue the story when we return after the break.

Year 2 Spinebreakers - Book Reviews Of The Fortnight!

Victoria, Kyriq and Amelia are the latest Spinebreakers to have visited Harold Hill Library. They were set with the task of choosing some books to read back at school that we haven't heard before.
Take a look at their choices here...

On returning to school, the Spinebreakers got to work - sharing their stories and writing book reviews. They chose to review Richard Byrne's book, The Case of the Red-Bottomed Robber. This book is quite a new release. It tells the story of a group of crayon classmates who keep having their drawings rubbed out. With the help of Sergeant Blue, their discover who the culprit is.

Both Srinika's and Amelia's reviews have been displayed on our 'We Are Reading' wall. The display changes fortnightly to show the books the Spinebreakers have borrowed - so keep an eye out next time you visit!