Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Final Night For The Book Fair - One Carrot Found!

The Book Fair will return after school for its final night. The Spinebreakers have been working extremely hard to promote the books, before and during the sale. 

As you may already be aware, we are giving away a blind bag to each pupil who purchases a book. If they find a carrot in their bag they win 12.50 to spend at the fair.
We would like to congratulate Jessica Butler who is our first lucky winner! That means there is still one remaining carrot to be found!

Monday, 26 March 2018

Premier Reading League Spring Term Winners!

Congratulations to the Busy Readers who have worked incredibly hard over the last term to successfully rank first place in the Premier Reading League! They ended the competition on Thursday with a total of 967 points - VERY impressive!

The Busy Readers are made up of team members, Ramone Holme-Slater, Emily Claydon, Adebare Olugbodi, Diya Patel, Jameel Ore, Louie Athey and team mascot, Miss Hubbard.

As a reward for their reading efforts, they have chosen to visit the Namco Funscape centre in Romford for a couple of games of Bowling, followed by a lunch of waffles and ice cream at Kaspa's Dessert.

Well done to all those pupils and teaching staff who took part. The Premier Reading League will return after the Easter break.

Visit The Book Fair After School Tonight!

The Spinebreakers will be hosting the second night of the Book Fair after school today. They will be based in the hall from 3pm. As mentioned on Friday, each pupil who purchases a book will receive a bag, if they find a carrot in their bag they will be the lucky winner of 12.50 to spend at the fair. Neither of the carrots have been found yet, so you are still in with a chance of winning! 

Our Book-Blogging Bunnies will be handing out treats to all who visit.

Don't forget to bring your National Book Tokens and World Book Day Tokens!

We would be grateful for your change!
We found there was a bit of a delay on Friday with regards to giving change. As we are a cashless system in school it can be quite difficult to gather enough change for such events like the Book Fair. With this in mind, we politely ask that you use coins if you can. Thank you! 

Friday, 23 March 2018

Book Fair After School Tonight!

Don't forget to visit the Book Fair after school. We will be based in Rowan class from 3pm until 3.30pm. The Spinebreakers will be on hand to help you choose from the wide selection of books and stationery on offer.

We have recruited two little Book Blogging bunnies who will be handing out treats to all visitors.

Like previous Book Fairs, there will be opportunities to win vouchers to spend at the fair. With Easter quickly approaching, and to celebrate the newly-released Peter Rabbit film, we are giving away sealed bags with each purchase. Within the bags are two of Peter's delicious carrots, if you are lucky enough to find one you'll receive 12 pound 50 to spend at the fair!!

Reminder: you CAN use the book vouchers received on World Book Day AND the National Book Token children have received for reading a set amount of books or for being Best Dressed on World Book Day! I know many of you have saved your tokens so this is the perfect time to spend them!

Take a look at what's to come...

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Scholastics Book Fair Returns This Friday!

Our Spinebreakers will be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair after school on Friday 23rd, Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th March.

Don't forget to bring along your book tokens and World Book Day vouchers!

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Year 3 Spinebreakers Visit Waterstones

The Spinebreakers from Sequoia and Hazel took a trip into Romford for one of our half-termly visits to Waterstones. Like Spinebreakers before them, their task was to purchase new books for our school library.

After spending some time searching the shelves in the children's area, they each selected two books they thought would be perfect for, not only them, but their friends to read too. 

Zac is a fan of Roald Dahl, so decided to add The Enormous Crocodile and The BFG to our growing collection.

Florence was pleased to see a story with a character who has the same name as her, Florence the Friendship Fairy. She was also drawn to the pretty cover of her second choice, Isadora Moon Goes to the Fair.

Like Zac, Vinnie went for two books by Roald Dahl, this time it was Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - excellent choices!

Roxy narrowed her choices down to two books that she thought her and her friends would enjoy reading. She picked Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords, and A Kitten Called Tiger.

After all the hard work they put in to buying new books, the Spinebreakers were treated to hot chocolates, marshmallows and Cornflake nests in Costa.

The Spinebreakers have taken away some of the books to read first, but there is also a selection available to borrow from the library - they can be found in the 'new books' section.

Monday, 12 March 2018

World Book Day: Theo Dressed As A Unicorn

Theo joined in the World Book Day celebrations by joining us on Friday dressed as a unicorn! Theo visits Broadford three times a week to hear children from across the school read.

World Book Day: Super Quote Searching

To celebrate World Book Day pupils were set the task of searching for quotes worn by staff across the school. They worked independently and in small groups to search for quotes from famous children's books. Here are just a few...

'Even the smallest one can change the world', Peter Rabbit

'If we're kind and polite, the world will be right', Paddington

'If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will look lovely', The Twits

'I'd rather be happy and odd, than miserable and ordinary', Goodnight Mister Tom

Well done to Alex Kopiec, Amelie Gallagher, Srinika Manickavasagum, Kaitlin Smethhurst, Ethan Himuyandi, Arya Shah, Fayo Ayodola, Ella Hemsworth, Ife Ogochukw-Ijehor, Inyia Boothiraj, Amelia Barnett, Siena Cornish, Sonia Lewis, Isabelle Munford, Simran Bashir, Diya Patel, Armani Peek, Yasmin Satti, Ranita Ariyibi, Yemi Adedipe, Connor Borrell and Caitlin Bowden for completing the search.

If you have a completed sheet, don't forget to hand it in at the library in order to receive your certificate!

World Book Day: Best Dressed 2018

We saw some amazing costumes on Friday in celebration of World Book Day. Here are the children who were voted best dressed for each class.

PM Nursery: Dominic Jordan made an excellent Umpa-Lumpa!

Nursery AM and Reception: We have Mackenzie Hanmore as Harry Potter, Thea-Rose Little as Cruella De Vil, Janiya Cousins as Repunzel and Lexie-Mae Dixon as an Umpa-Lumpa.

Year 1 and 2: Ellie Chalmer remained in character all day as the devious Cruella De Vil, we have Tyler Kelly as the Wizard of Oz's Scarecrow, Blake made a superb Gadabout the Great, Ella Hemsworth was Gangsta Granny and Amelia Davis shuffled along in her slim-fitting skirt as Nanny McPhee.

Year 3: Tommy Cressey added his Granddad's medal to his costume, making him a spectular Grandpa from David Walliams' Grandpa's Great Escape. Sabeer Rahman came dressed as Willy Wonka. 

Year 4 and 6: Some mean looking characters here! Ethan Gibbs was the Joker, sitting alongside Khaira Hascar as the Big Bad Wolf. We have a very angelic looking Sofia Raif as Mary Poppins. Arhaan Kaushal was the Lord of the Ring's Sauron - very impressive!

Year 5: Trinity Hawkes was the Mad-Hatter for the day, Armani Peek was the Demon Dentist and Leo Whiten was the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland.

Well done to all those who won, they each received a book token and certificate for their efforts.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

WBD 2018 - Usborne Books For Sale Tomorrow!

As part of our World Book Day celebrations we will be holding a special Usborne Book Sale throughout the school day. Children will be invited to the library in their classes to buy from a range of fiction and non-fiction books.

As this is a one-day event we will have very limited stock, but books can still be ordered (payment will be needed when ordering). Any ordered books will be delivered to the school within the following week. Any placed orders will be go towards earning free books for our school.

Tonight your child will come home with an order form and a few sheets of suitable books for their age group. You can place an order this way if you wish. Any orders will need to be handed in tomorrow during their visit. Please send any orders and money in in a named envelope.

A special thank you to Florence Ayres and her mum, Katharine, for supplying the books for tomorrow event!