Monday, 30 July 2018

Summer Holidays 2018: Name That Book!

Use the clues beneath each blurred image to work out what book is being described.
Once done you can check your answers at the bottom of this post. Good luck!

1. Barry Bennett blames his boring and tiring life solely on his parents. Barry learns that there is a world not far away where you can choose your parents - to Barry, this seems like a dream come true, but things are not all that they seem.

2. This is the first novel from bestselling author David Walliams. The main character is slightly different - a small clue to that difference is in the title.

3. The search is on to find one of five tickets hidden within packets of the nation's favourite treat. The lucky winners will receive a once in a lifetime opportunity to take a tour of Willy Wonker's famous factory.

4. Harry enters his fifth year at Hogwarts. You are beckoned to see the darker side of the wizarding world. Enter the Department of Mysteries, see what lies in Dumbledore's most hidden memories and prepare to face the enemy within.

5. Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction created by this heavy giant. They set a track, but he cannot be held down for long. When a terrible monster from outer space threatens to lay waste to the planet, it is only the giant who can save the world.

1. The Parent Agency, 2. The Boy In The Dress, 3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 5. The Iron Man

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Get Caught Reading - Ashlee

Ashlee is the very first pupil to be caught reading this summer!
Ashlee had her head stuck in a book whilst soaking up the sun on Canvey Island beach.

Don’t forget to send your photos to our Facebook page - we look forward to seeing who will be next!

Summer Holidays 2018: Tom Gates Quiz

Test your knowledge of Tom Gates by clicking on the image below.

Monday, 23 July 2018

Summer Holidays 2018: Name That Book!

Use the clues beneath each blurred image to work out what book is being described.
Once done you can check your answers at the bottom of this post. Good luck!

Africa's five ugliest animals, the warthog, wildebeest, hyena, marabou stork and vulture, swagger proudly across the Savannah. Rejoicing in their ugliness and delighting their babies, who think they are perfect just the way they are!

Stripy dog Dylan returns for this third picture book in the series. This time he wants to play schools, but he soon finds out that being a teacher isn't as easy as it looks!

This sweet little character receives his very first party invitation in the post. Excited, but a little nervous, he makes his way into town to pick the perfect party outfit. The day of the party arrives and he is feeling anxious as he rings the doorbell, but he soon gets into the party spirit, until the dreaded moment comes when the singing starts... 

King Cupcake is captured by hungry aliens! Princess Spaghetti sets out to rescue her dad, but only when tempting the aliens with tastier treats will they let her father go.

Frog is fed up with being sat on by dog, so he changes the rules - from now on dogs sit on logs, cats sit on gnats (ouch), cheetahs sit on pizzas and elephants sit on smelly pants!

1. The Ugly Five, 2. Dylan the Teacher, 3. Cake, 4. You Can't Eat A Princess, 5. Oi, Dog

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Summer Holidays' Reading Challenges

Don't stop reading this summer!!

As well as our Get Caught Reading challenge, you can also complete the Summer Holidays' Reading Tracker that you were given today. This contains a variety of reading activities including, a summer reading bucket list, research ideas and a log for recording all of the summer stories you read.

If you complete your tracker don't forget to hand it in when we return to school in September.

Summer Term PRL Winners Day Out!

The reading champions of the Summer Term's Premier Reading League celebrated their win yesterday at Kidspace and Kaspas! Great fun was had by all!

If you would like the chance to choose a fun day out, simply create a team in September for the next reading league.

Fresh Start Pupils Visit The Pink Parachute Pottery Cafe

Our Fresh Start pupils were reward with a trip to The Pink Parachute Pottery Café in Hornchurch for their creative work surrounding the story of Victor Frankenstein's Creature. The pupils chose a plain piece of pottery which they decorated in their choice of colours and designs. Look at their amazing pieces...

Get Caught Reading 2018!

Get Caught Reading returns for the Summer Holidays!!

Make sure you share your photos of yourselves reading in unusually interesting locations! Simply share your photos through our Facebook and Twitter accounts, or email them to the school office. The photos will be judged when we return to school in September, and the best entries will receive book tokens to the value of 5 and 10 pounds.

Take a look at some of our entries from previous years...

New Spinebreakers 2018/19

Exciting News!
Our new Spinebreakers for 2018/19 are...

They will be our link between the classrooms and library - interviewing authors and illustrators; purchasing new books; working with the local library, and promoting reading challenges and competitions. 

Monday, 9 July 2018

Harry Potter Studio Tour

The pupils who have taken part in this year's Harry Potter course visited Warner Bros. Studios on Thursday. Take a look at the photos to see what they got up to...

Monday, 2 July 2018

Join Us After School For The Last Night Of The Book Fair!

Come along and visit the book fair tonight. We will be based outside the door where children exit at the end of the school day.

All books are on offer - 3 for the price of 2!
Don't forget to bring your National Book Tokens.

Summer Term Book Fair

Our wonderful Book Fair helpers held a Summer-themed fair last week. They enticed customers in with delicious marshmallow cones and the chance of winning vouchers to spend on books.
Altogether they raised more than 80 pounds to spend on books for our library!