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!

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge

This week we received certificates and medals for the Broadford pupils who participated in this year's Summer Reading Challenge at the local library.

A huge well done to...
Year 1: Anish, Aksannan, Ehan and Shivangi (who completed the challenge not once, but twice!)
Year 2: Emily, Iniya, Ifeoluwa, Kezia and Shajia
Year 3: Matilda, Kanishka, Peter, Ellie, Grace and Malachi
Year 4: Jessica, Florence and Ruben
Year 5: Fallon, Maisie, Deborah and James
Year 6: Gavin

Breakfast Club: Join Us For Hot Chocolates!

With the cold mornings setting in, we will be serving up some tasty Hot Chocolates on Thursday 1st November during Breakfast Club. These warming treats will cost just 60p to purchase. There will be a variety of toppings to add - squirty cream, Maltesers, marshmallows, sprinkles and chocolate chips!

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Doors open from 7.45am. Hope to see you there!

Harry Potter Quiz 1 - Gryffindor Round

The pupils participating in this year's Harry Potter Course visited Mead yesterday to work with their team mates to compete in the first of six quizzes. This quiz focused on the first Harry Potter film/story - The Philosopher's Stone. Pupils were set five mini challenges across the afternoon. They were tested on their ability to identify and correctly name the characters; complete character puzzles in a set time; match vocabulary to the correct meaning; answer multiple choice questions; and organise images from the film into the order in which they appeared. The pupils were rewarded points for each round - these points were then collected in once all challenges had been completed.

The pupils were organised into house teams when they were selected for the course back in the Summer term...

Gryffindor: Arya, Joshua, Jessica, Jamie, Louis and Jacob
Ravenclaw: Bayleigh, Zac, Deborah, Amanda, Charlie and Lily
Hufflepuff: Amandeep, Paige, Gracee-May, Aminata, Ellie and Taruni
Slytherin: Emily, Alex, Sabeer, Maliha, Charlotte and Reinaldas

The scores for the first round are as follows...

Gryffindor: 73 points
Ravenclaw: 68 points
Hufflepuff: 61 points
Slytherin: 51 points

Well done to Gryffindor House! Each member was awarded with a Gryffindor badge. The next round will take place on Wednesday 12th December, pupils will be competing for the Ravenclaw badge!

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Year 4 - Mary Poppins!

Since returning to school in September, our year 4 pupils have been working alongside Brookside and Mead to study the story of Mary Poppins. To kick off their project, they watched the original film.

This half-term they have been taking part in creative sessions - making carousels, kites and bookmarks with quotes!

Book Fair - Autumn Term Raffle Winner

Thank you to each and everyone of you who visited this term's Book Fair. By making a purchase, you have helped raise more than £350 to spend on new books for our school library!

If you visited the fair over the three nights it ran, you would have seen the hamper of book treats up for grabs. Each person who made a purchase at the fair was entered into our raffle.
We can announce that the lucky winner is...

Kyla from Birch Class!

Thank you to our year 6 Spinebreakers who helped run the fair, we are very grateful for the time and effort you put in!

Monday, 15 October 2018

Last Night To Visit The Book Fair!

Today is your last chance to visit the Book Fair. The Spinebreakers will be set-up and ready to serve you from 3pm in the hall. Don't forget, each pupil who makes a purchase at the fair will be entered into our raffle to win a hamper of prizes!

Hope to see you there!

Friday, 12 October 2018

Year 1 Spinebreakers - Peter Rabbit Book Club

Our Year 1 Spinebreakers have continued reading the stories created by Beatrix Potter. This week they shared 'The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies'. They heard how Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail bravely entered Mr McGregor's garden to help themselves to some overgrown lettuces. Luckily, the bunnies were able to escape a large sack that Mr McGregor had stuffed them into!

The children then wrote about the bunnies - Ellie-Mae described them as being brown bunnies who enjoy picking, and eating, blackberries. Kyla wrote about their brother, Peter, who was a little bit naughty at times by not listening to his mother's instructions!

Next week, they will begin reading 'The Tale of Mr Tod'.

Click on Peter Rabbit below and take a look at Beatrix Potter's website. Here you will find lots of games, stories, author information and printable activities...

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Second Night Of The Book Fair...

The Book Fair will be based in the hall from 3pm today.
Don't forget to bring your National Book Tokens!

Each pupil who makes a purchase at the fair will be entered into our Autumn Raffle - the winner will receive this hamper of book delights!

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Visit The Book Fair After School!

Don't forget to come along to the Book Fair after school today. We have a huge selection of books to offer - we're sure there's something for everyone! 

If you make a purchase over the three nights that the Book Fair is on, you will be entered into the Autumn Raffle. One lucky winner will be selected at random on Tuesday 16th October and will be the lucky winner of this book-tastic prize!

Friday, 5 October 2018

Year 6 Spinebreakers Visit Waterstones!

Our year 6 Spinebreakers were the first to visit Waterstones to purchase a selection of new books for the school library.

Aimee picked up a copy of David Walliams', Mrs Stink, along with Emma Carroll's, 'The Girl Who Walked on Air'.

'The Boy at the Back of the Class' appealed to Joshua - he is keen to find out more about this character. His second choice was 'The House with Chicken Legs' - this one Joshua is currently reading, so we look forward to hearing more about it!

Ananya chose three stories-in-one in a copy of Malory Towers by Enid Blyton. She was also eager to pick up Alisha Dixon's second book in her series of the Lightning Girl. 

Nikola went for, 'There's a Yeti in the Playground', and 'The Hundred and One Dalmatians'.

Ashlee, our newly appointed Spinebreaker, picked Jacqueline Wilson's latest books, My Mum Tracy Beaker - Ashlee has a copy of this book at home and assures me it's a good read! Her second book was C. S. Lewis', The Chronicles of Narnia.

The Spinebreakers have taken home one of each of their books to read over the next week or so, once they have finished they will return them for all to borrow.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

The Autumn Book Fair Is On Its Way!

The Book Fair will be after school on Thursday 11th, Friday 12th and Monday 15th October in the hall. We will be giving away free stationery to the winners of our 'Golden Conker' lucky dip, and, every pupil who purchases a book will be entered into a raffle where they could win a hamper of book-delights! 

Hope to see you all there!

Year 1 Spinebreakers - Peter Rabbit Book Club!

This term our Year 1 Spinebreakers are taking on the role of being Peter Rabbit Book Club members! They will visit the library every Friday to share stories by Beatrix Potter and complete Peter Rabbit-themed puzzles, activities and book reviews. During the month of December they will be joined by the Spinebreakers at Mead where they will watch a special viewing of the recently released film!

Last week, the Spinebreakers met for the first time. They thoroughly enjoyed The Tale of Peter Rabbit and successfully identified the main characters in the story!

Year 2 Spinebreakers - Book Reviews Of The Fortnight!

Our Year 2 Spinebreakers are responsible for making links with the local library - Harold Hill. Once a fortnight they visit the library to select books to share back at school. Once the stories have been read, they pick their favourite and write a short review - highlighting who the main characters are, where the story is set and their favourite parts.

Abdulmalik, Victoria and Srinika were the first to visit the library, and chose the following following books:

This week the Spinebreakers reviewed 'Worst In Show', the tale of a little boy who enters his monster into a monster-competition. It turns out that a non-warty, parasite-free monster isn't very monster-like at all!

Both Lucas and Kyriq'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! 

Amelia, Kyriq and Victoria will be off to Hilldene tomorrow to see what else Harold Hill Library has to offer!