Monday, 19 July 2021

Summer Reading Challenges 2021!

 Hopefully you have had the chance to sign up to the national reading challenge at your local libraries. This year's theme is 'Wild World Heroes', it aims to encourage us to look after our planet and the animals we share it with.

By now you should have received a school summer challenge/tracker and a leaflet about this year's Get Caught Reading Challenge. Here's a little extra information for you all...

Summer Challenge Trackers

Our trackers are bursting with ideas and ways of keeping you reading during our break away from school. There are extra tasks like, redesigning a front cover for your favourite book, creating a quiz based on a story you have read, and researching an author - just to name a few! The challenge sheet also features a bucket list - how many will you tick off?

Make sure you hand your completed trackers in when you return to school in September for a special certificate!

Get Caught Reading!

Like previous years we would love to see you reading during the summer break, whether it be at home or far away. Pictures can be sent in via our Facebook and Instagram pages. A library Instagram page has been set up for you to view all photos so please head over there to give us a follow.

@broadfordlibrary 

We will choose one winner from each key stage and one runner-up. These lucky few will be rewarded with National Book Tokens. All entries need to be in by Friday 10th September. Winners will be announced on Friday 17th September 2021. 


Facebook Questions

We will share a reading-themed question with you every Friday during the holidays over on our Facebook page. Simply leave your answers in the comments section and one person (with the correct answer) will be chosen at random to win a goodie bag of book treats! The lucky winners will be announced on Mondays. Prizes will be sent home during the first week back in September.

We think that will keep you busy this summer! Make sure you enjoy the outdoors and make lots of memories with your families and friends!

Thursday, 10 June 2021

Summer Reading Challenge 2021 - Wild World Heroes

This week we heard from Viv, the librarian from Havering Libraries. She told us all about the upcoming Summer Reading Challenge. The challenge will begin on 10th July and will run until 4th September. This year's theme is 'Wild World Heroes', and encourages us to look after our planet and the animals that we share it with. 


To take part, simply pop down to your local library from the 10th July and pick up a starter pack. The pack contains a bookmark, pencil, a folder to log your reading and stickers for your adult at home to reward you with as you read. 

You only need to read six books across the eight weeks. You will need to complete a book review for each book you read. There are plenty of games and challenges to be found on the official summer challenge website. Once you have completed your challenge, hand it in at your local library. When we return to school in September all pupils who have completed the challenge will be rewarded with a certificate and medal in assembly.

Next week you'll receive a special challenge invitation with more information.

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Broomsticks, Wands And Fairy Dust At The Ready. Dress-Up Day Is Tomorrow!

 We look forward to opening our doors tomorrow to wizards, ogres, trolls, fairies and many more magical beasts as we continue to celebrate National Share a Story Month.

If you haven't yet made or bought something to wear, then why not create a mask, or some fabulous fairy wings and a wand? 

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Dress-Up Day For National Share A Story Month

As you know, we have been celebrating all things magical for National Share a Story Month. So far we have created mythical beasts and taken over the school's Instagram page. We are thoroughly enjoying the myths and magical stories we are reading in class.


A postponed dress up for World Book Day is planned for Wednesday 19th May 2021.
As you will remember school was closed on World Book Day - a day we look forward to celebrating every year. To make the most of National Share a Story Month we thought there'd be nothing more exciting than dressing up as our favourite characters. Try sticking with the theme of 'Myths, Magic and Mayhem'. Here are some suggestions for you: unicorns, dragons, witches, wizards, Gruffalos, trolls, ogres, mermaids, fairies, goblins and monsters - just to name a few!

Please don't feel like you outfit has to be shop-bought. We know how creative our Broadford pupils are so why not create some wonderful masks and props at home?

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

National Share A Story Month - Myths, Magic And Mayhem!


 For the month of May, we'll be celebrating all things magical in celebration of National Share a Story Month. Each week a task will be set surrounding the theme of 'Myths, Magic and Mayhem'. Take a look below at the activities we have planned for the month ahead.


We have kick-started our first week with the task of creating mythical beasts. Pupils will be given time to complete the activity during Well-Being Wednesday.


Instagram Takeover - Wednesday 12th May 2021!
Head over to our Instagram page to see what magical tales we have been reading throughout the school. Listen to our mini book reviews and see the beautiful artwork we have created.


A postponed dress up for World Book Day - Wednesday 19th May 2021.
As you will remember school was closed on World Book Day - a day we look forward to celebrating every year. To make the most of National Share a Story Month we thought there'd be nothing more exciting than dressing up as our favourite characters. Try sticking with the theme of 'Myths, Magic and Mayhem'. Here are suggestions for you: unicorns, dragons, witches, wizards, Gruffalos, trolls, ogres, mermaids, fairies, goblins and monsters - just to name a few!

Please don't feel like you outfit has to be shop-bought. We know how creative our Broadford pupils are so why not use the time during Well-Being Wednesday to produce masks and props?


Magical Library transformations! Across the month each class will be working on revamping their classroom libraries into magical masterpieces! Featuring book reviews, artwork and a selection of marvellous stories. We will share our makeovers on our Instagram page.

We hope you are as excited as we are! We can't wait to see the wonderful work you produce and hear all about the fantastic stories you read.

Miss Young and Mrs McFarlane

Thursday, 24 December 2020

Merry Christmas Eve - Listen To A Christmas Story, Or Twelve!

Answers from yesterday's challenge:

1. b-Scrooge   2. a-The Polar Express Conductor   3. b-Pig the Pug   4. c- Easter Bunny   5. d-Christmas Pudding

As you settle down this evening and get ready for Father Christmas's arrival, why not listen to one of our favourite Christmas tales from our 12 Days of Christmas Stories? Click on the image of the book you would like to listen to from the selection below.


Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Day 12 - Twelve Days Of Christmas Challenges

 Answers from yesterday's challenge:

1. b-Grinch's heart triples in size and he joins the Whos for Christmas dinner.    2. d-Father Christmas helps Stick Man return home to his family.    3. a-Kevin is reunited with his mum on Christmas morning.    4. c-Arthur shows he truly cares about the feelings of others and follows in his father's footsteps to become Father Christmas.    5. d-Buddy, along with Jovie and their daughter Susie return to the North Pole to visit Papa Elf.

Now on to the final challenge!

Can you spot the odd one out? Make a note of your answers and check back to see how many you answered correctly.


1. One of these characters doesn't like Christmas, do you know who it is?

a. Christmasaurus    b. Scrooge    c. Jack Frost    d.Rudolph




2. Who doesn't help to make sure presents are delivered on time?

a. The Polar Express Conductor   b. The Winter Witch   c. Santa   d. Reindeer


3. Who is most likely to be on the naughty list?

a. Kipper   b. Pig the Pug   c. Cindy-Lou   d. Danny (from The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas)



4. Who doesn't live at the North Pole?

a. Mrs Claus   b. Elves   c. Easter Bunny   d. Dasher


5. What wasn't left out for Santa on the night he needed a wee?

a. Milkshakes   b. Milk   c. Stew   d. Christmas Pudding