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Reading Competition!

Friday, 6 March 2020

Our reading display!

On Friday 6th March during our merit assembly we congratulated the winners of our latest Reading Competition – Reading in Unusual Places.

We had SO many entries and Dr Matusiak-Varley had a wonderful time looking through all of the entries!

Dr Matusiak-Varley found it very difficult to choose the winners as the photos were all so fantastic, but she managed to award first, second and third places.

We have displayed all of the entries in school so they can be enjoyed by everyone!

Celebrating World Book Day

Thursday, 5 March 2020

All dressed up!

On Thursday 5th March we took part in celebrating World Book Day by coming to school dressed as our favourite books, cartoon or story heroes!

The children (and the adults) looked wonderful all dressed up and took part in lots of reading and book activities during the day!

Well done everyone for taking part!

Spelling and Phonic Winners

Monday, 2 March 2020

Spelling winners!

On Friday 28th February the spelling and Phonic winners for last half term were presented with their wining gift vouchers!

Children are given weekly spellings to learn and then tested the week after.  If you get full marks the children are given a raffle ticket to put in the jar and at the end of every half term a winner is drawn!

Well done winners!

Sponsored Pancake Flip

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Year 5 having their go on the assault course!

On Tuesday 25th February the children all took part in a sponsored Pancake Flip to raise money ahead of Lent which starts tomorrow.

All of the children had a great time completing the assault course and flipping their ‘pancakes’!

Well done everyone!

Ready to Read Competition

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Are you ready?

On Thursday 13th February we launched our Ready to Read Competition in school!

The competition is easy to enter and there are three prizes on offer: a £10 gift voucher, £5 gift voucher and some chocolate!

All children have to do to enter is to ask their parents or carers to take a photograph of them reading in an unusual place – the more unusual the better – and the top three most unusual places win a prize!

The closing date to enter is Friday 28th February and we can’t wait to see some fantastic photos!

FairAware School Renewal

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Our FairAware status!

On Tuesday 28th January we successfully renewed our FairAware status!

Receiving the FairAward Status shows that we are aware of the Fairtrade organisation and the work they do to help people all over the world!

In addition to assemblies about Fairtrade and learning in lessons we also run a daily Fairtrade tuck shop which helps us to support and understand the work of the Fairtrade organisation.

Equality Wins!

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Our Equality House Captain!

Big congratulations to everyone who is in Equality!

On Wednesday 18th December we revealed that this terms winning house with the most house points gained since September was Equality!

Well done Equality!

Spelling and Phonic Winners!

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Our winners!

During our merit assembly on Wednesday 18th December we gave out £5 vouchers to the children who had won the spelling raffle for this half term.

Each week the children are given spellings to learn, if in their test they get full marks they are given a raffle ticket to put in the jar.  Each half term a winner is drawn from the spelling jar and the winner receives a voucher!

Well done this half term winners!

Lunchtime Competition Winners!

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Our winners!

On Wednesday 18th December during our morning merit assembly we congratulated the winners from the lunchtime colouring completion.

Children were invited to colour in a Christmas picture and the best one from each class, chosen by Trudy our cook from Bishop Milner, received a chocolate selection box!

Well done winners!

Reading around the world challenge – week 2!

Friday, 15 November 2019

Our latest winners!

On Friday 15th November we presented the second round of our Reading Around the World medals to children who have successfully reaching the first, second, third and even fourth destination on their journey!

Everyone has a special Reading Passport with six journeys to complete!

For every journey there are a number of ‘jumps’ to get to a destination. Children colour each ‘jump’ or spot on their passport for every 10 minutes of reading they complete at home!

When children reach a new destination Year 6 will meet with each child to discuss the book they have been reading and recommend if they will receive a special badge with the flag of the destination on it in assembly!

When children have been around the world they will be presented with a special certificate and a £5 gift voucher!

Everyone gets the chance to go once around the world and complete the challenge once a year… so they have plenty of time to complete the challenge!