Design a Picture

Friday, 12 December 2014

If you would like to enter the competition you need to hurry the closing date is Monday 15th December, just 4 days time!!
  • Your picture needs to be A4 size and about why you like reading.
  • Try to make it as colourful and eye-catching as you can.
  • Remember to write your name and class on the back.
  • Hand them to me on Monday.
Certificates will be given to all artists next week.

Design a Picture

Friday, 21 November 2014

A new competition is being launched from Monday 24th November.
The title is 'Why I Like Reading.'

Competition Details
  • Children need to draw or paint a picture on an A4 sheet of paper. Try to make it as colourful and eye-catching as possible showing a reason why you like to read. Let your imagination run wild!!
  •  The competition is open to both infant and junior age children.
  •  All entries need to be handed to your teacher.
  •  Closing date is Monday 15th December.
  •  Remember to write your name, age and class on the back.
What can you win?
  • All entrants will receive a certificate for their picture.
  • Pictures will be entered for a national competition.
  • If your picture is chosen as the winner of the national competition, the school will receive an amazing giant mosaic all made from LEGO bricks. That would be fantastic.

War Story Reading Challenge is Over

Monday, 17 November 2014

Thank you to all the children who have taken part in the war story challenge, it is now over. I hope that you have taken the opportunity to read something different and enjoyed the stories. Your thoughts about the stories were written on poppies and displayed in the Library they looked fantastic. All children who completed the challenge, by reading three war stories, have received their 'victory medals' in assembly. Look out for a new competition coming soon.


War Story Reading Challenge

Monday, 10 November 2014

Well done to the first group of children who have completed reading the war story challenge. The victory medals were presented in celebration assembly on Friday morning.

 There are many children who have started the challenge and have read at least one war story hopefully they will complete it. They have written their thoughts about the stories on a poppy. A display has been arranged in the Library please take a look if you have a spare moment.

Michael Morpurgo

Monday, 3 November 2014

Michael Morpurgo

Our author of the term is Michael Morpurgo. He has written numerous books for children. Probably his most well known book is Warhorse which has been made into a film as well as a west end show. He writes beautiful stories about a passion of his, animals.

Top Facts about Michael
  1. He was born in St Albans in 1943.
  2. He is married and has three children.
  3. He was a primary school teacher.
  4. His favourite authors are Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling and Ted Hughes.
  5. Private Peacful was his 100th book he had written. His first was It Never Rained.
  6. With his wife he established Farms for City Children which give children from inner cities the chance to visit and work on a farm.
There are many Michael Morpurgo books for you to borrow from the Library come and have a look at the selection. Titles include:
Running Wild
Little Manfred
Born to Run
An Elephant in the Garden
 Why not go to Michael's website there are loads of fun things to do
such as quizzes, word searches and activities.

New Books

Thursday, 23 October 2014

There are new series collections now available for you to borrow.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Greg Heffley is just your average American schoolboy, but he seems to have a habit of getting into the most awkward situations - and his highly dysfunctional family do not help matters! Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has proven very popular and managed to entice many reluctant readers since the release of the first book in 2007, winning a host of awards along the way too. There are six  cartoon-format novels. Laugh-out-loud funny, these books will appeal to boys and girls.

Dinosaur Cove.
 This collection follows the adventures of two boys, Jamie and Tom, who discover a secret entrance to a prehistoric world where dinosaurs roam. In these books Jamie and Tom are off in the Cretaceous period facing a different creature and battling new challenges during nail biting adventures in the world of dinosaurs. Each book is illustrated throughout with fantastic black and white artwork by Mike Spoor and includes fact files, maps, and much more. This is the first series to set fast-paced adventure stories in a world with very real dinosaurs.

Time Hunters.   
Join Tom on an incredible treasure hunt through time and battle history’s mightiest warriors. This series is perfect for fans of Beast Quest.
When ten-year-old Tom accidentally smashes a statue in a museum he releases Isis, a young Egyptian mummy who has been imprisoned for thousands of years. To break an ancient curse, the duo must travel back in time to find six hidden amulets - battling Gladiators, Knights, Greeks, Vikings, Pirates and Egyptian Warriors!         

Spooky Story Competition

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Thank you to everyone who took part in the writing competition. All entries are displayed in the Libray area for you to read. Ceritificates will be given to all authors in assembly on Thursday. I will send the stories to be entered in the National Competition this week and we will be advised by 7th November if anyone from our school has been chosen as one of the lucky winners.



Wednesday, 15 October 2014

It's nearly Halloween and time for witches, ghosts and things that go bump in the night. I have created a display of scary stories to tempt or maybe frighten you ready for the spookiest night of the year!! Come and see what is available for you to borrow.

New Books

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

There are new books in the Library this week, titles include Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Spiderman, Thor and Racing cars. Why not come and take a look? Don't forget there is also the reading book suggestion box located on top of one of the book cases. Please post your ideas of books that you would like to see in the Library.


Spooky Story Competition

Monday, 13 October 2014

It's Monday again and don't forget about the spooky story writing competition. Your completed entries need to be handed into your teacher next Monday, 20th October so you only have seven days left. The story needs to be between 500-1000 words and also have your name and class on it. I'm looking forward to reading them. Good luck.

War Story Reading Challenge

Friday, 10 October 2014

War Story Reading Challenge.

It's remembrance day on November 11th, why not take part in our new challenge?
There is a collection of books displayed in the Library on the subject of war.
Read one of these books and write your thoughts on a poppy which will be displayed in the library.
Read three books and receive a 'victory medal' to show that you have completed the challenge. Titles include:
Private Peaceful
A Family in the First World War
War Horse
After the War was Over
Johnnie's Blitz
Tom's Private War
A Medal For Leroy
The Blitz Brits
An Elephant in the Garden
Little Manfred
The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
Friend or Foe

For more information about the World Wars visit the BBC website:
Click Primary Resources then history tab.
There is plenty of information as well as quizzes and photographs.

New Competition

Thursday, 9 October 2014


Write a spookily scary story and enter our fangtastic competition. The creepier the better!
  •  Your story needs to be between 500-1000 words.
  •   Must include your name and class  (so we know who to give the prizes to!)
  •   Be handed to your teacher by 20th October.
 What can you win?
 This is the best bit!!
  • Two winners from each class will be chosen to receive a certificate.
  • Their stories will be displayed in the Library. They will also be entered for a national competition.
  • If one of our entries are lucky enough to win the national competition the author of the story will receive a personalised, signed copy of a new book called 'Witchworld'.
  •  The Library will get ten new books.
So get writing and don't forget you have to be in it to win it!
Good Luck.

New Look Library

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Welcome to your new look Library, I hope you like it. Don't forget if you have any suggestions for books I can buy for the Library post your ideas in the red box on top of the bookcase.

New books this week:
Big Change for Stuart by Lissa Evans
Finn at Clee Point by Richard Knight
Trouble According to Humphrey by
Hercules Champion of the World by Noel Gray
Claude in the Spotlight by Alex Smith
Dork Diaries by Rachel Russell
A Whiskery Mystery by Jo Simmons
Rent a Genius by Gillian Cross