WOW writing!

Lucy-May, Ollie, Harlow, James, Dante and Jacob knocked my socks off with their amazing instructions for how to make animal biscuits. They all tried incredibly hard and were given a big thumbs up from Mrs Ogle when they visited her to show off their fabulous work. Well done everybody! I’m very proud of you! 🙂

 

     

Fancy doing a little extra at home?

If you are looking for a little extra to do at home with your child, please practice spotting these digraphs and trigraphs on their own and in words. See if your child can read and spell some words containing these sounds.

Your child will be awarded with 10 house points each time they read or write 5 words.

With many thanks for your support in your child’s learning.

 

Mrs Hay & Mrs Wallace 🙂

Fabulous Phonics

In KS1 we teach phonics every day to support our children with their reading and writing skills. This week we have been learning the wh, ey, ew and oe digraphs.

 

I wonder if you could practice reading and writing words with these digraphs in at home…

wh – when, why, what, who, where

ey – money, donkey, valley, honey, turkey

ew – new, crew, blew, knew, pew

oe – toe, foe, sloe

 

Ryan and Faith worked so hard today and were able to put their new learnt words into sentences. Well done! 🙂

 

 

Spelling Superstars!

Today we competed in class to write as many common exception words correctly in 6 minutes.

 

In 3rd place was Thomas with 62 correct spellings

In 2nd place was Isobel with 63 correct spellings

and 1st place goes to Neve with 65 correct spellings.

 

Well done to all of our superstar spellers and to the rest of the class for trying their best! 🙂

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A brilliant time was had by members of the Green Top KS2 Book Club today at the Doncaster Book Award Finale, held at the Dome.We have been reading, blogging and voting for the books all year and today was when we discovered the winners!DBA5 Doncaster Book Award

 

 

Arriving early, we had time to practise making lots of noise with our home-made shakers and then the fun started…….

Liz Millions, an illustrator and writer, gave us a very entertaining crash course into how to draw imaginary creatures like dragons and unicorns. Starting with a potato or baked bean shape, she gave us tips on how to create fabulous cartoon characters. Just by changing the eyes and the mouth, she demonstrated how to completely transform a picture – and all done with her unique, hilarious sense of humour!

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Joshua (call him Josh) Seigal was up next! He entertained us with his brilliant, interactive poems about chicken, his dog and how he ‘doesn’t like poetry’! We learnt lots about rhythm and how to perform poetry and it was great how he got us all joining in. He was then kind enough to sign our books and pose for a photograph with us!

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In the afternoon, after a second ‘slot’ by Liz Millions (Teddy Bears and Pirates this time!), we were delighted to welcome Philip Ardagh, the’ 2 Metres Tall, bearded, international best-selling children’s author’ to the stage. His wacky style had us howling with laughter – especially when he told us the story of his second-hand (sorry ‘second-bottom) pants that he was forced to wear.

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Finally, the winners of this year’s awards were announced. Congratulations go to Primary List winner, Julian Clary, for ‘The Bolds’; Secondary List winner, Amy Alward for ‘The Potion Diaries’; and Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes, winner of the poetry list.

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A big ‘Thank You’ to the committee and volunteers of the Doncaster Book Awards for staging another fantastic event, yet again free of charge. Check out their website on www.doncasterbookaward.net for more photos, news and events.

Race against the bomb!

Today we had our Friday spelling challenge ‘Race against the bomb!’

Everyone worked so hard and earned 5 house points each for their efforts.

The spelling champions today were:

Thomas in 3rd place with 66 spellings, Isobel & Neve in joint 2nd with 67 spelling and Ryan in 1st place with 70 spellings!

Well done! 🙂

Super Spellers!

Today in Class 7, we have been racing against the timer to spell our Common Exception Words. The top 3 winners were…

Charlie in 1st place with 83 spellings, Thomas in 2nd place with 79 spellings and Emily coming a close third with 76 spellings in 5 minutes. WOW!

Well done to everyone for trying their best!

 

Mrs Hay 🙂