500 Words Competition
‘500 Words’ is the UK’s most successful short story-writing competition for children between the ages of 5 and 13.
It was launched back in 2011, after Chris Evans had a dream. He dreamt of getting children excited about reading and writing. All children: no matter what their ability, experience, or background.
It’s super simple. All entrants must pen an original story, no more than 500 words in length, and submit it online. It can be about ANYTHING you want – space-ships, grannies, insects, microwaves. The list is endless!
Stories are judged anonymously, without regard to grammar, punctuation or spelling.
Entry is via an online entry form available at www.bbc.co.uk/500words.
MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR ENTRIES IN BY 7PM on FRIDAY 8TH MARCH.
Good luck and happy writing! - Mrs Marney
Read for Good Readathon
Dear Parents and Carers,
Thank you so much for your fantastic support with our whole school 'Readathon' event. You have raised £365 for the 'Read for Good' charity which is a huge amount of money! The charity will use your money to buy new books for sick children in hospital and arrange for professional story tellers to visit them too. Please do thank all the extended family members and friends who sponsored your children and pass on the good news.
Remembrance Day 2018
Friday 2nd November 2018
On Friday 2nd November 2018 our school is launching a ‘Read for Good’ sponsored read and we would love your child to join in!
The sponsored read event was explained to the children in our whole school assembly on Monday morning and on Friday they will be bringing home a ‘Sponsor Card’. The children can choose whatever they want to read - from comics to classics and audio books to blogs - it’s all about reading for fun. The money they raise in sponsorship will be used by the ‘Read For Good’ charity to provide a regular supply of brand new books and a resident storyteller to every major children’s hospital in the UK.
All you have to do is:
Your children will be helping other children in hospitals get books, as well as helping themselves. Our school receives free books worth 20% of our grand sponsorship total – so there really is something in it for everyone.
The completion date for our Sponsored Read is Monday 26th November 2018.
For further information, please visit the ‘Read For Good’ website www.readforgood.org.
Thank you for your support –
helping your child to keep reading, raising and being amazing!
Friday 12th October
Today we took part in 'Wacky Hair for Hospice Care' to raise money for Weldmar.
Thank you so much for your support- the children have really enjoyed showcasing their crazy styles whilst raising money for such a great cause!
We were very lucky to have a visit from
‘Well-Baa’ the Weldmar mascot who came to say hello and a big thank you to the children for raising money for the Weldmar charity. They were very excited to see him!
Tuesday 9th October 2018
These photos show the children's work at 'Stick Art Club'. The children made rafts last week and tested to see if they floated. This week they made clay and stick animals. There are still spaces at Stick Club for children in years 2 and 3.