Monday, 15 June 2015

Zero comes to visit

Zero our Hero dog came to visit all our brilliant readers at Shaftesbury Primary School on Friday evening during our summer fair.  The children went to the library to find Zero happily snuffling around the books with an extra tail wag for all those children who came to visit her to tell her about the latest books they were reading. We are so lucky to have such a great dog to help us meet our reading targets by the end of this term. Thank you for coming to visit us Zero!

Monday, 1 June 2015

Check out the new books in the library

All the new books we were able to order from the Travelling Book Fair have now arrived in the library. There are more than 70 new books that we were able to buy. There are Minecraft books, lots of books on sport and animals which seem to be the most popular choices. So go and explore the library this week and see if you can find a great new book to read!

Amazing Reading but can we reach our Zero targets by the end of term?

Amazing reading  by everyone at Shaftesbury Primary - well done. Now let's keep it up . . .

Here are our new targets to reach by the end of term.  I will keep you updated as to how we are getting on.

Bronze medals:   You have  won  232  medals but your  TARGET  is  250

Silver medals;  You have won  195 medals but your TARGET is 250

Gold medals: You have won 90    medals but your TARGET is 100

Centurions -- There are now 52 members of the Centurion club - can we have 100 Centurions by the end of term?   Our new TARGET: 100 Centurions.
Don't forget to keep putting book reviews on the blog - we all love to know what books you have been reading and there is a Zero sticker for every new blog that goes up.

Lets see if we can meet the challenge and hope that Zero can come to school again to say Well Done to everyone at Shaftesbury Primary School for being Reading Heroes!

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Rebecca Westcott author visit

We were really lucky to have the author Rebecca Westcott visiting the school today. Years 5 and 6 had an assembly where they had an inspiring talk which was then followed by workshops for different groups of children throughout Key Stage 2.  The children came back buzzing with inspiration with what they had achieved during their time with the author.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Deadline for 500 words looming!

The DEADLINE for the competition is getting near -- the 27th February only 2 weeks away! So get writing and I can't wait to read more of your exciting stories.

The Book Fair comes to visit

The Travelling Book Fair came to the school this week and has been really successful with all the classes getting a chance to visit and to choose books to buy. There was a huge variety of information and story books and everyone really enjoyed the opportunity to look at them all.  Many children were busy reading the blurbs on the back of the books to help them decide which one they wanted to read. Year 2 used their class bookshop role play experiences  in order to find the price of each book to then decide if they had enough money to buy one.
The fair was also really busy after school with parents and carers enjoying the experience of being able to browse the books with their children.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Getting inspired for 500 words story competition!


We can't wait to read some of your brilliant stories! On the radio 2 website you will find all the information and inspiration you need, buT some of these ideas will go straight onto this blog to make it easy for you to get started!  Remember you can always ask Mrs Peterson, Mrs Heenan or Mrs Drake to give you a hand to get started or to encourage you when you think you might be stuck.
You have exactly a month to write your story so there is plenty of time to make it the best you possibly can.

Here is the website for everything you need to know:

If you or your parents are not quite sure what you need to do to enter the competition the details are below or just come and ask Mrs Peterson and she will help you out.

500 WORDS Competition Entry Form

Have you written a super fantastic short story? Do you want to enter the Chris Evans Breakfast Show's 500 WORDS competition?
Brilliant! Just follow the steps below to submit your story... you have until 7:00pm on Thursday 26 February 2015 to enter!

Before You Start

Before you submit your story, please check a few things:

Are You Aged between 5 and 13?

How old will you be on 29 May 2015? If you'll be between 5 and 13 then go right ahead and send us your story!
The competition has two age categories:
  • 5 - 9
  • 10 - 13
There are bronze, silver and gold prizes in each category.
You need to be at least 5 years old to enter 500 Words.

Is Your Story No More Than 500 Words?

If you haven't already, type up your story on a computer (ask a grown-up if you need help).
When you've finished your story, select it all and copy it to the computer's clipboard (CTRL + C on your keyboard).
You can then paste the words into the big box below to check how many words you've used.
Remember - you can only enter the competition once.


Do You Have Permission To Enter?

You must ask a parent, guardian or teacher for permission to enter this competition. Ask them to read the rules.
When you're ready to submit your story, make sure they are nearby - you can't enter without them!
(Teachers - if you'd like to help judge this competition, please complete this form.)