On Friday 20th October, our competitive spirit was put to the test for our first Poetry Slam of the year. 'Black History Month' was the theme of choice - to conclude our celebrations of the month. With each corridor learning about key figures including Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and Nelson Mandela, the teachers and children were clearly inspired, making the event was a huge success. Congratulations to class 6 with Miss Sutcliffe and Mrs Atherton, who won the key stage one competition; and to class 10 with Mr Carrington and Mrs Thornton, who won the key stage two competition.
There was an outstanding level of talent on show in our individual entries competition. Our judges, Mrs Marney and Mrs Stuttard, had a hard task deciding the winners. From key stage one, Riley Scholes was victorious and with amazing poems, written by themselves, two year 6 children, Nathaniel Hill and Isabella Caddis, secured wins in the key stage two competition.
Well done to everyone who joined in.
Fantastic Book Awards
This week, our Year 6 children voted for their favourite book as part of the Fantastic Book Awards competition. The children read all six books over the last few months and then collaboratively reached a decision as to which book was their favourite. All books were then ranked and we are pleased to announce that our favourite book was 'Knitbone Pepper Ghost Dog' by Claire Barker.
We submitted our vote yesterday and we are now eagerly awaiting the announcement of the overall winner.
Well done to all the children who took part!
Today in reciprocal reading, Class 4 read ‘Leela’s Secret Plan’. We made predictions throughout the story using evidence from the illustrations and text.
On the final day of half term, the whole school took part in a poetry slam. Each class competed with poems based on either 'The Ancient Greeks' or 'The Olympic Games'. The children performed to the audience of children from other classes, teachers, Mrs Marney and special guest Mrs Hardy. Following all of the performances, Mrs Marney and Mrs Hardy had the hard decision of picking the winners. After much deliberation the winners were announced as class 6 and class 9. Well done to all those who took part and made the morning a successful event.
Here is a short explanation of how reading is taught at Ightenhill Primary School.
We encourage children who are fluent readers to read for pleasure; choosing books from a range of genres. As a school, we continually invest in new books to stock our class and school libraries. We also have regular book loans from the library service to cater for children's diverse interests. Our year 6 librarians hold a library club every Tuesday and Thursday lunchtime for children to come and read or simply change their books. Listed below are some websites with popular children's book recommendations.
Please also note that ebooks can often be downloaded free of charge to tablets and computer devices (see Oxford Owl).