Monthly Archives: June 2018

Primary Engineers

Primary Engineers

The results from our Primary Engineer Leaders competition will be out soon. Judges have told me that all twelve of our children will receive certificates, and Millie-Mae and Solomon both had their entries shortlisted. Millie-Mae’s design was for a wheelchair friendly kitchen design, Solomon’s for a mobile defibrillator which can worn on the wrist. With 37,000 entries it would be remarkable if we had an overall winner two years running, but you never know…

Below- Joshua with prize as 2017 winner:

Art in school

Art in school

Our children have been working with Mrs Slater to create art to go on display around school. Below is, firstly, Year Six preparing for today’s Macbeth work, a sneak preview of some of their work and finally Jake showing the “Light” canvas created by 50 of our pupils two weeks ago.

 

Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge

I am delighted to tell you that there will again be a summer reading challenge organised by Oldham libraries. I wholeheartedly endorse this and have invited a gentleman from Oldham Libraries to speak with our pupils in a couple of weeks. Information from Oldham Libraries is as follows:

The Summer Reading Challenge begins on Saturday 21st July. This is the first Saturday of the summer holidays and we will be hosting a Sign Up Saturday in all of our Oldham

Libraries. Children can also join in the challenge at any time during the summer holidays after this date.

Organised by The Reading Agency (www.readingagency.org.uk) and the UK public library network since 1999, the Summer Reading Challenge is the UK’s biggest annual reading promotion for children aged 4 to 11.

The Summer Reading Challenge combines FREE access to books with fun, creative activities in the library during the summer holidays.

Throughout the Challenge, library staff and volunteers support the children, helping them to discover new authors and to explore a wide range of different types of books and ways of reading.

How the Challenge works

  • Children sign up at their local library and receive their fold out Mischief Makers poster
  • Children borrow and read at least six library books of their own choice during the summer, collecting special cards to complete their poster and rewards along the way
  • Library staff and teenage volunteers are on hand to advise and run family-friendly activities
  • Children who complete the Summer Reading Challenge are presented with a certificate and medal in school assembly. This normally takes place in October.