After six weeks of learning seventeen topic related words from the year three and four word list flowed by class knockouts, today was the inaugural Barn Spelling Bee. We are pleased to announce that Lucas, Owen and Matilda were the winners for their classes and that on this occasion Matilda was the overall winner. Further congratulations to NJ, Brandon and Logan T who were the most improved in each class. Most children also improved on their baseline test so were awarded merits. All round a super spelling success!
Early Morning Storytelling and Treats
On Tuesday this week, Mrs Wheeler's literacy group were delighted to welcome their families to early morning story telling and treats. They had worked so hard writing their stories, redrafting them and copying them in neat. Our visitors, gave fantastic feedback about the children's creative ideas, vocabulary, presentation and expressive reading. Well done everyone - Mrs Wheeler is very proud of you!
Wheal Bunnie's literacy group
Wheal Bunnie’s literacy group have been very excited editing their work with their partners this week, ready to read to the parents on Thursday.
Storytelling and Hot Chocolate
Wow! The parents of the children in Mrs Wheeler's reading group are in for a treat tomorrow when they come to hear the stories that have been written this half term. Please arrive at school at your usual time but come through the main doors where Mrs Bruce will let you in for storytelling and hot chocolate. We are looking forward to seeing you
Wheal Rose had great fun with grammar today! We were miming adverbs to use in our story writing linked to Oliver Twist. ‘Anxiously’, ‘inquisitively’ and ‘tentatively’ have been added to our Wonder Words display. We can’t wait to start writing!
Enter text...Wheal Plenty had a special visitor to help inspire them with their planning for their writing - a Plague Doctor! He rang the bell shouting, "Bring out your Dead!"
Fascinating to hear what we believed in in the seventeenth century!
Making Subordinating Conjunction Dice
Mrs Winnan’s literacy group have been busy making subordinating conjunction dice, to help them write super complex sentences. We can’t wait to get ‘rolling them’ into our writing!
Have a listen to some of our animal riddles that we have written today in Wheal Harmony. We are so impressed with the scientific facts that they have included in the riddles.
KS2 Spelling Bee Champion
We are proud to announce that James in Y4 is this years KS2 Spelling Bee champion! He made an incredibly brave performance alongside the runners up, Poppy (y6), Liam (y5) and Maia (y3). A huge congratulations to all and thank you for all your help supporting such an exciting event at home. Until next year....keep spelling.
Infant Spelling Bee Champion
Congratulations to our new infant spelling bee champion - Matilda (YR1)!!! The competition was extremely fierce and we would like to extend our huge congratulations to our runners up, Tiberius and Billy! We are looking forward to announcing the KS2 winner tomorrow!
Good luck to all our infant finalists in the Spelling Bee Competition tomorrow!
Good luck to all our infant finalists in the Spelling Bee tomorrow. It has been a highly competitive competition so far and the standard is incredibly high! We look forward to announcing the winner tomorrow. Good luck everyone!
Just A Reminder
A reminder that tomorrow is the last day for Readathon sponsor money to be handed in to your child's class teacher. Please put all money in a named envelope with the sponsor card. Thank you again for all your support with the Readathon. We are looking forward to revealing a spectacular grand total really soon.
Reading Suspense Stories by Torchlight
Wheal Busy came back to school this evening to read their amazing suspense stories to their families in the dark by torchlight. We hope you can see from the photos that everyone had a great time.
A busy morning in Wheal Busy reading examples of suspense writing and "mag-pieing" powerful words, rhetorical questions and empty words to help write our own suspense stories
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Wheal Busy enjoyed sharing their versions of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs with their families. Thank you for coming everyone.
The children in Mrs Winnan’s literacy group enjoyed sharing their Titanic Diaries this afternoon with their families. The children should be extremely proud of their work and they thoroughly deserve their half term break after all their hard work. Their incredible writing will now be sent to the Maritime Museum.
We have been working so hard on the final copies of our stories. We think they are looking fantastic. We cannot wait to share them with our parents