Creativity is commended!
At the beginning of the year, several children joined our ‘Picture Book Club’ that ran for six weeks after school. It seems a while since their completed picture books were sent to the competition facilitated by Readingzone, however the results are in and children from Dudley House School have been shortlisted and commended (4th place) in two categories! Miss White and the staff would like to congratulate Ava, Faith and Isla for their creativity! Check out the website Reading Zone and click on create a picture book competition to see for yourself! The competition runs each year and is open to schools, libraries and home entries across the UK. Children had to create an original picture book independently up to 24 pages long.
Young creators shortlist (4-7 years)
In this category, there were six shortlisted titles. Author, Rachel Bright, chose a winner, along with two runners up, but also commended Ava.
The Sheep in Disguise by Ava (Dudley House School)
Rachel Bright said, “This story really made me smile – well done!”
In the primary category (8-11 years)
In this category, there were ten shortlisted titles. Author, Rachel Bright, chose a winner, along with two runners up, but also commended Faith and Isla along with another in the category.
The Abandoned Shadow by Faith and Isla (Dudley House School)
Rachel Bright commented, “VERY good! Well thought out and original narrative and excellent illustrations. I really wanted Sammy to find his shadow! Well done.”
The Nursery and Reception children, in Class 1, read the story ‘Not a box’ by Antoinette Portis and then created their own inventions out of boxes. Look at their very exciting helicopter.
Golden Book Achievers
Congratulations to the children who were in the Golden Book and those who received certificates, in this morning’s assembly.
Quails Start Hatching
There was great excitement when children arrived in key stage 2 this morning to discover that a quail chick had hatched. During the day, the excitement grew as one by one tiny quails pecked and wiggled thier way out of their shells.
Key Stage 2 focused on making French themed desserts, this morning. They made a lovely lemon delight and a rich, diary free, chocolate mousse.
All the children took part in a sponsored challenge this morning where they had 10 different timed activities to complate.
Thank you to everyone who has supported this event that is raising money for our new sandpit.
What’s Under Your Feet?
Classes 2, 3 and 4 took part in the What’s under our feet? science investigation, this afternoon. What’s Under Your Feet? is promoted by Chris Packham and helps scientists at the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) understand the relationship between climate, the availability of invertebrates and how this impacts UK bird numbers and their migration patterns. The children’s findings will be submitted to the BTO as part of their collection of data.
Golden Book Achievers
Congratulations to the children in this week’s golden book.
Congratulations to our star of the week, who impressed the teachers with her concentration and learning while on our visit to the river for pond dipping.
The children (and adults!) are having great fun this afternoon, in Friday club, making giant bubbles.
Pupils in KS2 continued to develop thier cookery skills this week, including slicing and dicing vegetables as they prepared and cooked ratatouille. The final delicious smelling and looking dish was taken home for their tea.