Aymen took lots of care with this observational drawing of fossils.Aiden has made so much progress with his writing. He has written a recount of the school trip to the SeaLife Centre. He wote this independently and has kept his handwriting neat.Harvey brought his persuasive writing encouraging people to support the charity Buckhunger.Josh wrote a super description of Fagin and really detailed this famous character.Yasmin wrote a recount of her trip to the SeaLife Centre, she did this independently using describing words and time connectives.This is just a sample of Lexie’s amazing story that she put together using the “colourful story” technique.Harvey brought his persuasive writing. Read more about Buckhunger elsewhere on the blog.Sarah shared her independent addition work. her skills are developing really well.Mysti and Harisah worked very well together to create these cave drawings. They thought carefully about the colours they chose and have used the pictures to tell a story.
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Shehriyaar brought two pieces of work to show how he is taking pride in his work and how he perseveres when he finds aspects challenging.Jenessa is a super partener in Read Write Inc. She supports her partner well and always works hard. She has become a confident reader.Year 2 have been studying The 5 Pillars of Islam and used this as inspiration to make 5 Pillars of Nessfield to help follow the school rules.Ben brought his Kenning (a poem featuring two words and figurative language) about his cat.Phoebe is working well in Read Write Inc with Mrs. Marshall. She is trying her best to use describing words in her writing.Alisha is becoming very accomplished in using “Fred Fingers” to spell words in her sentences.Rebecca brought this drawing which adornes her topic book on Buddhism.Joshua has made brilliant progress in maths this year. He has shown very good understanding in many aspects of the subject particularly in calculating and problem solving. He scored a very impressive 30/31 in his last test.Liam also brought his maths assessment and impressed everyone with a perfect 23/23 score.
Faiz brought an Ipod with his video about his visit to White Scar Caves and how he had presented a recount to his class of Christopher Long, the man who discovered the caves.
Chelsea told everyone that she has worked very hard in PE over the last few weeks to improve her catching skills and can now catch a ball in one hand.
Today’s assembly was special because it was just our younger children, the older ones were busy competeing against each other in their Sports Day. That meant we could spend a little more time really celebrating the achievements of the children selected.
Kelsey was showing a mature attitude in ICT. She had followed instructions independently and had watched a video about a church and a mosque being built under the same roof.
She posted a comment on the website which you will be able to read if you click on the picture and enlarge it.Rubaab had worked well to use this colourful storyboard to help her remember the story of Bright Stanley.Matthew had also been studying stories and had used his story board to retell a Fairy Story. He did really well and enjoyed his work. We debated whether or not a Fairy Story had to contain a fairy. What do you think?Alfie brought this fantasic description of Bright Stanley. He also expained to everyone that the meaning of the word shoal was a group of fish. Do you know the names of other groups of animals? A pack of dogs, a herd of ……, a flock of …….. a gaggle of ……..?Joshua did something he wouldn’t have chosen himself but worked well to use his thumb prints and crayons to make a super summer picture.
Kayden made his collage bee independently at home. He did it because he knew that his new topic was about “mini-beasts”. “Mini-beasts” is a harsh word for all the little garden creatures like ants, worms, snails, butterfiles and woodlice that we know and love.
What would be a better collective name for these garden friends?Hollie used super concentration and care to produce this beautiful picture also using thumb prints. Look closely to find the deckchair and to work out what is on the tree.
Alastair has been learning about the Spanish Armada and the reasons why this historical event took place. Alistair has studied famous paintings and has painted his own version. He thought carefully about his colour mixing to produce the storm scene.
Jacob has been reading Trip Advisor reviews about Bolton Abbey. He has discussed E-safety matters, how reviews can be biased, he thought about how articles on the internet could be written by people pretending to be someone else. He also noticed that the date that things are written are important.
Hrishi has used his times tables facts to solve word problems. A great skill to have mastered.
Mia created a super observational drawing of Bolton Abbey.
Georgie has been using feedback and support from staff really well to improve her confidence in Literacy. As a result she has improved her score by one whole level in her last assessment. Well done!
Hassan was chosen from his Reception class because he can now confidently count to 10. Ayla was chosen for her gymnastic skills and she brought a badge to show how well she is doing.
Kieran has worked hard and been exceptionally well behaved and sensible all week especially on the class trip. He completed a traffic survey at Bolton Abbey and in Keighley and compared the results.Rebecca is working hard to use describing words in her writing. She has written a detailed description of the setting for her story.Jake has written a beautiful, scary poem about the ghost train with sensational similies. He worked independently and it was the best poem in his class.Lewis mixed a range of powder paints to create this camoflage image for “Army Week”. He was also able to hold his paint brush effectively.Adele has been busy writing and creating a wonderful picture.Ethan wrote an exciting story with some excellent word choices.Aniqa’s brilliant account of her class visit to Bolton Abbey.Bailey worked very hard on his own to retell the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. He has tried hard to use neat hand writing and interesting words.George has developed confidence when participating in lessons. He has also made a sensible prediction about what might happen in the story “Bored Claude”
In today’s school newsletter, Mr. Smith announced he is going to try to read a book a day during the half term holiday. He will start tomorrow, Saturday May 25th and finish on Sunday June 2nd. To meet the challenge he will have to read 9 books. Keep visiting this post to see how he is getting on. You can leave comments on his progress and if you too have read the same books you can tell the blog readers what you thought of them.
What will he start with………….?
This is the third book in the series and it’s been a while since Mr. Smith read the first two. Greg is up to his usual tricks of trying to do as little as possible, such a lazy boy!. The best features of these books are the way that the author (Jeff Kinney) brings all the themes in the story back together at the end for a big finish.
Day 2 book 2 – Billy the KidIf you like football you will love this, but even if you don’t like football this story will have you reaching for the tissues. A great tale of love and loss and of family values. Michael Morpurgo does it again!
The title of this book is not the most inspiring but it is the 10th best selling children’s book of all time so I thought I would find out why. Lynne Reid Banks wrote the story and she must have been the inspiration for Toy Story, Small Soldiers and Night at the Museum. It is great! Full of cliff hangers and children getting into trouble but just managing to keep their secret. A good story to be read out loud.
Day 4 Book 4 – The Boy In The Dress.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge, David Walliams, has created a story that is funny, touching and has a lovely little twist at the end. The message is very clear – people, especially friends and family are very important parts of our lives despite what they sometimes say and do!
Book 5 Day 5 Danny Champion of the World
A classic from the master story teller Roald Dahl. A tale about a boy whose dad has a secret and a fantastic plot to become champion of the world. The secondary characters are also great fun.
Harry, Nathan, Chloe and Neve told everyone about their SATs experience and explained that it was easier than they had expected and that they actually quite enjoyed it.
Euan was praised for his attitude and resilience in what had been a difficult week and that he had worked really hard. One word summed him up – BRILLIANT!
Lucy’s stunning painting of her mum.Ayla’s super independent setence work.Jessica is making super progress in Read Write Inc with both her reading and her writing.Abigail has learnt lots of action words, working hard both in school and at home.Mia brought a fantastic character description of the infamous Miss Trunchbull.Toby is trying really hard to use his sounds to help him write his ideas.Owen had created two great pieces of writing. An argument about Shark Fin Soup and a diary entry for a passenger on The Titanic.Bevan has thrown himself into his rivers and oceans topic. He has begun a good persuasive argument against the eating of Shark Fin Soup and included technical vocabulary.This week both our Year 4 and Year 6 boys rugby tag teams won competitions.
Very well done boys.Not to be outdone the Mixed Year 5/6 cricket team won the Oakbank Quick Cricket festival. Great work children.Ebony brought 3 pieces of work based on her weather work. A windmill, a pastel tornado picture,and a chalk storm picture.This tornado picture was created by Oliver and Ethan with a little adult help as today was our annual Men to School Day.
Ellis, Sky and Zoe solved Monday’s assembly puzzle of joining three rows of three dots together with four straight lines and not removing the pen or pencil from the paper. They showed they were “thinking outside the box”.Harry showed his scientific skills, he has a good attitude to his work and he presents it very well.Aleesha’s work on “Wind in the Willows” amazed us not only with its neatness but also with the range of vocabulary and historical detail.Yasmin is working extemely hard to use describing words and to write her ideas clearly.Keeron was representing his class because of the hard work and perseverence he had shown in this character description of Miss Trunchbull.Alex was runner up in a Young Writer Competition and he captured the attention of the whole school by singing his reworked version of “Walking in a Winter Wonderland”.Bronwyn has written a lovely postcard based on the book “Meerkat Mail”. Her class had been thinking about extreme climates and had been focussing on deserts.The Tongo Lizard is back! Neve’s version uses fantastic vocabulary and eye catching sub-headings to create a convincing and entertaining non chronological report on this (fictional) creature.Hannah has written aFantastic Night Time report. She has organised her writing with headings and used some fantastic vocabulary. Her teacher was so pleased with the effort she has put in and with how much her writing has improved.Bobby, James, Harvey and Chris have carefully constructed a Tudor Village. They have shown attention to detail on the smaller buildings. As a group they worked well together.Lewis has made massive improvements with his reading. He is reading much more regularly, taking more quizzes and passing the majority of them. Keep it up Lewis and you’ll soon be top of the leader board.
Here is the list I found:-
1. Charlotte‘s Web by E.B. White, 9,899,696 copies sold
2. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton 9,695,159 copies sold
3. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume 7,131,648 copies sold
4. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch 6,970,000 copies sold
5. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls 6,754,308 copies sold
6. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell (Dell, 1971) 6,636,267 copies sold
7. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling 6,631,807 copies sold
8. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume 6,478,427 copies sold
9. Shane by Jack Schaeffer 6,397,270 copies sold
10. The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks 6,394,587 copies sold
What do you think of this list?
How many have you read?
What other titles would be in your top ten list?
What would be the Nessfield Primary School top ten list?
Post a comment and let us know.
Heena wrote a letter to Queen Elizabeth I asking her some very interesting questions.Mysti has independently produced a report about wolves and has included all the success criteria she was asked for including a glossary. Abigael shared her character description of Captain Abdul.Kerry consistently works hard and tries her best. she is making great progress in read write Inc. She is also very thoughtful and helpful in class.Mazar has used his maths knowledge to help him solve tricky problems. He has recorded his working in a systematic and clear way. His teacher is really pleased with how hard he is working. Rimsha created a picture in the style of Kandinsky using abstract art and colour to represent different climates around the world.Bradley has worked really hard and has mastered all 4 written calculations. He can now use them to solve complex sums.Morgan has been working really hard in his maths tests and has gone up a level.