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At both Prestwood Infant and Junior School we recognise that children have talents in specific areas of the curriculum. We are working hard to develop a programme of events for these children to give them the opportunities to showcase their talents. 

National Read a Book Day - 6th September

Sunday September 6th was National Read a Book Day. Here are some photos from the children who took part, well done yes. Some of the children also went that extra mile to grow their brains and did the extra challenge of finding out a bit about the authors of their books, here is what they found out. 

I love reading books with my Mummy and Daddy every day.  My favourite author is Julia Donaldson.  We have more than 10 of her books at home!  My favourite is The Smeds and the Smoos because all the aliens are happy and like each other at the end of the story.  Please see the attached photo.  I also love The Gruffalo, The Snail and the Whale, Stick Man, What the Ladybird Heard and The Highway Rat.   

 

Today I found out that Julia is 71 years old and will be 72 on 16 September.  She has written 210 books and has a pet fish called Swimmy!

MY FAVOURITE AUTHOR IS CATHERINE RAYNER
BORN 1982 IN YORKSHIRE

NOW LIVES IN SCOTLAND
SHE IS MY FAVOURITE AUTHOR BECAUSE SHE WROTE SOLOMON AND MORTIMER ABOUT CROCODILES

AND I WANT TO TRY AND READ

Jill Tomlinson writes the books very well and they are very funny. My favourite so far is 'The Owl who was afraid of the dark'. Plop the owl at the end gets to go in the dark and not be afraid of it. I am enjoying this one about Pat the otter. Pat is a young sea otter and he wants to know everything! I have two more of these books to read!'

 'Watch out, Wilf!' By Jan Fearnley. 

 

She found out the author is:

 

* Born in 1965 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear.

* Was a preschool teacher

* Her hobbies are walking in the wilderness and on the beach, gardening and cycling.

* She is a writer but also an illustrator 

* She won many awards

* She lives and works in France with her husband, 5 cats, a chicken, 4 goats, a poodle and 2 donkeys.

* Other books she wrote are 'little Robin red vest', Harry and the Jaggedy daggers. I read Mr. Wolf and the enormous turnip before.

 I love these books because the last chapter is exciting. Sophie's wishes come true and she gets to be a lady farmer which is what she's always wanted. Sophie in the book has my name and she is determined. I think Dick King-Smith is a good writer because he is so funny. We have also read another book by him called Martins Mice.

Amazing Artists

Some of our more able artists took part in Waddesdon Manor Christmas Art competition. Their amazing artwork was displayed at the Manor. A big congratulations to all of those who took part!

Mix 96 Madness!

Our more able speakers took part in an incredible workshop with Mix 96. They were asked several questions and had to answer as honestly as possible! This has been recorded and will be going live on Monday 14th October at 7:50am. There will be another recording in December so keep your eyes peeled for more information on this. Take a look at the pictures below to see the children in action...

Our Bake Off reporters getting ready to film!

The Great Prestwood Bake Off

The Bake Off has begun!

 

This week the preparation for "The Great Prestwood Bake Off" has finally begun! This has been taking place at both the Infant and the Junior school. Please see below for an update on the progress:

 

Planning and Accounts Group:

  • Some of our more able mathematicians undertook an extensive research project to find the most cost effective recipe for baking cakes.
  • They then went on to compare the prices of different ingredients in all the main supermarkets.
  • They have calculated how much it will cost to make 1 cake and how much we need to charge to make a profit.

 

Advertising Group:

  • Some of our more able writers have been working their socks off to make posters advertising the sale at the end of our event.
  • They have been looking at how we can use different techniques to persuade people to come along.
  • Keep your eyes peeled around the school sites as these posters will be put up very soon!

 

There are still many more workshops to take place before the big day! The sale of our produce will be on Monday 8th July from 3pm at the Infant School. We will remain open for long enough to ensure that parents/carers and children from the Junior School can come along and buy some of our tasty treats!

The Great Prestwood Bake Off

This is a project in which a selection of children across both schools will be part of. Each child is given one of the following roles:

  • Advertiser
  • Planning and accounts manager
  • Negotiator
  • Chef
  • Cake designer and decorator
  • Seller
  • Bank Manager
  • Report Writer

 

Their mission is to plan and carry out a cake sale that will result in a profit. Keep an eye on this space for more information

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