This Thursday the 29th of September it was National Poetry Day and so at Thomas Buxton, we celebrated like the best of them!
The theme this year was ‘Freedom’ and each class competed within their phase to deliver the best poem in a whole school assembly.
Thursday’s assembly kicked off with a bang as Year 1 recited some beautiful poetry, really setting the bar high for everyone to follow. Luckily, Year 2 and Year 3 were able to keep up the high standards until…a cliffhanger! We had ran out of time!
The next day, all was resumed and Years 4, 5 and 6 demonstrated a fantastic mastery of the spoken word!
After much deliberation, the judges decided on winners for each phase, who were:
Key Stage One: Thailand class
Lower Key Stage Two: Cuba class
Upper Key Stage Two: Kenya class
These classes will all receive special book tokens and certificates to exchange for prizes next week.
However, as all classes put such a magnificent effort in, the judges decided each class will receive a special book token.
Check out the online versions of the poems below!
Well done TBP!
At TBP this year, we have really been focusing on our reading!
Thanks to a great offer from the National Literacy Trust, we have been able to offer children a choice of free books for them to take home and keep!
As part of this offer, we have organised two in-school events to celebrate the children’s reading.
Firstly, children from years 4, 5 and 6 attended a reading sleepover, where they enjoyed activities such as: a campfire with Mrs F, choosing books with Mr Downs and Mrs Milne, creating book-related cupcakes with Miss Maynard and Miss Turnbull and quizzing a quiz with Miss Dwyer and Miss John!
The children also enjoyed a Drop Everything And Read session with all of KS2, where older pupils swapped classes with younger pupils and read with them. The children all loved it and the teachers said it was great fun!
At Thomas Buxton this year we are really focusing on reading. Reading for pleasure is such an important goal for the education and well-being of our children, as well as being a huge amount of fun.
One of the tasks the pupils have been set this year is to ‘Get Caught Reading!’. We have had an amazing response from everyone involved at Thomas Buxton Primary School, so we thought we would share some of the inventive (and hilarious!) ways we have been ‘caught reading’ so far.
Can you spot yourself???
Reading helps you understand the world around you!
Reading in bed is always fun!
Read on the tube or in the car for an enjoyable way to pass the time!
You can always read with a furry friend!
Well done to all of you who have been caught reading!
Keep it up!
The teachers at Thomas Buxton love to code, so much so that we have created some cross-curricular games for you to try out! Click the green flag to begin, use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move the main character and see if you can work out which objects to catch and which objects to avoid!
Which subject is each game linked to?
Can you guess which teachers made each game?
If you love to code, you can join us for Code Club after school on Thursdays. Speak to Miss John to sign up!