By Mr Eardley, Headteacher
For the last two years, we have focused on developing the children's vocabulary across the curriculum as we know that words hold power! Children with a well-developed vocabulary are better readers and writers and can access more challenging and complex work.
Each week I introduce the children to two challenge words in my assembly and set them the task of using the words in their writing. I have been amazed by the work that the children have produced and just before half-term, I set them the Challenge of Challenges - to use as many of the 48 challenge words from the start of the year in a single piece of writing. Nineteen children entered my competition, but I didn't expect any of them to use all 48 words, in context.
I am amazed that five children managed to use every word! I promised the children a prize for the winner and have bought a £5 book voucher for each of them.
Massive congratulations to Abi, Bianca, Lily, Ellie-May and Lily who all conquered the Challenge of Challenges!