Fantastic Book Awards
We are super excited to launch this year's FBA (Fantastic Book Awards) with a crew of brilliant book worms from Year 6. We have a stack of new stories to get stuck into and we will be reading and chatting about our favourite parts and characters from the books. If you would like to get involved, ask your class teacher how you can be a part of the FBA!
Sue Dean Writing Award Winners - Year 3 and 4
A huge well done to our creative and entertaining writers in Year 3 and 4 who have won the Sue Dean Writing Award in the summer term of 2023: Arhaan, Sarah M and Mohammad Amin - all in Year 4. Also, Sumanah S and Zara I in Year 3.
Mrs Bull and Mrs Bidwell were mightily impressed with the vocabulary choices, sentence structure and engaging tone of all the writing pieces.
World Book Day 2023
Spelling Bee Winners KS2
World Book Day Fancy Dress - The Bees
Reading with another class.
World Book Day 2023 - Snowball stories
Creating Snowball Stories together is a World Book Day tradition at Frenchwood. The stories began in EYFS classes before making their journeys through key stage one classes and reaching their conclusions in Year 6! Well done to all of the children in their classes for contributing towards such fun and adventurous stories.
Snowball Story 1 written by Ducklings, Goldfinches, Kingfishers, Kestrels, Ospreys and Eagles.
Snowball story 2 written by Cygnets, Woodpeckers, Harriers, Falcons, Hawks and Owls
Snack and a Chat
Well done to all the children who enjoyed squash and biscuits while discussing cross curricular writing at Frenchwood school. The children were very enthusiastic about talking about their writing and knew what they were doing well at and what they needed to do to improve. Well done to all involved. Mrs Bull and Mrs Bidwell.
Winter Warmer Day - Reading with another class.
Super reading with Kestrels and Cygnets. They really enjoyed getting together and sharing a good book.
Fantastic Book Awards (FBA) launch 2022
Mrs Bull meeting Cressida Cowell
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Able Writers Day 2022
Queens Drive Primary School in Fulwood welcomed some of our students for Able Writers Day. The children had a fabulous time creating their own poems and performances with input from special guest, Donavan Christopher.
Donavan is a renowned rap performance poet who has been writing poetry for 20 years as a tool of self expression and to tackle social issues, respect and cultural diversity. He engaged the children in fun and imaginative ways helping them capture and express their own thoughts and ideas into poetry.
A great day was had by all! Sincere thanks to Queens Drive Primary School, Donavan Christopher, all our staff involved and our children for representing Frenchwood community primary school with their exemplary behaviour and wonderful poems.
World Book Day 2022
Children across the school enjoyed celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March. We dressed up as our favourite book character and entered a competition, designing a new book cover. As well as winning a book to take home, the winners from each class were taken to Waterstones bookshop to choose new, exciting books to replenish our school libraries.
Throughout the day, children met up with other classes to share stories and celebrate their love of reading. As a school, we collaborated to write a 'snowball story'; a short story with a section written by different classes. We were also thrilled to join in with live lessons with other schools across the UK and completed a variety of fun-filled activities in class.
FBA (Fantastic Book Awards) 2022
Children in Year 6 have enjoyed reading, reviewing and discussing a variety of new and exciting children's literature. The FBA meet on a weekly basis after taking books home each week to devour! During their weekly meetings, children share their thoughts and feelings about the books they have read and, hopefully, find they have stumbled across an enjoyable book they might never have come across before. At the end of the sessions, the FBA vote for their favourite book of the year.
World Poetry Day
World Poetry Day is celebrated on 21st March every year. This year it coincided with Frenchwood celebrating the value - Respect. The children were invited to create an accrostic poem at home for a poetry competition. We were inundated with superb poems from children across the school. These are some of my favourites.
World Poetry Day 21st March 2022
World Book Day
Our snowball stories
Frenchwood Published Authors - Sue Dean Award - progression
Sue Dean published Writer Autumn 2 2022
Ospreys Humayrah Timol
Sue Dean Published Writers Autumn Term 1 2022