Book Exchange Launch - Monday 4th February 2019

 

We had a keen response from the parents at our Reading Meeting in October when we suggested creating a Book Exchange.  After some generous donations, we have now set this up in the reception area of the KS1 building. Our Book Exchange service is open for both children and their grown-ups and you will be able to access this from 8:00-8:30am and 3:30-5:15pm Monday - Friday.  Feel free to borrow any book you choose and then return it once you have finished.  

It is highly influential for children to see their adults engaging with reading and with recent studies proving that reading for just six minutes a day reduces stress levels by 68% it is a hobby well worth taking up! 

 

 

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Reading Meeting - 4th October 2018

Thank you so much to everyone who attended the reading meeting hosted by our Literacy Team in October.  We cannot thank you enough for your contributions, fantastic ideas and enthusiasm.  One of the ideas that was put forward was to create a "Swap Shop" book exchange in school.  I am pleased to say that we are in the process of creating room for this in the reception area of the KS1 building.  If you have any good quality children or adult books that you no longer want, please can you drop these off to the front office so that other members of our school family can borrow them.  Once we have a full catalogue, we will invite you all to browse our selection and borrow any other books you wish.  Thank you!

 

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Autumn Trips to the Library

This half term, every class has been on a trip to Stretford Library.  Each child has had the opportunity to become a member of Trafford Library Service, enabling them to use the multitudes of free resources on offer across all libraries in the Trafford area.

We were very proud of how brilliantly the children behaved while they were out of class and how enthusiastic they all were to borrow a book.  Don't forget to check the library website for information on fun clubs and activities that they run at the weekends and during school holidays!

 

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Friday 28th September marked a very exciting day in the St Ann's Calendar - The University Challenge!

This year, we celebrated Michael Morpurgo.  Since our return to school, each class has studied one of the former Children's Laureate's books and have completed lots of different writing tasks as part of their Literacy lessons.  Three children from each year group were selected to represent their house team during an intense six-round quiz designed to test their knowledge of the man himself as well as his works. 

Well done to Emma, Alice, Dominik, Millie and Scarlett who took home the housepoints prize for Clitheroe this year!

A big well done also goes to Kody, Amy, Lukasz, Sofia and Chioma who were brilliant in representing Newman.  Molly, Mattie, Ania, Alishba and Elwood also did a fantastic job representing Barlow.

Judging by their performances, we certainly have some contenders for the real University Challenge in the future!