The World Book Day Parade was full of delightfully creative book character costumes!
Kaysan, Elizabeth, Rehan and Sameeha, members of the School Council, judged the competition.
It was difficult to decide, as each class had put in so much hard work, and effort. All of the displays were excellent, in different ways.
The judges had to consider:
• Wow factor
• Children’s input
• Teacher input
• What they really liked about the display
They gave a rating of 1 to 10 in each category, and then they chose their ‘Top 4’. After a discussion to reach a consensus, the winner was Class 9. Their display was based on ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’, by C. S. Lewis, and they had an amazing wardrobe, with a door into ‘Narnia’!
The 1st prize was a trip, on World Book day itself, to the Genesis theatre, for the Tower Hamlets Schools’ Library Service event with the author Chitra Soundar, and also Afternoon Tea in the library, with Sue!
World Book Week began on Monday morning with an exciting school assembly! The teachers in each year group brought to life an extract of a book. We heard about Little Rabbit Foo Foo, Wolf Academy, Little Red Riding Hood and we even tried to solve the mystery of who had pushed Humpty Dumpty.
Children and parents from Blue Gates Fields Junior School were invited to attend a free family fun event by the Museum of London. The event explored identity, and children and parents were able to make dolls that represented them or someone important in their lives. As well as that, there was live music performed by Yousuf Ali Khan and an opportunity for everyone to try out instruments.
Earlier this month, the School Council organised an Online Safety competition as part of Blue Gate Fields junior School's Safer Internet Day. The competition was to design a poster to remind children how to keep safe online. It proved to be very popular and there were almost fifty entries from across the school. The School Council chose a winner for each year group. They had a strict set of criteria from which to judge the winning entries such as: the poster should not include too many words or pictures but should provide a clear online safety message to the reader.
The winners will have their posters enlarged and displayed around the school and will also have an exclusive lunchtime computing games session with a friend of their choice!
Year 3 Winner - Faiza, Class 2
Year 4 Winner - Adyan M, Class 4
Year 5 Winner - Mohammad, Class 9
year 6 Winner - Ameerah, Class 12