To celebrate the launch of her new book Completely Cassidy: Accidental Genius, our patron of reading Tamsyn Murray is running a 500 word short story competition on the theme of MY SECRET TALENT.
The competition is open to children aged 7-13 years old. It starts today and closes on 30th April 2015, with the winner being announced on 1st July 2015. The maximum word count is 500, there is no minimum. The judges are Cathy Cassidy, Karen McCombie and Kelly McKain.
Entry is via email to email@example.com or via post to Completely Cassidy Story Comp, Usborne publishing, 83-85 Saffron Hill, London EC1N 8RT. Entrants will need to print off a permission form and complete it to show parental permission to enter-this needs to be completed and sent with their story as a paper copy or scanned in and attached to an email.
The winner will receive £100 of Usborne books, a £50 Paperchase voucher and a signed copy of the book.
For further details please click on the link below.
My Secret Talent Short Story factsheet
We are very pleased and proud to announce that our wonderful Patron of Reading Tamsyn Murray has very kindly dedicated her new book, Completely Cassidy-Accidental Genius to the children of Wroxham!
The children were very excited about the news and are looking forward to receiving their copies of the book at the Completely Cassidy PJ party on Friday 20th March.
It’s only a few weeks until the PJ party to celebrate the launch of Tamsyn’s new book, Completely Cassidy-Accidental Genius and Tamsyn has very kindly sent us a link so you can have a sneak preview of the first few pages!
They are well worth a read!
The results for Week 3 are:-
Year 1-867 Year 2-632
Year 3-447 Year 4-756
Year 5-941 Year 6-1366
The competition is due to finish this week and the results will be kept secret until Tamsyn’s visit on World Book Day so there is still time to change the result. Keep reading!
The children have spent the last week reading lots of books. The totals for this week are:-
Nursery – 238 Reception – 545
Year 1 – 472 Year 2 – 537
Year 3 – 315 Year 4 – 440
Year 5 – 705 Year 6 – 1189
Well done everyone, keep it up!
WOW! I am so impressed with the numbers of books you’ve read so far! I did a little bits of maths and worked out that the average number of books read by each pupil in the first week is….8. That is incredible. But don’t worry if you haven’t read that many – some books are fast reads and some are slow. The important thing is that you enjoy reading them.
I’m really excited to find out what your totals are next week but in the meantime, here’s a little video from me featuring Very Important Pet, Lillie. She’s the one who Stunt Bunny: Tour Troubles is dedicated to. And speaking of dedications, I’m hoping to have something very exciting to show you soon…watch this space.
Keep Reading, Wroxham!
The children of Wroxham have really risen to Tamsyn Murray’s challenge to read as many books as they can in four weeks.
The results for Week One are:-
Nursery – 32 Reception – 143
Year 1 – 353 Year 2 – 184
Year 3 – 160 Year 4 – 184
Year 5 – 415 Year 6 – 485
Well done everyone! Keep reading!
I’ll let you into a little secret: I struggle a bit with Mondays. Specifically with Monday mornings. There’s something about the first alarm of the week that makes it that tiny bit harder to get out from under the duvet to face the week. But not today – today, I leapt out of bed with excitement because it is PATRON CUP LAUNCH DAY!
As you can probably tell, I am hugely excited about the Patron Cup. Part of my role as Patron of Reading is encourage a love of reading for pleasure, to help everyone at Wroxham to love books the way I do. When I was a child I liked nothing better than losing myself in a story and that’s something that is as true now as it ever was. So the Patron Cup is a fun way to encourage each child to read more. And because a bit of competitive spirit never hurt anyone, at the end of the four weeks of the Cup, I’ll award an actual SILVER CUP to the class in each key stage who have read the most books on average.
Mrs Maidman has very kindly made a fabulous display for the hall, to show how the number of books read is growing and I can’t wait to watch as it gets updated. And I don’t mind telling you I feel a bit like Professor Dumbledore, watching the House Cup tallies grow in the Great Hall at Hogwarts. I have no idea which classes are going to win but I’m very excited to find out! And I’m looking forward to hearing all about the fabulous books that have been read as part of the challenge when I come into school on World Book Day in March.
So what are you waiting for, Wroxham? On your marks…Get set…READ!
The Patron’s Cup starts on Monday 19th January. Our Patron of Reading has set the children a challenge to see how many books they can read in four weeks.
For every five books they read they will receive a certificate and the winning class in each key stage will be presented with the Patron’s Cup, by Tamsyn on World Book Day.
So let’s get reading Wroxham!
For more information please see the attached letter.
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