This week is World Book Week!
Thursday is World Book Day.
As a result, I am not going to set my usual Reading Challenge. Instead, I would like you to get involved in the World Book Day/Week activities that were sent home:
We would LOVE to see evidence of what you have been up to, so email me your recordings and pictures at email@example.com
W/C 22nd February
Welcome back! I hope you had a restful and enjoyable half-term break.
This week's challenge is to read a comic (from a newspaper, graphic novel or annual) and then draw the next scene with a caption in the same style.
Send your entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
W/C 8th February
Find, read and share a poem about an animal ( I would like you to record yourself reading the poem).
W/C 1st February
W/C 25th January
We only had one entry to last week's competition (and what an entry it was! Flora S in Year 5 created a beautiful poster on Neverland).
This week you can either gain two House Points by correctly guessing the mythical creature being described, or 10 House Points if you can also send me in a drawing of it in colour:
Guess the Mythical Creature and (for extra points) draw one in colour
…there was an explosion of black fire. A second later, dozens of tiny creatures burst out of the flames and took flight. They zipped around the room in darts of vivid colour, fluttering gossamer wings so fast it looked like they weren’t moving at all…
Similar to the sprite…its wings looked like paper-thin sycamore leaves, tinged with an alarming shade of red. It wore what looked like a tiny bird skull as a helmet, with two beady black eyes glinting behind the eye sockets. Tufts of mossy hair extended from the bottom of the skull. As for its body, it had frog-like legs and arms, minus the webbed feet, which were banded with streaks of pearly white and indigo. Its thin torso didn’t look like it could hold the creature up, but somehow, it did.
It grinned at me, flashing a miniature set of razor-sharp teeth…
…A few of the creatures wore the bird skull helmets, while others sported upturned walnut shells and some had no headpiece at all…
…In my bedroom light, I got a better look at her face. Iridescent scales formed a halo around her sharply pointed features, the colours shifting from blue to green to pink to purple, depending on how the light hit them. Mossy curls of pale green hair sprung up in tufts from her head, and I noticed detailed striations of yellow and blue banding that ran from the tops of her shoulders up to her neck. The banding contained miniscule swirls in a darker shade, and multi-coloured spots across the pale portions of her skin pulsated…
…Her big, round black eyes peered up at me, filled with emotion. The sadness and panic in them struck me like an arrow to the heart…
From Harley Merlin 19: Persie Merlin and the Door to Nowhere by Bella Forrest
Send your answers into email@example.com
W/C 18th January
Last week's entries were fantastic! You can find them on your relevant Year Group pages. Well done!
This week's challenge is to:
Find and share a book set in a completely different world to Earth; for example, the Discworld from Terry Pratchett’s novels, or Panem from the Hunger Games series, and create an information poster about that other world.
Email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org
W/C 11th January
Congratulations to Annabel R (7EF), Oliver C (6FL), Jamie B (5NR) and Sophia S (5NR) for their fantastic entries last week. Their drawings can be found on the relevant year group pages.
This week's challenge is to redesign the book cover of your favourite book. You need to make it look exciting and eye-catching to encourage your peers to read it.
Email your entries to email@example.com
Good luck! There are 10 House Points to be won!
W/C 4th January
Hydra (from Harley Merlin 18: Persie Merlin and Leviathan’s Gift by Bella Forrest)
Draw what is being described:
A glowing black streak painted her throat, and dark smoke began to spill out of her mouth in a powerful torrent. It pooled on the grass in front of her… Huge limbs formed and rapidly took shape. Four scaly legs with glinting talons led to a bulky body, complete with a whipping tail that carried a spiny barb. My first thought was: dragon. But then the neck and the head started to form multiple necks and heads. Armoured scales climbed from the communal belly and slotted up each neck toward gnashing fangs. They had dragon-like faces, with long snouts and fanned-out bone frills. They were dark red with black armoured scales, covered in shivering spines, and weaponised with two pointed horns apiece.
The best drawings/interpretations will be put onto your Year Group page and you will receive 10 House Points.
Well done all those who participated in last week's Christmas book challenge:
The overall and year 5 winner (receiving their choice of bookmark and a packet of sweets) was Flora Storey (5OM)
Year 8 Winner - Will Manning (8KA)
Thank you to the other participants who entered. A great effort from year 5 pupils this week: Khushi Modhwadia, Barney Reeves, Olivia Fussell, Bo Uffendall, Lulu Lovell and Poppy Rousell. They all receive house points for participation.
Weekly Reading Challenge
Week beginning Monday 7th December
Find 10 books that are set at or about...Christmas!
Send your answers to Edward.Fairbanks@hughsexey.org.uk
Quickest correct answers in each year group win a prize!
Welcome to the Weekly Reading Challenge page!
Weekly Challenge - Week beginning 30th November 2020
Find 10 book titles or series of books that are set in a school.
I will not accept books from the same series in your list of 10.
You can email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org
Quickest correct answers from each year group will receive a prize. Good Luck!
Last week's (week beginning 30th November) overall winner was Flora Storey in 5OM.
Other year group winners were: Pippa Clarke in 7RA and Thomas Lindsey in 6MJ.
Libby Halford, Grace Danning and Asia Fear also entered this week's Reading Challenge.
Well done to this week's entrants.
Congratulations to the winner's of last week's reading challenge!
Year 8 and Overall winner - Will Manning (8KA)
Year 7 Winner - Martha Cann (7EF)
Year 6 Winner - Lilly Standeven (6MJ)
All winners receive a success card and packet of sweets.
Thank you also to all pupils that took part and gave the correct answers: Annabel Reeves, Ruby Jones and Asia Fear.
The correct answers were:
1. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
2. Lily Alone by Jacqueline Wilson
3. The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
5. The Fault in our Stars by John Green