***🐉 World Book Day 2021 - 4th March🐉 ***
Our special day has finally arrived. A number of classes are celebrating with their Live Sessions today. It has been wonderful to see so many dragonlings around school all week and on the live chats - thanks to everyone who has taken part and to parents too, for helping to make all the dragon crafts/costumes!!
Oldfield Brow World Book Day Assembly
To celebrate together, whether at home or in school, here is Oldfield Brow's (Virtual) World Book Day Assembly. (Just click on the image):
(PARENTS OF OUR YOUNGEST VIEWERS MAY WISH TO CHECK THIS ASSEMBLY BEFORE PLAYING - DRAGONS DO BREATHE FIRE)
You might recall that we had a very special book at the heart of all of our activities this week and each year group received a special dragon to explore from Jackie Morris' artistic book, Tell Me A Dragon. You have proved just how hard you are all still working, only days before you return to school. We are so proud of you all. We cannot wait to have everyone back together in our classes. All of the teachers have missed you so much and we know you have missed one another.
The year groups have gathered together dragon related learning and activities from our Book Week to bring you the whole school assembly - one class at a time. Pupils of Oldfield Brow: we are bowled over by your creativity and enthusiasm. Thank you for throwing yourself into all things dragon and reading books for pleasure. ENJOY YOUR ASSEMBLY AND KEEP ON READING!! Please find your dragon assembly in the Videos Section at the Bottom of the webpage.
The Sea Dragon - EYFS
The Sky Dragon - Year 1
The Fire Dragon - Year 2
The Jade Dragon - Year 3
The Tiny Dragons - Year 4
The Dragon Made of the Sun and the Stars AKA The Galaxy Dragon - Year 5
The Snaggletooth Dragon - Year 6
World Book Day Tokens Go Digital
Check out the World Book Day Rap 2021 by MCGrammar (click on the picture):
To make sure you all receive your World Book Day book tokens during Lockdown, the World Book Day charity has kindly arranged to circulate them digitally this year (although please note that they cannot be redeemed online). If you click on the image below, it will take you to a webpage where you can print this off and exchange or part exchange for a book of your choice. There are some fabulous books on offer. Year 5 watched a special live lesson courtesy of worldbookday.com today, where they listened to books that made them laugh out loud (particularly Little Bad Man) and may be choosing one of those from the £1 book list. Perhaps they'll contribute to the Sponsored Read. (See details of the Oldfield Brow Sponsored Read below - STARTS TODAY!)
Here are the £1 books you can buy this year:
OLDFIELD BROW SPONSORED READ 2021 STARTS ON WORLD BOOK DAY 4TH MARCH 2021
The Oldfield Brow Sponsored Read is an opportunity for you to engage in reading for enjoyment during Book Week (to build those lifelong skills and develop a love of books) but not just books, cereal boxes, comics, leaflets, magazines anything you could possibly read! Especially anything dragon related this week too! Can you persuade family members, friends, neighbours to sponsor you for the amount you have read in a week? It will help us buy new books for our classrooms. Mrs Heffernan (Y1) has kindly organised this for us and produced a PowerPoint (See Downloads) for you to share with your families and sponsor forms. There are special forms for our youngest pupils in Early Years. Let's Get Reading!!!!!!
The Oldfield Brow Mystery Readers - (Available NOW until the 5th March)
Find your preferred Book Number and head to the Video Downloads to view (Link at the top of the page!!)
Where has the Oldfield Brow Behemoth come from?
Year 5 cartographers have been mapping the lands from whence our 'Galaxy Dragon' made of the sun and the stars originates.
Here's Daniel's and more can be found on the Year 5 Class Page:
Here's our special dragon assembly:
All year groups are sharing the fabulous book Tell Me A Dragon by Jackie Morris to celebrate our Book Week '21. Find out all about it in our special assembly today!
To hear the extremely talented author/illustrator, reading the whole book herself, you can watch her here on YouTube!
Could there be a dragon on the loose near Oldfield Brow?
The first week back after February half term has seen great excitement with the unexpected arrival of, what appear to be, dragon eggs in the school grounds! Everybody is talking about it! Where did they come from? What kind of dragon left them here? Might the dragon return? Here are some articles by our roving Y5 reporters:
Book Week Diary of Events:
We're celebrating dragons and books a plenty in the coming weeks. Keep returning to this page for updates. Here's a taster of what's to come:
- Tell Me a Dragon Assembly (Virtual) – Wednesday 24th February '21.
- A kaleidoscope of dragons DRAGON DRESS UP – On your class Live Session Day during the week 1st-5th March. (If you're looking for ideas there are a number of mask suggestions below).
- Oldfield Brow Primary Sponsored Read (Details to follow shortly).
- Share book reviews/ recommendations of your favourite dragon books. (Book review template available in the Downloads Section below. Don't forget to tell us about the dragon in your story!!).
- World Book Day Assembly (Virtual) – Thursday 4th March '21.
- Mystery Oldfield Brow Reader – During Oldfield Brow Book Week 1st-5th March '21
Who will be reading your favourite dragon book? This is the list as it stands. Readings of short extracts will begin on 1st March '21. Which book(s) will you pick? Maybe you’ll listen to a different one each day?
Read an extract from a Dragon Book to see if you like it, or any other that takes your fancy on Authorfy's fabulous website: https://authorfy.com/extracts/:
Dragon dressing up ideas for your class live session between 1st- 5th March
We highly recommend you visit the World Book Day Website- https://www.worldbookday.com
Due to Lockdown this year, there is even more available online. Worldbookday.com has a fabulous wepage entitled 'World of Stories' where you can listen to a wide range of children's books from the Chocolate Unicorn by Jenny McLachlan to Jungle Drop by Abi Elphinstone.
On 3rd/ 4th/ 5th March at 10:30 the charity is hosting 3 live sessions so why not join in the fun:
CALLING ALL PUPILS IN KEY STAGE 2
DON'T MISS THIS AMAZING WRITING COMPETITION!!!!!!!!!!
Calling all pupils in Key Stage 2! If you are in Years 3, 4, 5 or 6, why not take part in Trafford's exciting writing competition and try to win a chance to represent Oldfield Brow Primary School and other fabulous prizes!
Prizes include a kindle for the overall winner, book vouchers, drama workshop vouchers amongst many other things with the winner also seeing their fiction brought to life as a drama. It is hoped there will be an official awards ceremony in May/June at the Great Hall of Manchester University, Lockdown permitting.
Over 50 primary schools in our area have teamed up with Manchester University and other sponsors to take part in this fabulous KS2 writing extravanganza. Watch Mrs. Chetwyn's introductory video to find out more (The PowerPoint is available to view without the video too on your class pages.)
Also watch Rebecca Grant from Manchester University, one of the competition judges, to pick up some tips and tricks and get those creative juices flowing.
Your entry has to be a story of no more than 500 words and has to start with the Green Door - PLEASE either watch Mrs Chetwyn's video or read through the PowerPoint (In the Downloads section at the bottom of the page) to make sure you understand what to write about and what the judges will be looking for. It needs to be typed and returned to your year group email address to enter by Friday 12th March 2021 - so there's plenty of time to get creating. If you cannot type it up - a photograph of your written work will be fine, and if it goes through to the next round, we will type it up for you! But if you can get someone to type it up for you please do, it will save a lot of teacher time as we begin to return to the classrooms. Your class teachers may have posted more information on individual class pages.
As a school, we will be entering 2 stories per year group and we very much look forward to you showing off your creativity and skills (as well as all the objectives for writing we have been learning about over the last few weeks!)