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Book club is a fun and enjoyable experience .We read educational books and also different fiction books at each session therefore  we learn new words ,which help us progress in our learning. The book we are reading now is titled ‘My Gym Teacher Is An Alien Overlord’ and it is all about young boys called Zack and Luke discovering that their Gym Teacher is an undercover Alien Overlord. The book is interesting and inspiring (which makes us want to read more!) It is a wonderful book-which has its very own twitter account-and everyone loves to discuss how far they have read every Monday. Authors comment and respond to us on twitter, especially David Solomons , who is the author of the book we are reading now! Everybody can’t wait for our next session on Monday.

 

Lola, Hannah, Elizabeth Y6 Millbrook schoolimage my gym teacher is a alien overlord

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Martin Galway Talk – A great success!

 

Thank you to all those parents who joined us for an informative and  entertaining talk about reading delivered by Martin Galway. Great audience participation meant the pigeon never did get to drive the bus! 

Enjoy using some of the ideas and suggestions with your children and share anything you found useful with your friends. 

Mrs Jason

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Celebrating Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday

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To celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday, today the children came to school dressed as a character from one of his books, or if they preferred dressed in yellow (his favourite colour) in exchange for £1. img_0657img_0682

The children displayed their wonderful costumes on a parade around the playground, watched by parents and carers.

 

 

They had an assembly about the life of Roald Dahl and in the afternoon watched a live web cast about Roald Dahl’s fantastic characters.  All the children created a dream jar inspired by BFG.  Everyone had a splendiferous day!

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Funds raised will go towards buying new books for the school library.

 

 

 

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Stars of the week & Class attendance w.e 9th September 2016

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Millbrook School Class attendance

Millbrook School Class Attendance

Each week classes will be awarded Bronze (95% and above), Silver (98%) or Gold (100%) certificates for their attendance. Classes achieving Gold will be awarded 15 minutes golden time.

Week Ending 13th  April the following classes received certificates.

Silver
Year 6

Bronze
Reception
Year 1
Year 3
Year 4

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star of the week

Stars of the Week

Every week someone from each class is given a special Star of the Week award to recognise the hard work and dedication they have displayed.

Stars of  the week week ending 9th September 2016

Reception
Amelia Omelczuk
Myles Addo

Year 1
Hannah Marden-Mian
Keith Jagundina-Onyema

Year 2
Finley Wilson
Jeremy Baafi

Year 3
Rocco Bristow-Guacci
Regan Hultberg

Year 4
Karolina Derezinska
David Baafi

Year 5
Madalina Zavadovschi
Jake Cooney

Year 6
Lydia Yu
Kimi Haliche

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March Books of the Month

March Books of the Month

Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 have contributed to the ‘Books of the Month’ display which can be found outside the library. Please take the time to have a look.

The classes have either chosen their own books or used a book they have all enjoyed in class.

Year 3

  • Princess Emily and the Beautiful Fairy by Vivien

Recommended by Kennedy


 

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. SeussMarch book review

Recommended by Mia


  • Bad Girls by Jacqueline WilsonbookalishaRecommended by Alisha

Year 4

  • Billionaire Boy By David Walliams
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Recommended by Isaac, Rhianna and Aaliyah


Year 6

  • A Tiny Bit Lucky Tom Gates by L.Pichon

Recommended by Shannon


 

  • Short! By Kevin Crossley-Holland (A collection of short stories)

    I recommend this book for everyone because it is quite easy to read and it is very interesting.  It includes all genres from comedy and romance to horror.  If you dont have much time you can just pick the book up and read one short story.  It takes no time at all!

Recommended by Ren


Emma  in Year 4 has taken the time to independently write her own review.

March book reviewStar Wars: Before the Awakening by Greg Rucka

This book is about three Star Wars characters from the force awakens and how they try to survive. The characters are Rey, Poe and Finn.

I would recommend this book to any Star Wars fans. This is a good book to read. You canbuy it from most bookshops.

 

 

 

 

Northern Lights By Philip Pullman

This book is about a girl, Lyra and her friend Roger. He disappears, which means Lyra and her daemon, Pantalaimon, need to march book 1.pnggo on a quest to find their missing friend, Roger.

Lyra has to overcome her fears of strange terrors, including Armoured Bears and Witch-Queens.

My favourite character was Lyra, as she was kind, helpful and not selfish.

Although this book, at times, can be scary, I would not change this book. I really enjoyed reading this and there was even a bit of humour from Lyra’s Daemon.

The moral of this story is to always be helpful, especially with your friends

I would definitely recommend this book to everyone. If you are ready for the biggest quest of your life, then join Lyra and her friends, overcome fears and attempt to rescue Roger.

By Oshayna Campbell

Saxby Smart Schoolboy Detective; The Poisoned Arrow By Simon Cheshire

Although there are chapters in this story, it is separated into three different sections: 1.The Poisoned Arrow, 2.The nightmare of room 9B and 3.The Final Problem.

  1. The poisoned arrow is about a gang of thieves stealing form an audience, whilst a class are performing, Saxby comes in to save the day!march book 1
  2. The nightmare of room 9B has a mystery of stolen laptops and Saxby needs to save them.
  3. The Final Problem tells us of a quiz for different schools. However one of the teams are cheating and Saxby has to stop them!

Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this book as I found it difficult to follow the different stories, and had to flick back every 10 minutes to remember what had happened previously.

However, I would recommend this book if you enjoy solving problems and light hearted reads.

By Daniel Kilcommons

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows By J.K Rowling

This is the seventh and final book in the series of Harry Potter books. The one, who shall not be mentioned, is back wmarch book 1.pngith vengeance and commits himself to incredibly protective measures.

In the lead up to this, Harry, Ron and Hermione work together, proving the strength of their friendship, to defeat Lord Voldermort’s horcrux to enable them to get close enough to battle the Lord himself!

The words and descriptions in the book, make you feel like you are there, you can picture each and every scene.

I would highly recommend this book to all in Key Stage 2. Maybe you can envision a different great hall battle to me!

By Dylan Aziz

 

Courage to Ride By Bernadette Kelly

This is a book about a girl, Annie, and her horse. She has to venture to new places and even attempt horse riding for the first time. She was worried others wouldn’t like her, and would bully her. She tried her best in every situation and showed her courage throughout.

The moral of this story is to always persevere in hard situations even when scared and confused, as you will never know the outcome until you try.march book 1

I would recommend this book to everyone, if you enjoy adventure, suspense and a good read, then you must chose this book next!

By Iza Wolak

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Library Club Book Reviews.

At the last meeting of the library club some of the children chose to recommend books they thought other children would enjoy. Most children told me what they wanted to say but Bailey wrote her own.

Mrs Jason.

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Driftwood by Cathy Cassidy

Do you like the sea air blowing through your hair? Do you believe in the magic of the sea? Joey and Hannah are the best of friends but when her new foster brother Paul steps in things change. This book is seriously addictive. I would recommend especially for girls in Year 5 and 6. My favourite book with a touching story line. I love it very much. READ IT !

Bailey Year 6

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Shadow by Michael Morpurgo

The book is inspirational but very sad. It makes you remember that even if you think your life is bad, there are other people whose lives are worse than yours. It touched my heart.

Recommended for Year 6 because it might be upsetting.

Angel Year 6

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 The Roald Dahl Treasury by Roald Dahl

This book has all the Roald Dahl stories and the Revolting Rhymes. My favourite story is James and the Giant Peach because where would you get a peach that big?

My favourite rhyme is Cinderella but it is not like the story. It has some gory parts more suitable for Year 5 and 6.

Oshayna Year 5

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Double Act by Jacqueline Wilson

A story about twins who are close to each other. However when their mother dies a lady called Kate comes into their lives and things change. I like the book as it is both sad and happy. Recommended for Years 5 and 6.

Methuli Year 6

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Harry potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K.Rowling

This is the second book in the Harry Potter series. I like the adventure especially when Harry is in the chamber fighting the Basilisk. It’s a really interesting read but I would recommend that you read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone first.

Shannon Year 6

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 Reptiles and Amphibians published by Dorling Kindersley

A very informative guide about reptiles and where they live. It gives information and shows photographs about the different species.

Recommended for children who are interested in animals but especially for Year 5 and 6.

Isaac Year 6

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Marshmallow Skye by Cathy Cassidy

A story about 2 sisters who do everything together until their Dad moves to Australia. When mum gets a new boyfriend, who already has a daughter, the family changes.

A mysterious and sad story recommended for older readers.

Amber Year 6

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