English and Reading News

Welcome to the English and Reading news page.

Here you will find interesting videos, information and news about the fantastic reading events taking place at Engayne

We welcomed Viv Hill from the Havering Library Service to join our assemblies on FRI 12th October. She awarded medals and certificates to around 150 of our pupils who completed the Mischief Making Reading Challenge this Summer. Congratulations to all who competed.

 

The winners of our in school photo competitions were Freddie  and Georgia  Thank you for your entries they were very imaginative!

Calling all budding writers it competition  time

Competition closes 29 October
Book People
Bedtime Story Competition
Do you know a budding author?
We are delighted to announce that this year's Bedtime Story Competition is now open for entry. This year's head judge is none other than Alex Gregory, two-time Olympic medallist and author of Dadventures. With the chance to get their story published, as well as other incredible prizes up for grabs, there's every reason to encourage your children to get writing!
How to enter ›
Competition closes 29 October Book People Bedtime Story Competition Do you know a budding author? We are delighted to announce that this year's Bedtime Story Competition is now open for entry. This year's head judge is none other than Alex Gregory, two-time Olympic medallist and author of Dadventures. With the chance to get their story published, as well as other incredible prizes up for grabs, there's every reason to encourage your children to get writing! How to enter ›

Celebrity Judges! - We are thrilled to announce that our head judge this year will be... Claudia Winkleman! - She will be joined by broadcaster Christian O’Connell and top illustrator Alison Brown to select the winners from an outstanding shortlist. - Meet the judges ›
Incredible Prizes! - Three lucky winners will win £250 worth of books as well as £250 worth of books for their school! - Plus, one overall winner will have their story published, illustrated and read by children around the country - truly the opportunity of a lifetime! - Find out more ›

Top tips for writing a bedtime story - Read more ›
Top tips for writing a bedtime story - Read more ›

 

CALLING ALL BUDDING WRITERS ….The Jacqueline Wilson Creative Writing Prize 2018 is currently seeking stories about unlikely friendships. Click the link below for more details.  GOOD LUCK!

Jacqueline Wilson Creative Writing Prize
The Jacqueline Wilson Creative Writing Prize is back for 2018, and we’re one of the judges! The competition asks children aged seven to 12 to write a story between 750 and 1,000 words about an unlikely friendship. The winner will have their story published in a Jacqueline Wilson novel, and there are lots of other prizes up for grabs too.

Find out more.

 

Please click on the various links to find useful sites and helpful information for all things English related!

EYFS and KS1 phonics and reading

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk

For fun games and activities which are free

www.Mrthorne.com

Another useful site for phonic fun and useful tips

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Super range of free ebooks to read and a phonics screening test generator to work on those alien words

www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

Our school BUG CLUB subscription will offer books and SPAG activities for all the children.

KS2 reading:

A site enabling parents to download extracts of books to sample, to try out different authors with their children.

 

http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

 

A site dedicated to helping children and parents to find out about children’s books. Each area on the site provides information about new and classic titles with expert advice to help you find the best children’s books available.

 

www.ReadingZone.com

 

A comprehensive book review site, which also contains some writing games too.

 

http://mrsmad.com

 

An excellent resource site, offering tests and games for KS2 English.

 

https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/interactive_ks2_english

 

 

SPELLING

Please click on these links for the common word lists for each year group found  on year group page

 

Looking for advice on what to read?

Click on our recommended reads list for the year group found on year group page  for some inspiration!

 

 

 

Our Patrons Of Reading

What is a patron of reading? A patron of reading is an author who works with specific schools to help promote reading and inspire writing.

 

Who are our patrons of reading? We are lucky enough to have two patrons called Nicola Davies and Valerie Bloom.

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Nicola Davies

She is very passionate and curious about the natural world around her. She uses her excitement for nature to inspire her writing.

Valerie Bloom